Minimally Invasive Obesity Surgery in India at a Low Cost

14/06/2014 15:38

Bariatric SurgeryOverview of obesity

Obesity surgery at India is providing weight loss to numerous obese patients Obesity is a disorder in which the reserve of natural energy stored in the fatty tissue in the human body gets enhanced at a point. Here it gets associated with certain health conditions or enhanced mortality. In other words obesity is a condition in which the body weight of the patient becomes twice of his ideal body weight. Today obesity ranks as a major health challenge. In the next 25 years obesity might become one of the largest financial drain on a family and a country with other associated life style disorders like hypertension and diabetes. Obesity is related to a spectrum of problems in which the body mass index of a person ranges above 40.

What are the main causes of obesity?

  • Following are the main causes of obesity:
  • Lack of activity
  • Habits of unhealthy eating
  • Problems of hormonal imbalance
  • Genetic reasons 
  • Poor lifestyle

What is obesity surgery?

Obesity surgery is a procedure through which obese people are able to shed of extra body weight. In this procedure weight loss is attained by reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device that is known as gastric banding. Weight loss is also obtained by removing a portion of the stomach or by rerouting the small intestine into a small pouch of the stomach. Long term studies have proved that the procedures enabling weight loss have brought down the mortality rate among people due to obesity from 40% to 23%.  
Popular types of obesity surgery procedures

Following are some popular procedures of obesity surgery:

  • Gastric bypass surgery: This is a complex surgical procedure that consumes a time of four hours. Roux-en-bypass is the most popular form of gastric bypass surgery. This surgery is done with a long incision. The surgeon makes a small pouch at the top of the stomach by using a plastic band or staples. The smaller part of the stomach is connected to the section of the small intestine that is known as the jejunum. With this sort of rearrangement the food bypasses through the rest of the stomach. The patient feels full more quickly so a fewer calories are consumed by the human body. 
  • Gastric banding surgery: This surgery is also known as lap band surgery. In this procedure the weight loss surgeon wraps a band around the top section of a patient’s stomach by using a laparoscope. The gastric band is injected into the body with a saline that causes the patient to feel sooner and eat less. Gastric band surgery is a minimally invasive surgery. It is performed by the surgeon on an outpatient point. The gastric bands in this surgery can be tightened and loosened according to one’s facility.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery: This surgery is a latest form of weight loss surgery. The laparoscopic surgery in this procedure is used to shed of weight from the body of those people who are extremely obese. In a gastric sleeve operation the surgeon removes more than half portion of the patient’s stomach. Thus the left over stomach is made in the shape of a sleeve or tube and is closed by using staples.  When the patient loses enough weight then he can undergo the procedure of gastric bypass or weight loss surgery. 

What are the advantages of obesity surgery?

The procedure of weight loss surgery has been designed for reduction of complications and illness due to obesity. For many patients weight loss improves multiple conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, blood cholesterol and coronary artery disease. In addition to this the other body systems include benefits for immune, digestive and endocrine system. However weight loss procedures need determination and dedication for those who undergo it to bring changes in their lifestyle. After the surgery if the patient follows the set of instructions given by the obesity surgeon then he attains 60% weight loss benefit along with improvement of other health problems.

Why India for obesity surgery?

India has been considered like a Mecca for patients who want to lose weight through weight loss surgeries. Good quality obesity surgery in India has attracted numerous patients from other international destinations. The entire world has realized the fact that healthcare system in India is at par with that which is seen in developed western countries. Weight loss surgery hospitals at Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai are providing low cost obesity surgery of India . Most obesity surgeons and physicians in India perform minimally invasive weight loss procedures like lap band and gastric sleeve surgery. These surgeons have taken medical training and work experience from the topmost medical institutions of India and abroad.
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