Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.
There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. Obesity has its own risk factors of which the most important is metabolic syndrome.
People with obesity are more likely to develop a number of potentially serious health problems, including:
Principles of surgery have been developed to address both sides of the disability. It is mainly Restrictive to reduce the intake of food and Malabsorptive to reduce the absorption of the nutrients and the combination to reduce both. It also addresses the metabolic syndrome dramatically. Diabetic patients need less or no hypoglycemic agents after surgery. Post operative weight loss and subsequent management is predictable.
Most widely accepted surgical procedures are Laparoscopic Gastric banding (LAGB), Sleeve resection, Roux-en Y Gastric bypass, Bilio-Pancreatic bypass with or without duodenal switch.
Patient selection, Preoperative counseling, GI check to detect GERD, Assessment of co-morbid conditions and Postoperative follow up needs an experienced team work.
Obesity is diagnosed when your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. To determine your body mass index, divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and multiply by 703. Or divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.
30.0 and higher
For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. However, BMI doesn't directly measure body fat, so some people, such as muscular athletes, may have a BMI in the obesity category even though they don't have excess body fat.
If you're concerned about weight-related health problems, ask your doctor about obesity management. You and your doctor can evaluate your health risks and discuss your weight-loss options.
When it is decided for a surgery, it is also very important to decide where to do it. Starcare offers highly experienced & skilled team of surgeons equipped with latest diagnostic and surgical technology, loving and caring nursing support, pleasant and nurturing environment for the fastest recovery of the patient. The department perform perform advanced gastrointestinal surgeries, working closely with other concerned specialists to provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions. At Starcare Hospital, we have a highly experienced team of Obesity, Bariatric & Metabolic surgeons who provide a comprehensive service for surgical procedures.