“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”
Morbid obesity or clinically severe obesity has emerged as one of the most dreaded diseases of this century. People who have attempted to lose weight, know how difficult it is to not only lose weight but also to maintain the weight loss. On a daily basis, we see patients who put in their heart and soul into their efforts to lose weight. They have been to every weight loss clinic, celebrity dieticians, gyms, yoga gurus and weight loss retreats. Unfortunately, more often than not, they meet with disappointment and tend to yo-yo between weight loss and weight gain. This entire process is extremely disheartening and demotivating.
So, if you have tried hard to lose weight without success and the resistant weight is bearing you down, you have come to the right place because intra-gastric balloon is a good way at the moment that can lead to significant weight loss.
Laparoscopic Intragastric Balloon Insertion
Laparoscopic intra-gastric balloon insertion is a weight loss aid for adults suffering from obesity.
It is useful for patients who have tried other weight loss programs like diet, exercise, behaviour modification etc but have failed to lose weight. It is also useful for patients who are super-super obese and are high risk for anesthesia. In such patients, a balloon can be inserted as a first stage to make the patient lose some degree of weight and make them fit for subsequent surgery.
It can also be used as a weight loss aid in patients who are very high risk and medically unfit for surgery.
Am I a right candidate for undergoing intragastric balloon insertion
The IFSO- APC (International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders - Asia Pacific Chapter) guidelines for weight loss surgery are as under:
How is it done
How does it lead to weight-loss
Following mechanisms lead to weight loss after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
Results of intra-gastric balloon insertion
Long term weight loss goals
Who is not eligible for weight loss surgery
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker has been practicing bariatric surgery for over a decade now and has a significant experience with intra-gastric balloon insertion. The biggest plus of coming to us for your procedure is our personalized care. Every patient is a VIP for us and we assure you that your smallest queries will be addressed at the earliest.
It is extremely important for the patient to be mentally prepared and be in a positive frame of mind before undergoing any kind of surgery. Positive thoughts go a long way in getting good results after surgery. So, be positive and we wish you all the best for your weight-loss journey to a being a different you.
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