Considering the sedentary lifestyle that we follow these days, obesity has become a fast-rising issue in India. With 9.8 million obese men and 20 million obese women, India went through an enhanced transition from 1975 to 2018. Isn’t that surprising?

Obesity is a peculiar problem that is affecting most urban Indians because of the inactive lifestyle and unhealthy food habits they adopt. Many people struggle through rigorous exercises and strict diet plans but still fail to achieve the expected weight loss.

For them, weight loss is the ultimate objective of life. This is where “Bariatric Surgery” comes in! 

Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery includes a group of procedures that restricts the amount of food your stomach can take and reduce the absorption of nutrients (calories) in the body. When rigorous exercise routines and strict dieting don’t help in weight loss, it is suggested to go for bariatric surgery. 

Along with improving the BMI of your body, weight loss surgeries also focus on reducing the health complications that arise due to obesity. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, infertility, hypertension and more. 

What are the benefits of bariatric surgery?

  • It reduces the food storage capacity of your stomach. Thus, after eating a small portion of food, patients feel fuller. This is the reason why weight loss begins after the surgery. 
  • Approximately 60% to 80% of the excess weight is reduced after undergoing bariatric surgery. It is possible only when you follow suggested lifestyle and eat proper food. 
  • Makes positive changes in the quality of your psychological state and overall lifestyle. You feel confident, high on self-esteem, social interactions, mobility and thus, you stay happy and healthy. 
  • It improves or resolves co-existing diseases. For example, overweight affects human body by making it prone to high cholesterol, blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain, infertility, heart issues and more. Bariatric surgery puts a period on it. 

Who is it for?

For people who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 32 or above i.e. if they are morbid obese, weight loss surgery is an ideal option for them. 

Also, those who are obese and are struggling with life-threatening health issues mentioned above, they should seek proper guidance to get this procedure done. 

Types of bariatric surgeries:

  • Laparoscopic 
  • SILS 
  • Robotic
  • Bariatric endoscopy 

Life post-surgery

Post bariatric surgery routine asks for a moderate lifestyle changes that include strict and timely exercising, diet and medication which help the patient in self-healing and care. Your dietitian will suggest a nutrition plan to follow which may include liquid intake, pureed & soft food and intake of supplements for the entire life. Supplements include: iron, calcium, vitamin D, multivitamin, vitamin B12. 

With a healthy lifestyle and proper diet, you can improve your weight loss result and lead a happy, healthy life ahead. 

“Dr. Mohit Bhandari”, a perfectionist in bariatrics

Dr. Bhandari is a leading bariatric, metabolic and robotic surgeon who’s known for performing more than 12,000 weight loss surgeries around the world, in a very short period. His experience, hard work and dedication to help people get rid of the condition called “Obesity” is always praised to the skies. This is why people from around the globe approach him for the weight loss surgeries. If you are someone who wants to know about these procedures or meet Dr. Bhandari, you can request a free consultation.

Author: Mohit Bhandari

Mohit Bhandari is a renowned Indian bariatric surgeon and globally recognized for his contribution in Laparoscopic and Robotic surgeries.

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