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Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a common solution for treating obesity. There are multiple things that need to be considered for patient going through bariatric surgery. Your doctor will tell you whether your body condition is suitable for Bariatric surgery or not. Your meal intake will change because of bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery is also known as weight loss surgery. It helps for improving metabolic health and also reduced weight. Bariatric surgery is helpful for those People who have a very high body mass index (BMI) that is over 35 or 40 and has related health disorders, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or fatty liver disease. Psychological issues related to weight may also be considered for some people in high BMI category.

By reducing the size of your digestive system, you can loose weight through bariatric surgery operation. In most of the bariatric surgeries stomach size is made smaller, that allows you to eat and drink less so that you feel full sooner.

The three main types of bariatric surgery available are:

Gastric Sleeve

In Gastric sleeve surgeons remove some part of stomach and remaining portions joins together to make a new small sized stomach or “sleeve”.  With small stomach, you’ll feel full sooner. You won’t be able to eat more as much as you used to, because of that it will help you to lose weight.

Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery is minimally invasive surgery and required two to three days of hospital stay. This is suitable for the majority of people looking for weight loss in the short to medium time.

Gastric banding

Laparoscopic gastric banding surgery helps to loose weight. In this surgery around the upper part of your stomach surgeon places the band or belt that creates a small pouch to hold the food. Because of that band, there are some limitations for intaking food and it makes you feel full after eating some amount of food.

Gastric bypass

Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery that is done by dividing the stomach to create a small pouch connected directly to the small intestine to bypass the lower stomach.

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. In gastric bypass surgery, your surgeon makes changes to your stomach and small intestine to change the way they intake and digest the food. Gastric bypass helps in weight loss by reducing the amount of food that your stomach holds.

Bariatric surgery cost in India

Cost of Bariatric surgery varies according to the type of surgery. Average cost of this surgery in US is nearly about $8,000 to $27,000 (5L to 18L INR), but in India cost of bariatric surgery is nearly about 1.5L to 5L INR. So bariatric surgery price in India provides 30-70% cost advantage over US and UK.

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