Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity & weight gain are two of the most challenging healthcare issues we battle today, and it has almost reached epidemic proportions, especially in the developed and developing world. Diet and lifestyle are the fundamental causes of obesity wherein our diet is increasingly unhealthy, and our lifestyles are increasingly sedentary. These two factors make it almost impossible for people to break the obesity cycle and emerge out of obesity on their own. This often leads to a case of disappointment and giving up, because of the repeated failures one encounters in their fight against obesity.
Thus, a surgical intervention to reduce the size of the stomach to overcome obesity – bariatric surgery – is now an increasingly viable treatment for obesity. The procedure is taken as the last resort wherein all the conventional techniques for treating obesity have failed. And bariatric surgeries have been known to have successfully reduced various forms of obesity with a high percentage of success.
In a bariatric surgery, the doctors employ a gastric band or use a gastric bypass which reduces the size of the stomach and thereby resulting in decline of appetite. This leads to a certain weight loss in the long run. Surgical procedure encompasses those procedures that seek to reduce weight and obesity by means of surgically reducing the stomach.
Our centre is regarded as amongst the best hospitals for bariatric surgery in Hyderabad, with a team of specialty doctors, physicians, bariatricians, and other medical experts who support you on the journey of reducing the extra fat. As we take the patient-centric approach, we focus primarily on reducing weight with the aid of minimally-invasive healthcare practices.
BMI is an accurate way to identify weight with respect to your body height. With a BMI (Body Mass Index) of above 30 for your height, you may be diagnosed as “obese.” There are several biological and cultural reasons behind the causes of morbid obesity due to our present lifestyle. The stance of weight gain is commonly seen that obesity makes a person feel hungry quickly, gain weight faster, and additional factors of stress, work-related pressures, and anxiety, the overall food consumption continues. Other most-prevalent risk factors include age, lack of proper sleep, unhealthy diet, sedentary life style, etc.
Why Choose Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital for Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery?
Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital, LB Nagar, Hyderabad is one of the nation’s foremost healthcare facilities with a state-of-the-art bariatric care specialty for weight loss surgery in Hyderabad. The Department of Bariatric Surgery at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital takes care of all weight-loss procedures – including bariatric surgeries to help people who are severely overweight and have failed to secure the right results with traditional weight loss methods. The department is known for providing the best bariatric surgery and care for the most challenging and complex obesity disorders. As the recognized leader for bariatric surgery in Hyderabad, the institute takes a multidisciplinary approach and partners with patients for the best and long-term results.
The weight loss program covers pre-surgical education, nutrition, and lifestyle counselling, as well as post-surgical support making it comprehensive and result oriented. At every stage of the program, patients are treated with compassion and respect in a comfortable and reassuring atmosphere. The institute is committed to helping each patient attain and maintain a healthy weight. It is a centre of excellence for various minimal access bariatric surgeries.
We have some of the best doctors and surgeons for bariatric surgery in Hyderabad on board, specialized in individual-specific treatment for obesity at our centre. You recover at the best pace in your optimal weight reduction journey. We have Doctor of International repute who will work with you to devise a personalized plan. We have multi-disciplinary gastroenterologists, surgeons, general physicians, physiotherapists, and dieticians who will work together as a team until your recovery.
How is Obesity diagnosed?
The need for a surgical intervention for weight loss is two-fold – firstly when all other conservative measures for weight loss have failed and the patient is unable to achieve necessary reduction in weight by diet & exercise, and secondly when the proportion of weight is exceedingly high, leading to risks such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, orthopaedic problems, risk of cancers and others.
A BMI of 40 is the benchmark for qualifying a patient for a bariatric procedure. Anyone with a higher than 40 BMI definitely needs a surgical intervention to reduce weight – in a manner than is consistent, beneficial and long lasting.
Bariatric procedures achieve weight loss in a structured, scientific and progressive manner. Drastic weight loss in a short span of time by going on a crash diet or heavy exercise may not have the right results in the long term. Additionally, it may have side effects, relapse and other complications which are certainly avoided with a bariatric procedure.
Also, the doctors will undertake a through diagnostic profile as well as a lifestyle profile of the patient before qualifying them for the surgery. Bariatric procedures are not advised for patients with a heavy smoking history and unwillingness to give up the same, pregnant women, patients with psychiatric conditions, etc., are also disallowed from the procedure.
How to prepare for Bariatric Surgery?
With the experience of our doctors, we highly recommend getting prepared for laparoscopic bariatric surgery as early as before 1 year. Nutritional expectations, smoking cessation, and maladaptive lifestyle changes are aimed a year before the surgery. We will request a Pre-operative diet, diabetic medications, health history check-up with our anaesthesiology, blood thinners, and some more.
Post-Bariatric Surgery Care
Caretakers, physiologists, and special nurses are appointed on your behalf to help you manage the first 24hours after your bariatric surgery. Pain management and nausea, vomiting is our primary concern; secondary changes such as leakage, intravenous fluid management, pulmonary hygiene, and lastly ambulation is also given individual attention.
What are the different types of Bariatric Surgery?
Any treatment for obesity is influenced by the level of your BMI. For individuals diagnosed with obesity, gastric surgery is ideal for treatment. It reduces the stomach’s consumption threshold of food by rerouting the entities to your small intestine. Many types of bariatric surgery options are done here at our institute. Our most-successful obesity treatment techniques are given below:
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch is a two-part bariatric procedure wherein the surgeon would first create a tubular pouch in the stomach by removing a part of the stomach – as in case of a gastric sleeve and secondly, a bypass is made in the large intestine. This procedure helps reduce the amount of food intake and thereby assists weight loss over a period of time. Read more
Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
A sleeve gastrectomy or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a common bariatric procedure that removes about 75% of the stomach. This procedure is performed via a small laparoscopic incision. The remainder of the stomach following the surgery, is the size of a banana, shaped like a tube. This results in an overall reduction in consumption of food and absorption of nutrients that subsequently causes weight loss. Read more
A combination of exercising and diet failure in weight loss plus when an operation is not necessary gives the requirement for placing a temporary gastric balloon (Intragastric Balloon) inside the stomach. Read more
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Decreasing the food consumption by placing a small inflatable silicone material (gastric band), on the upper part of the stomach. Adjustable Gastric Banding is denoted by different names such as lap-band, LAGB. Read more
Gastric Bypass Surgery
The stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a remnant lower pouch in a Gastric Bypass Surgery; the small intestine is then rearranged for connecting both the pouches. Read more
Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital is one of the best hospitals for bariatric and weight loss surgery in Hyderabad. With advanced use of technology and state-of-the-infrastructure we carefully determine the need and kind of bariatric procedure required. Headed by some of the best-known bariatric specialists and weight reduction specialists, we deliver cutting edge treatment and surgical procedures for effective weight loss. Dedicated staff, world class infrastructure and a team of highly skilled bariatric specialists make us the pre-eminent destination for qualitative bariatric care in India.
A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.