A clinic in Medical Trust Hospital comprising of Endocrynologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dietician,Social Worker etc aimed at providing comprehensive care for weight reduction.
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Reduction Surgery)
Bariatric surgery (commonly known as weight reduction surgery) includes various kinds of procedures to achieve weight loss in patients who are extremely obese. When a person is severely obese and unable to lose weight through traditional methods like diet and exercise, then a long-term weight loss surgery can be used as an alternative method to lose weight.
The surgery works around the principle of reducing the size of the stomach to hold lesser amount of food than the typically sized stomach, thereby helping restricting the amount of food intake. It is performed as laparoscopic procedure. Laparoscopic surgery is a technique where a camera (laparoscope) is placed in the abdomen through a small incision for vision and the surgical procedure is done using a delicate instrument.
Who can have Bariatric Surgery?
- A person has a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 35 who is above 18 years of age.
- Patient having Diabetes, hypertension and sleep disorders due to obesit
- It is highly recommended that one should thoroughly understand the benefits as well as the risks and complications and know fully what to expect from the procedure.
- The surgery cannot be performed, on a person with any medical conditions that could cause serious problems during and after the procedure.
The team consists of experts from various disciplines like primary care, diabetes management, nutritional and lifestyle support, and surgeons.
What are the advantages of the Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery?
Studies have shown that most common diseases like Diabetes and Hypertension can be controlled to a certain level.
Patient can have lesser hospital stay and faster recovery as the procedure takes minimum 30 minutes to maximum 3 hours, and also the length of stay is approximately 2-3 days (depending on the recovery)
As the surgery is less painful, the patient can resume the daily activities as early as possible.
How will be the life after surgery?
MELT The Obesity Clinic
Every Tuesday - 4.00PM to 5.00PM
For Appointments Call : 9746222999, 04842842200
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