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Morbid obesity or clinically severe obesity has emerged as one of the most dreaded diseases of this century. People who have attempted to lose weight, know how difficult it is to not only lose weight but also to maintain the weight loss. On a daily basis, we see patients who put in their heart and soul into their efforts to lose weight. They have been to every weight loss clinic, celebrity dieticians, gyms, yoga gurus and weight loss retreats. Unfortunately, more often than not, they meet with disappointment and tend to yo-yo between weight loss and weight gain. This entire process is extremely disheartening and demotivating for the patients.
So, if you have tried hard to lose weight without success and the weight is bearing you down, you have come to the right place because bariatric surgery in Surat is the only way at the moment that can lead to sustained weight loss in morbidly obese patients. Our centre for bariatric surgery Surat, is located at the Sunshine Global Hospital at Dumas Road.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is one of the best bariatric surgeons in Surat. She along-with her team visits Surat every month to perform one of the best weight loss surgery in Surat. She is one of top bariatric surgeon in Surat as well as Mumbai. She is associated with the Sunshine Global Hospital in Surat at Dumas Road.
|Classification for Caucasians/ Westerners(Kg/m2)||Classification for Asians- Indians (Kg/m2)|
|Normal weight||18.5 – 25||18.5 – 23.5|
|Overweight||25 – 30||23.5 – 27.5|
|Class 1 obesity||30 – 35||27.5 – 32.5|
|Class 2 obesity||35 – 40||32.5 – 37.5|
|Class 3 obesity||40 and above||37.5 and above|
BMI= (weight in kg)/Height in m2)
Obesity affects every organ of human body. Obese people are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dys-lipidemia and subsequently heart disease. Obesity also leads to obstructive sleep apnoea, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, gout, joint diseases, PCOD, increased risk of venous thrombo-embolism, gall bladder stones etc. Obese patients are also at a high risk for developing certain kind of cancers such as breast and endometrial cancer in women and colon and pancreatic cancers in men.
Bariatric surgery in Surat or weight loss surgery in Surat is the only proven method that leads to sustained weight loss in patients with clinically severe obesity. It also leads to a significant improvement in most of the associated diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc and reduces overall risk of heart disease. Most bariatric surgery Surat or weight loss surgery Surat procedures lead to about 60 to 75% excess weight loss.
The IFSO- APC (International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – Asia Pacific Chapter) guidelines for weight loss surgery are as under:
Calculate your BMI:
BMI= (weight in kg)/Height in m2)
Bariatric surgery is an evolving branch of medicine. Best Bariatric surgery in Surat performed at our hospital include:
Which procedure suits you the best depends on many factors which include the patient’s age, gender, weight, food habits, associated diseases, team and patient commitment etc. In our practice, you as the patient are equally involved in the decision making alongwith the top bariatric surgeon Surat, Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker. Once we evaluate you, the final decision about the procedure is taken after a mutual discussion between the best bariatric doctor Surat and the patient. Best bariatric surgery Surat, is all about a lifestyle change and best results can be achieved only if the best bariatric surgeons in Surat and the patient work together as a team.
Getting any surgery done is a major decision. Having faith in your doctor and the team is very important. We understand that surgery can be an intimidating experience for some people. Hence, we believe in hand-holding you through every step of this journey. Rest assured that we will be with you at every step. For bariatric surgery in Surat, once you consult our top bariatric surgeon in Surat for weight loss surgery in Surat, you will be advised certain tests and based on your reports and overall assessment, you along-with the best bariatric surgeon in Surat and the team will decide on the procedure that will work the best. Before bariatric surgery in Surat, you will be on a high protein diet for a minimum of one week. Prior to weight loss surgery in Surat you may also need to see other specialist like an endocrinologist, nephrologist, chest physician etc based on your medical history. For weight loss surgery in Surat, it is advisable to get admitted on the evening before the day of surgery.
Laparoscopic Intragastric Balloon Insertion
Laparoscopic intra-gastric balloon insertion is one of the best weight loss surgery in Surat for adults suffering from obesity.
It is useful for overweight patients and those with Grade 1 obesity who have tried other weight loss programs like diet, exercise, behaviour modification etc but have failed to lose weight. It is also useful for patients who are super-super obese and are high risk for anaesthesia. In such patients, a balloon can be inserted as a first stage to make the patient lose some degree of weight and make them fit for subsequent weight loss surgery in Surat. It can also be used as a weight loss aid in patients who are very high risk and medically unfit for surgery.
Intra-gastric balloon insertion is primarily a restrictive procedure. The balloon occupies space in the stomach and limits food intake. It also causes early satiety. Patients feel full despite eating smaller quantities of food.
Intra-gastric balloon can be kept in situ for a period of 6 months to a year depending on the type of balloon used. Patients lose significant weight after this procedure. Results are better if the patient embraces lifestyle modification and follows a strict diet and exercise program as guided by the bariatric surgery team. This procedure also leads to a significant improvement in associated diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, risk of heart disease, risk of venous thrombo-embolism, gout and so on.
