Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It’s a leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Due to increase in prevalence of obesity in adults and children, WHO views it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. In India obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food energy intake, sedentary life style – lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility. People are considered obese when their body mass index(BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, exceeds 30 kg/m2. Obesity increases the risk of many physical and mental conditions. These comorbidities are most commonly shown in metabolic syndrome called “Diabesity”, a combination of medical disorders which includes: diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high triglyceride levels. Obesity is a debilitating disease of the mind, body and spirit and MUST BE ADDRESSED HOLISTICALLY to achieve long-term success.
Relative risk of death over 10 years for white men and women who have never smoked in the United States by BMI
Mortality – Obesity can be one of the leading diseases for death if untreated on time.
Morbidity – Obesity increases the risk of many physical and mental conditions. These comorbidities are most commonly shown in metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical disorders which includes: diabetes mellitus type 2, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels
If you have tried other ways to lose weight, but have not been successful, weight loss surgery may be the solution for you. Weight loss surgery (also known as obesity surgery or bariatric surgery) in the form of gastric bypass, gastric balloon, gastric sleeve or may be the solution for you. Research suggests that weight loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery) is a more clinically effective intervention for treating obesity in suitable people compared with non-surgical options such as weight loss drugs or diet.
There are several different surgical techniques available that can be highly effective in helping people to lose a significant amount of their excess weight.
Weight loss surgery is recognised as an appropriate treatment for people who are morbidly obese by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
There are two main types of weight loss surgery:
Restrictive: where the size of the stomach is reduced using a band or staples so that only small meals can be eaten and you feel full sooner.Gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy are all examples of restrictive procedures.
Restrictive/malabsorptive: a combined approach, with some surgical restriction, plus bypassing of some of the digestive system so that food passes through the body without its calorie content being fully absorbed. Gastric bypass and duodenal switch are all examples of restrictive/malabsorptive procedures.
There are different benefits and risks for each of the different types of weight loss surgery. Although the type of procedure plays an important role in determining possible weight loss, so does your willingness to make lasting changes to your eating habits and lifestyle, to make the most of the opportunity that surgery offers.
Types of Surgeries:
Laparoscopic Roux En Y Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
Weight loss surgery helps to reduce the amount of food that can be eaten at one time and some weight loss procedures also change the digestive system so that fewer calories are absorbed from the food you eat. This makes it likely that you end up with a shortage of calories over what is needed as fuel for day-to-day activity. To compensate for this deficit, the body begins to use stores of fat that have built up over the years as a source of energy. As this fat is burnt up, your weight begins to fall.
Our consultant will discuss all the options with you. Weight loss surgery may be a solution for you if:
Surgery isn’t a quick and easy answer to weight loss and it does involve some risk. The most effective procedures are major operations that change the way your digestive system works and sometimes further surgery is needed. Your consultant surgeon will be able to advise you on the specific risks and benefits involved with each procedure.
Overall, the risks from surgery are thought to be outweighed by the benefits for suitable patients. Research has shown that after surgery most people have an improved quality of life and reduced risk from medical conditions that are related to morbid obesity.
Losing excess weight can help resolve or reduce the symptoms of a number of conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnoea. It can also help reduce the risk of developing diseases associated with being very overweight.
Many past patients who’ve had weight loss surgery tell us it has had a positive impact on their lives. They feel more confident, have more self esteem, more energy and are happier and healthier. They feel like they’ve got their life back, are now living the life they want and looking forward to the future.
In simple words bariatric surgery gives a new life to an individual troubled due to problems secondary to obesity.
Why Ruby Hall Clinic, Wanowarie?
1.Safest: All facilities under one roof which ensures safe care delivery as obese people have comorbidities & are vulnerable to develop complications. In such event we are well backed up with facilities as Cath Lab, Endoscopy, ICU, Diagnostics, etc.
2.Cost: We offer surgical procedures with costs at par.
Bariatric surgery is not Liposuction:?
|Cosmetic treatment||Metabolic treatment|
|No change in comorbidities||Resolution of comorbidities|
|Recurrence very frequent||No such recurrences.|
Choosing to have weight loss surgery is a life changing decision. You may find after your procedure that some foods may be more difficult for you to digest and you may find you need a smaller amount of food to fill you up.Losing excess weight can help resolve or reduce the symptoms of a number of conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnoea. It can also help reduce the risk of developing diseases associated with being very overweight.Many past patients who’ve had weight loss surgery tell us it has had a positive impact on their lives. They feel more confident, have more self esteem, more energy and are happier and healthier. They feel like they’ve got their life back, are now living the life they want and looking forward to the future.
After certain procedures, the weight loss can be dramatic: it is normal for people who have had some types of operation to lose tens of kilograms in the first year.However, everybody’s journey is different. Some people lose weight very quickly and for others it can take longer. People who have had weight loss surgery do not continue to lose weight indefinitely. Although weight may continue to fall 12-18 months or more after surgery, the body adapts to the changes in the digestive system.You also need fewer calories as you get lighter. These factors help stabilise the weight.