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What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric Surgery is a type of surgery that is performed to induce long term excess weight loss, along with improving other conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, arthritis, etc.
What kind of patients are recommended a Bariatric Surgery?
Surgery recommendation varies based on each patient case and is linked to a lot of parameters. At a higher level, prolonged and progressively worsening diabetes, hereditary factors, cardiac risk, response to other weight loss methods, and hormonal changes are some of the factors considered by the doctors before taking a decision.
How does weight loss surgery help reduce weight?
Bariatric Surgery accomplishes weight reduction by a combination of reduction in ability to eat, as well as absorption of ingested food.
How effective is weight loss surgery?
Patients can lose as much as 90% of Excess Body Weight, depending on the surgery and patient profile. The weight loss happens over a period of 6-24 months.
What is the expected hospital stay for the surgery?
Most patients stay in the hospital for 24-36 hours.
What type of diet will be recommended after surgery?
Liquid diet is usually recommended for upto 3 weeks. Post that, diet will be determined by the doctor in collaboration with a dietician.
Will obesity related problems get resolved after surgery?
Yes, some of the complications will resolve immediately while others like sleep apnea, asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol also show improvements over time.
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