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Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery or Obesity Surgery Services

ThumbObesity is abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body that may give rise to several health problems. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. A Body Mass Index or BMI is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2).



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What causes Obesity ?

Obesity is caused when there is energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. Some of the very common causes for obesity are follows :

  • Excessive intake of foods that are high in fat, salt and sugars but low in vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients.

  • A decrease in physical activity or no physical activity at all.

  • Increasingly sedentary lifestyle or work involving very less physical movement.

  • Hereditary.

  • Certain medications such as antidepressants, anti-seizure medications, diabetes medications, antipsychotic medications, steroids and beta blockers may cause weight gain if you don't compensate through diet or activity.

  • Health problems such as Prader-Willi syndrome, Cushing's syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, and other diseases and conditions may also lead to obesity.

What are the problems associated Obesity ?

According to World Health Organization (WHO), overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity. Overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight. For example, 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight (this includes all high-income and most middle-income countries).

Obesity may lead to several health problems particularly very serious non-communicable diseases. Some of the very common health problems are as follows.

  • Heart Disease and Stroke

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Disability

  • Increased risk of fractures

  • Psychological Problems

  • Diabetes

  • Cancers

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Hypertension

What are the treatment options available to treat Obesity ?

Treatment of Obesity starts with conservative approaches like :

 
  • Exercising 30 minutes on almost all days of the week

  • Behaviour modification to change eating behaviour

  • Medications as prescribed by your doctor

  • Intake of diet with low-fat, high-complex carbohydrate, high fibre

  • Social and family support

When all the conservative approaches fail to give a desired outcome then the last resort would be a bariatric surgery. Although surgery is the last resort for the treatment of obesity, it can be extremely effective. However, bariatric or weight loss surgery should be performed by an experienced and well trained surgeon because such operations can carry significant risks, especially in the post-operative period.

When you should see a doctor for Obesity Surgery?

  • Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is above 35

  • You have serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.

  • No improvement in condition after medically managed weight-loss programmes

  • All the conservative approaches have failed

  • Age between 18-65 years

  • Persistently morbidly obese for at least 3-5 years

  • Capability to tolerate surgery

  • Absence of alcoholism

  • Psychologically sound

Types of Obesity Surgery

The bariatric surgeons at our network hospitals can perform the following types of obesity surgery procedures. Most are done using minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery techniques, which can help decrease hospital stay time and speed up your recovery.

  • Laparoscopic Gastric bypass

  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Minimally Invasive Obesity Surgery

ThumbBariatric Surgeons at our network obesity surgery hospitals in India use Minimal Access or Key Hole techniques while performing obesity surgeries. The hospitals comprises surgeons who specialize in various areas of surgery and are dedicated to performing surgical procedures with emphasis on utilization of minimally invasive techniques so that patients reap the benefits of faster recovery, lesser post-operative pain and minimal post-surgical complications. Unlike traditional way of doing surgery, in a minimally invasive obesity surgery, few small incisions are made instead of a single large incision.

Some of the benefits of minimally invasive Obesity Surgery are as follows :

 
  • Quicker & accurate diagnosis

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Lesser pain

  • Lesser Blood Loss

  • Faster recovery

  • Minimal tissue damage

  • Lesser chances of infections

  • Minimal scarring

How to get started?

Now you can get connected to top bariatric and laparoscopic surgery specialists in India and get a free no obligation expert opinion and quote for the treatment. All you need to do is send the following details to us at info@mentorsethicare.com.

  • Age of the patient

  • Height of the patient

  • Weight of the patient

  • Brief medical history and current condition of the patient

  • Any health problems like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease etc.

For more information on high quality and low cost Obesity Surgery in India, you can write to us at info@mentorsethicare.com or call us anytime at 0091 9611 231 188 .

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