However, it needs to be removed after 6 months to a year and weight regain is a possibility after removal.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is one of the most popular weight loss bariatric procedure. It is a technically simpler and easier procedure to perform and has shown good weight loss results. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is usually preferred in younger patients, with shorter duration of type 2 diabetes, not too many associated co-morbidities.
It is also performed as a first stage surgery in super-obese patients. A sleeve gastrectomy can easily be converted into other bariatric and metabolic procedures such as Roux-en y gastric bypass, duodenal switch, SADI-S, duodeno-jejunal bypass and ileal transposition.
It must not be performed in patients suffering from acid reflux disease and hiatus hernia.
During the surgery, a vertical sleeve of stomach is created over a 38 French bougie using surgical staplers. Top bariatric surgeon in Surat, Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker prefers to over-sew this staple line for added security and minimizing complications. The remaining part of the stomach is removed out of the body.
Laparoscopic Roux-en y gastric bypass
Laparoscopic Roux-en y gastric bypass is one of the oldest and time-tested best weight loss bariatric procedure. It was first performed in the United States of America in the 1970s and remains to be the number one bariatric surgery performed by top bariatric surgeons in Surat and all across the world. Of all bariatric procedures, a laparoscopic Roux-en y gastric bypass is considered as the “gold-standard” procedure.
Laparoscopic Roux-en y gastric bypass has particularly good results for obese patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hiatus hernia and GERD. During the surgery, a small 30 – 50 cc pouch of the stomach is created using surgical staplers. A part of the small intestine called the jejunum is re-routed and attached to this pouch. In this surgery, a major part of stomach, first part of the intestine called duodenum and some length of the second part of small intestine called the jejunum is bypassed.
A small silicon band may sometimes be placed on the stomach pouch. This helps in long term weight maintenance and prevents weight regain to some extent.
Following mechanisms lead to weight loss after laparoscopic Roux-en y gastric bypass.
Bariatric surgery in Surat or weight loss surgery in Surat leads to massive amounts of weight loss. On an average after any of the best bariatric surgery in Surat, most patients will lose about 65 to 75% of their excess weight. This could be less or more depending on multiple factors such as post-operative diet, efforts put in terms of exercise, follow up by the bariatric team, associated co-morbidities, drug intake etc. Best bariatric surgery Surat, leads to a considerable improvement in the quality of life of the patient and most patients are able to maintain atleast 50- 60% of excess weight loss at the end of 5 years post best weight loss surgery in Surat which is much higher than any other form of weight loss.
Best bariatric surgery Surat, leads to a significant improvement in associated co-morbidities. Type 2 diabetes becomes better in 80 to 98% of patients. A significant number of patients do not need to take any medications for diabetes after the surgery. Ofcourse, this also depends on the duration of diabetes, c-peptide levels, age and BMI of the patient. High blood pressure becomes better in almost 70% of the patients. There is an overall 80% improvement in metabolic syndrome. Best bariatric surgery Surat, also leads to a significant betterment in other co-morbidities such as PCOS, joint diseases, gout, obstructive sleep apnoea, COPD etc. Our top bariatric surgeon in Surat, Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker will guide you about the expected remission of associated co-morbidities after weight loss surgery in Surat.
Cost of bariatric surgery in Surat is affordable and is comparable to all good centres across the country. The cost of bariatric surgery in Surat depends on a lot of factors. Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is a bariatric surgeon in Surat and has been performing bariatric surgery for over a decade and she has one of the highest experiences in this surgery. bariatric surgery cost in Surat depends on the type of disposable equipment in the forms of stapler guns, trocars, cartridges, energy sources etc. Sometimes the cost of weight loss surgery in Surat increases due to application of a silicon band in case of banded Roux-en Y gastric bypass surgery. The cost od weight loss surgery Surat, also depends on the number of days you need to stay in the hospital. Best weight loss surgery cost in Surat will also depend on type of room that you select in the hospital in which you get operated. Best weight loss surgery cost in Surat is minimal in general ward category and the tariff increases as per the higher category of room. The doctor will guide you about the cost after assessing and evaluating all the above details. Best weight loss surgery cost Surat can also become affordable if you wish to take a medical loan and pay the fee in affordable EMIs.
Regular follow up is the key to success after any best bariatric surgery in Surat. After bariatric surgery in Surat, you have to follow up for 3 times in the first year with your reports and once every year thereafter. There are many changes pertaining to your lifestyle, dietary habits, exercise schedule etc that need constant support and counselling. It has been seen that patients who follow up regularly, tend to get better results after best weight loss surgery in Surat.
The biggest plus of coming to us for your weight loss surgery in Surat is our personalized care. Every patient is a VIP for us and we assure you that your smallest queries will be addressed at the earliest. Our top bariatric surgeon in Surat sees to this personally.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is one of the top bariatric surgeons in Surat and she believes that it is extremely important for the patient to be mentally prepared and be in a positive frame of mind before undergoing any kind of surgery. Positive thoughts go a long way in getting good results after surgery. So, be positive and we wish you all the best for your weight-loss journey to a being a different you.
Today is the chance to change yourself for the better… Just do it!