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BARIATRIC SURGERY FOR
WEIGHT LOSS

Bariatric surgery
(Weight Loss Surgery)

These days weight loss surgery has become quite common. Thanks to advancements in medical technology, surgical weight loss method is becoming the most preferred choice for obese individuals. But let’s understand what bariatric surgery is and how it can help you achieve your weight loss goal. Weight loss surgery is also termed as obesity surgery or bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery. However, this method is only recommended when you have failed at all the other weight loss efforts.

Bariatric surgery is a procedure that involves making slight modifications to your stomach and/or small intestine to limit the amount of food you consume and/or to reduce the absorption of nutrients. However, not all obese individuals can undergo weight loss surgery. Amongst Asians, only those who have a BMI above 30 with co-morbidities (such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, increased cholesterol levels etc.) and those with BMI above 35 with or without co-morbidities, are permitted to explore the surgical alternative because they are at a relatively higher risk of serious health conditions.

Bariatric surgery is the collective term for types of weight-loss surgery. At Digestive Health Institute, we perform all types of primary and redo bariatric procedures such as Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (Banded & Non-Banded), Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Mini Gastric Bypass.

What is scarless surgery?

Bariatric surgery can also be performed through your navel, making it a surgery with no visible scars. At Digestive Health Institute, we have practiced and mastered the art of single incision bariatric surgery and to date, have performed the largest number of such surgeries across the world. The benefits are quicker recovery and complete confidentiality as there are no visible scars at all. Please speak to our medical team if you are keen on exploring this option.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

- Gastric Band
- Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Sleeve
- Gastric Balloon
- Gastric Revisional
- Mini Gastric Bypass
- Gastric - Endoscopic Sleeve
- SILS/Lap/Robotic

Post-Surgical Care

At no bariatric surgery centre will you find post-operative care as sensitive and comprehensive as DHI’s care. The longest-running bariatric support group, (known as the Win Life Club), includes educative group sessions on important diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, which are conducted every week. Our nutrition team has also written the Bariatric Nutrition Guidelines for the Asian population - the only publication on this subject. Post-operative care is extremely important for complete recovery and wellness, and at DHI, we stay connected with our patients for life through our Win Life Club. DHI is the only bariatric centre, in India, to offer post-operative care sessions to bariatric patients.