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Weight Loss Surgery

Stride through your Weight Loss and Health Gain Journey
Growing evidence suggests obesity is a disorder of the body’s intricate energy balance systems. Your body has a set point that affects your weight. If you’ve been trying to lose and maintain weight but you haven’t had any luck then considering weight loss surgery would be the best solution for you.

Bariatric surgery also known as metabolic surgery is defined as “surgical procedures performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss”. By altering the complex relationship your body has with food and its metabolism, bariatric surgery helps reset your body’s ability to effectively manage weight.

Weight Loss Surgery modifies the anatomy of the stomach and/or intestine, thereby affecting the hormonal signals and resulting in decreased appetite, increased feelings of fullness, increased metabolism, and healthier food preferences. These positive changes allow your body to lose weight without the internal fight to return to the higher set point.

Understanding Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition resulting from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds your body’s skeletal and physical standards. Obesity is a complex and chronic disease with many significant causes including the genetic predisposition, eating disorders, metabolic disorders, environmental factors etc. Morbid obesity damages the body by its mechanical, metabolic and physiological adverse effects on normal bodily function putting your health at risk and dramatically increasing the chances of Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood pressure, High Level of Triglycerides, Heart disease, Arthritis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and many more.

There are several criteria to determine morbid obesity. One criterion is being 50 to 100 percent more than the ideal body weight or being 100 pounds more than the ideal body weight. Another important criterion is the measure of one's Body Mass Index (BMI).

Before you can undergo weight loss surgery, you must determine whether you meet the requirements for surgery. Your eligibility for bariatric surgery depends on your current weight, height and Body Mass Index (BMI) and on any related health problems you experience as a result of being overweight or obese.

Causes of Obesity

There are several causes that can result in Obesity. Enlisted below are some of the important causes:

  • Dietary Habits :
    In today’s world, peer group are more inclined towards fast food and packaged food, rather than having a balanced diet. As a result of this habit, the overall nutrition value of their everyday diet has decreased. In addition due to intake of huge proportions of these fast and packaged food, the overall intake of calories has also increased resulting in significant weight gain.
  • Decrease Physical Activity :
    In the modern world, due to sedentary lifestyle, people spend more time in front of computers and are confined to their work areas. This is resulting in reduced physical activity and leading to weight gain.
  • Environmental Factor :
    There are certain environmental factors which are not compliant with the healthy dietary and lifestyle habits. These factors includes sedentary lifestyle, over packed work schedules, less number of walk paths and parks, increasing prices of fresh produce, large food portions served in restaurants and misleading food advertisements.
  • Genetic Factor :
    Genetics is one of the common factor causing obesity in around 70-80% of the cases. This can lead to severe obesity and slow metabolism owing to gene mutation. It has also been observed that family members tends to follow the similar and unhealthy food habits which plays very important role in causing hereditary obesity.
  • Medical Disorder :
    There are some hormones which are responsible for insulin resistance and fat storage which in turn results in increased appetite and weight gain. Hypothyroidism, PCOS and some rare genetic diseases can also cause weight gain. In addition, there are some medications which can lead to weight gain by increasing appetite, slowing metabolic rate and water retention in the body.
  • Psychological Issue :
    This is one of the common reason in women for weight gain, since many of them are emotional eaters and are more likely to eat large proportion of food when they are stressed or anxious.

Types of Weight Loss Surgeries

Here are the details about the different weight surgery options we have to help you decide which procedure is right for you.

1. Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve
It is a restrictive procedure. The Gastric Sleeve Surgery is done by creating a small sleeve of the stomach which is of the size of banana, by stapling it and rest of stomach is resected. Smaller stomach pouch curbs the amount of food intake hence giving feeling of fullness for a faster and longer time which in turn results in depletion of the fat storage

2. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
It is a restrictive and mal-absorptive procedure where a small pouch is made by cutting and stapling the stomach. The pouch is connected to the lower part of small intestine so food bypasses rest of the stomach and top of small intestine. The upper part of small intestine is connected to the lower part, so that the bile and other gastric juices digest food completely. Smaller stomach pouch restricts the amount of food eaten. The feeling of fullness is fast and sustained. Limited calories are absorbed due to small intestine bypass. As a result fat reserves are used to expend energy.

3. Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass
This is a restrictive and mal-absorptive procedure. Tube-shaped pouch is separated from stomach at the end of the esophagus and is attached to small intestine at six feet. Unlike this, in classic bypass small intestine is cut and there are two connections instead of one. Pouch in this case is bigger than classic bypass. It acts in the same way as classic bypass except that the intestinal bypassed is more in this than in gastric bypass which could result in increased vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

4. Laparoscopic Gastric Band
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, popularly known as "lap band" or "gastric band" is a popular bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery procedure. In this procedure an inflatable silicone device or band is places around the top portion of the stomach. This helps reduce the stomach’s capacity, which is turn reduces food consumption and facilitates weight loss.

5. Intra Gastric Ballooning
It is a non-invasive procedure in which a small deflated silicone balloon is placed inside the stomach. The balloon is then filled with sterile saline. This thus, help to reduce hunger and food intake, and aids is overall weight loss.

Cost for Weight Loss Surgeries

India is one of the most affordable places for weight loss surgery across the globe. The cost of Bariatric Surgery in India is less than one sixth of what it costs in western countries assuring the quality of healthcare services.

We are thus committed to offer you the best possible and special negotiated prices for your bariatric surgeries without compromising on the quality of medical services and results. Here's a look at the approximate costs of Weight Loss Surgeries in India:

SNo Procedure Cost in India (USD)
1 Cost for Obesity Evaluation/Investigations 500 - 800
2 Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve 5000 - 6000
3 Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass 5800 - 7500
4 Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass 5800 - 7500
5 Laparoscopic Gastric Band 6800 - 7500
5 Intra Gastric Ballooning 3500 - 4500

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Each of the available Weight Loss Surgeries truly is a “tool” to shape “The New You” and has been shown to be very effective at producing significant and sustained weight-loss. And, it is well accepted that weight loss leads to improvement of obesity associated diseases, prolongs life and improves the quality of life.

Enlisted are some striking benefits of the Weight Loss Surgery-

  • Minimally Invasive Procedure : All weight loss surgeries are done laparoscopically hence no scarring and recovery is quick.
  • Significant Weight Loss :  Surgery helps you achieve immediate and sustainable weight loss.
  • Improves Obesity-associated Health Conditions : Many life-threatening diseases like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, arthritis etc are positively controlled by up to 96% with weight loss surgery.
  • Prolongs Life Expectancy :  Research and study have shown that there have been relative reduction in morbidity and mortality rates with weight loss surgery and the overall health of the person is greatly improved reducing the risk of premature death.
  • Better Quality of Life :  Weight loss surgery improves the quality of life by improving the self-confidence and agility of the patients after surgery.
  • Safety : Weight loss surgeries carry much lesser risk with negligible complications as compared to other surgeries.

Why MedicoExperts?

At MedicoExperts, we understand the significance of your health, well-being and privacy. Our aim is to provide you the best experience for your Weight Loss Surgery in India at our top associate hospitals in India. Your confidentiality and privacy of your identity are our ethics and is our responsibility. For your privacy and protection, we maintain a strict non-disclosure policy. We understand that while you choose to travel abroad for your Bariatric Surgery, you would surely look for positive results, comfort and confidentiality.

We would also provide you end to end assistance for your medical trip to India and shall provide complete solution for your weight loss surgery - right from assisting you with the visa, hotel arrangements, airport pick up and drop, inland transfers, money exchange or sight-seeing and all other concierge services. We thus assure you hassle-free arrangements for evaluations, surgery, recuperation, stay and travel in India.

For more information and getting a tailor made treatment plan for your Weight Loss Surgery in India, please mail us your details and medical history at enquiry@medicoexperts.com.

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