Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Mumbai India is a type of weight-loss/bariatric surgery. Like all other bariatric procedures, Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy must also be performed at a hospital with good infrastructure. A hospital that caters to Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or gastric surgery in Mumbai India, must have the following facilities:
- A well trained and experienced bariatric team. The bariatric team consists of a bariatric surgeon– He/she must have the required training in bariatric surgery and should have crossed the learning curve. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is graded quite high on the difficulty scale and your surgeon must have the required experience for the same. The team must also have an experienced anesthetist and relevant specialists like a cardiologist, nephrologist, hepatologist and so on. The hospital must have a bariatric nutritionist on board along-with counsellors and coordinators as and when required.
- Good infrastructure is a must for the care of patients suffering from severe obesity. The hospital must have beds, wheel-chairs, operation theatre tables etc with a higher weight bearing capacity. There should be extra-large BP cuffs and state of the art anesthesia machines. The hospital must also have comfortable seating and floor mounted commodes. Wall mounted commodes carry a risk of breaking down due to the weight. The hospital must also have in house labs and facility for radiological investigations. It must be equipped with a good ICU and intensivist.
- More than anything else, the best hospitals for conducting Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are those that are sensitive towards patients suffering from obesity. These are hospitals that understand that obesity is not a laughing matter and is a serious disease that needs serious people to help such patients.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is a Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon.
Affiliations: Global Hospital, Parel; Apollo Hospitals, CBD Belapur, Tradeo and Chembur; Currae Hospital, Thane; Suchak hospital, Malad and Namaha Hospital, Kandivali