Best Doctors in India for Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Anil Sharma

Dr. Anil Sharma

Bariatric Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon | Director – Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery; Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Arun Prasad

Dr. Arun Prasad

Bariatric Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery; Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Manish Baijal

Dr. Manish Baijal

Bariatric Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon | Director – Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery; Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Rashmi Pyasi

Dr. Rashmi Pyasi

Bariatric Surgeon,Laparoscopic Surgeon & GI Surgeon| Additional Director – Minimal Access, Bariatric & GI Surgery; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram| Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Vandana Soni

Dr. Vandana Soni

Bariatric Surgeon,Laparoscopic Surgeon | Director – Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery; Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Best Hospitals in India for Bariatric Surgery

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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FMRI Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Fortis is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Fortis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery comprises gastric-bypass and other surgeries for weight loss. These surgeries require changes in your digestive system that help you lose weight. You need to undergo a bariatric surgery when you didn’t see the desired results with a strenuous diet and exercise. You may also have to or for the surgery if you are experiencing grave health issues because of your weight. While some procedures limit your diet, there are other procedures that work by hindering your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients. There are many benefits that this surgery offers. To get success in the long run, you must make permanent alterations in your diet and exercise regularly.

Causes for Bariatric Surgery

There are various reasons why you may need to undergo a Bariatric surgery. It helps you reduce your weight and thereby reducing your risk of acquiring potentially life-threatening health issues related to your high weight. Your doctor will perform this surgery on you to reduce the risk of :

  • Very high blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Evaluation for Bariatric Surgery

A team of health professionals including a dietician, a doctor, a surgeon and a psychologist whether the surgery will be appropriate for you or not. The evaluation will determine if you are ready for the surgery and if the benefits outweigh the risks associated with the surgery. It will as determine if you are psychologically prepared for the surgery. People suffering from imbalanced mental health conditions are at a higher risk and must not undergo this procedure.

While evaluating your health, health professionals will consider:

  • Your health- Some health issues may increase the risk associated with the surgery. Sometimes, the problems may worsen with surgery, heart problems, blood clots, nutritional deficiencies, liver disease and kidney stones. The health professionals will evaluate the medications that you are taking and if you smoking or consuming alcohol. You may need to undergo a physical examination and laboratory testing that will determine if you qualify for the surgery.
  • Your age- The doctors now state the surgery is safe for older adults aged 60 years or above and for the teenagers having a BMI of 35 or over 35 with serious weight-related health issues.
  • Your psychological condition- There are some mental health conditions that may cause obesity or complicate the maintenance of benefits of the surgery for you. These conditions may be substance abuse, major depression, severe bipolar disorder, binge-eating disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and issues associated with sexual child abuse.
  • Your nutrition- The health professionals will evaluate your eating habits, weight trends, stress level, motivation, diet attempts, exercise regimen, time constraints and other factors.
  • Your motivation- The doctors will see your ability to follow the instructions and whether you make the desired changes in your eating habits and exercise routine.

Pre-requisites for the surgery

You need to prepare yourself for a few weeks before undergoing the surgery. The healthcare team may instruct you to restrict eating or drinking, quit smoking, undergo lifestyle counseling and start an exercise program. You may also need to lose weight before undergoing the surgery. The team may delay your surgery from the scheduled date or even cancel it if:

  • You aren’t medically ready for the surgery.
  • You have out on weight during the preparation time.
  • You did not change your exercise or eating habits.

Guidelines for Bariatric Surgery

The surgery is a major procedure. You need to meet the guidelines for the surgery to undergo the surgery. To qualify for the surgery, you may need to undergo an extensive screening process. You may opt for Bariatric Surgery if:

  • Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 40 or more than 40.
  • You are a teenager, your BMI is 35 or over 35 and you are suffering from serious obesity-related issues like severe sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes.
  • You followed a strict diet and exercised regularly but were unsuccessful
  • Your BMI is 35 or more than that and you have serious health issues related to your weight like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or severe sleep apnea.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery is one of the common methods of performing gastric bypass. Basically, it reduces your diet by cutting down your capacity to eat much at once and reduces the absorption of nutrients in your body. Your doctor will cut at the top of your stomach and seal it off from the remaining stomach. This ends in a small pouch that cannot hold anything more than an ounce of food. Your doctor will cut off the small intestine and sew it to this pouch. When you eat food, it enters this pouch and then directly the small intestine.

Sleeve gastrectomy

During sleeve gastrectomy, your surgeon will remove more than 75 percent of your stomach to leave a long pouch behind. A small stomach doesn’t have the capacity to hold food. Ultimately, it produces less ghrelin (appetite-regulating hormone) that brings down your desire to eat more food. There is no need for re-routing of intestines and you can see noticeable weight loss.

Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is a two-part surgery. First, your surgeon will perform a sleeve gastrectomy like procedure. Next, he or she will connect the end portion of the intestine with the duodenum near to your stomach. This is a duodenal switch and biliopancreatic division. It bypasses a majority of your intestine. It not only limits the amount of food that you can eat but also reduces the absorption of the nutrients.

Risks of Bariatric Surgery

There are some serious health risks of undergoing Bariatric surgery. They may be:

  • Infection
  • Leaks in your gastrointestinal tract
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Lung or breathing problems
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Rarely death

Complications of Bariatric Surgery

There are various complications surrounding Bariatric surgery that include:

  • Dumping syndrome that causes flushing, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or lightheadedness.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Vomiting
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Malnutrition
  • Acid reflux
  • Gall stones
  • Ulcers
  • The need for a second surgery
  • Hernias
  • Death, rarely

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