Obesity has become an epidemic. Morbid obesity is a condition, where the person gains excess weight i.e. the body mass index (BMI) is more than 30 and is unable to lose that weight through diet or any other measures. In these people, obesity is a health hazard, and can lead to health issues such as heart diseases, arthritis, hypertension etc.
If weight loss through medical measures is not possible, then surgery can be a good option. Surgeries performed for weight loss are collectively termed as bariatric surgeries.
The Gleneagles Global Hospitals team at the Bariatric Department is expert at performing different types of weight loss surgeries. We specialize in performing minimally invasive procedures using advanced tools to reduce the pain and help in quick recovery. The success rate of the surgeries is comparable to the international standards.
Over the last few years, team of surgical gastroenterologists has achieved outstanding results for Bariatric surgeries. The team has helped patients with morbid obesity from many countries to have a normal and happy life. The commitment and dedication of the doctors to improve the quality of life of people with obesity has led us to garner the fame of one of the most modern centres for weight loss surgeries. And we strive hard to upkeep that faith, and upgrade our skills and infrastructure continuously to give our patients a new life with 100% results.
Gleneagles Global Hospitals also has initiated the Obesity Support Group Program. This is an initiative to bring together people suffering from morbid obesity and those who can help the patients overcome the condition. The Support Group helps people cope with Obesity and its related health challenges; helping them understand the benefits of a bariatric surgery and providing an ecosystem where those who have undergone the procedure can interact with others and dispel any misconceptions.
Bariatric surgery prevents or resolves obesity-related diseases or conditions such as GERD, certain cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and joint problems.
Bariatric surgery increases the quality of life by increasing confidence, self-esteem, and social interactions.
Many epidemiologic studies have shown that bariatric surgery reduces the mortality.
Bariatric surgery increases the fertility rate in the obese patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
The Global team offers various bariatric procedures that include gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, mini-gastric bypass, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopy, and robotic bariatric surgery. Our responsibility not only ends with performing the surgery, but begins with it; because, without lifestyle modification, whole process becomes futile. After the surgery, our team of experienced clinical nutritionist and physical trainer provide the requisite lifestyle guidelines and training for the person to follow to gain maximum benefit out of the surgery.
It is the surgical procedure which reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold. The clinical impact of the gastric band is that it reduces hunger and thus it helps the patients to decrease amount calorie intake.
The procedure involves removal of 80 percent of the stomach leaving a narrow gastric pouch and thus restricts the amount of food hat can be consumed. It causes changes in the gastric hormones that can reduce appetite, and suppress hunger.
In the procedure, the portion of the stomach that produces hunger hormone is removed. Sleeve gastrectomy can be performed through laparoscopy which involves making five to six smaller incisions on the stomach and performing the procedure using a laparoscope (video camera). Unlike other bariatric procedures, sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t cause malabsorption. The procedure doesn’t require any foreign objects to be left in the body.
The gastric bypass or the stomach bypass surgery mainly serves two functions: it restricts the food intake and prevents the body from absorbing food. The procedure involves creating a small pouch which bypasses the stomach and then attaches to the small intestine. This allows the food to bypass the large portion of the small intestine which absorbs food.
During the procedure, small incisions are made in the abdomen and the surgeon creates a pouch by dividing the upper portion of the stomach. Then, the y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the upper portion of the stomach. The patient having a smaller gastric pouch feels fuller soon and eats less; and bypassing the small intestine causes decreased absorption of food.
The robotic or the da Vinci surgical system is the advanced method of the bariatric surgery. It provides the surgeons with high resolution, greater access, and control. Though it’s a robotic surgery, the surgeon controls the device, where his or her hand movements are translated into ultra-precise movements of the surgical instruments inside the body. Compared to other weight-loss procedures, robotic bariatric surgery offers various benefits to the patient which includes the following: