Bariatric Surgery

You might consider bariatric surgery as an option if you are overweight and are unable to lose through healthy diet and exercise. Doctors at Simhapuri hospitals recommend surgery only in cases where men and women are at least 45 kilos and 36 kilos overweight, respectively. If you don’t over weigh as much but suffer from diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea, then you could be a possible candidate for surgery.

It is to be noted that weight loss surgeries not only restricts the amount of food one can take in, but also restricts the amount of food one can digest. It has been proven that many people who undergo surgery lose weight quickly and mostly keep weight at bay by following a strict regimen of diet and exercise.

About Bariatric Surgery

How does surgery promote weight loss?

Bariatric surgery ensures loss of weight by limiting food consumption and, in some cases, intervening with nutrition through mal-absorption. To make sure that the weight loss from surgery is successfully maintained, individuals must adhere to a strict diet and perform regular physical exercises.

Differences between Open and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeries

In the open approach of bariatric surgery, surgeons make abdominal incisions in the traditional manner, or by laparoscopy, while with the laparoscopic approach, sophisticated instruments are introduced through 1/2-inch incisions and are directed by a small camera that transmits images to a television monitor. Most bariatric surgeries today are performed laparoscopically because it necessitates a minor cut, makes less tissue damage, leads to earlier discharges from the hospital, and poses fewer problems.