"Lisa Shaikh is a young 20 years old girl, who underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy 1 year ago. She lost 59 kg and came down from 140 kg to 81 kg. from being a youngster who was hesitant to even step out of the house, today she has transformed into a beautiful girl brimming with confidence and ready to take on life!"
Obesity is probably one of the most mis-understood diseases. Even today, a lot of people think that obesity is just a cosmetic issue. Unfortunately, today obesity has reached epidemic levels and more people are dying of obesity and related diseases than any other non-communicable disease. There are many myths about the treatment of obesity and
Every 5th Indian is a diabetic. Obesity along-with diabetes is one of the fastest growing epidemics in today’s day and age. Both, obesity and diabetes are chronic progressive diseases. As diabetes progresses over the years, it has detrimental effects on eyes, nerves, blood vessels, heart and kidney. Obesity and diabetes together form a leading cause
Bariatric surgery is the only proven method for sustained weight loss in patients suffering clinically severe obesity. Bariatric surgery also leads to a significant improvement in obesity related co-morbidities. When it is used specifically for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, it is called as “metabolic surgery”. What is the effect of bariatric/metabolic surgery on
The biggest challenge that we face in the management of “obesity” today is the attitude which assumes that “obesity is a choice, and does not deserve to be treated”. Patients suffering from obesity face a lot of weight-based discrimination and stigma in every walk of life. Society views them as people with low will-power and
Laparoscopic Roux en-y gastric bypass is a type of weight-loss/bariatric surgery. As the name suggests it can be performed through key-hole method (laparoscopy). In this technique 4 to 5 tiny cuts of half to one cm are made on the abdomen and the whole surgery is performed through these. In a Laparoscopic Roux en-y gastric