Department Of Obesity Surgery Clinic
This bariatric surgery department of Sahyadri Hospital is one of the highly equipped departments in the whole country. It includes different types of programs, surgeries, and treatments led by the most deserved doctors to treat the problem of obesity. Moreover, the department contains specialists from different fields providing multidisciplinary care to patients.
Sahyadri’s specialist team includes a cardiologist, endocrinologist, bariatric nurse, physical medicine specialist, dietician, and bariatric surgeon. We understand that obesity is a fast-growing disease affecting half the population by growing other diseases like hypertension, heart disease, kidney problem, infertility, etc. Thus, we try to heal it as soon as possible.
Quick Facts To Read Under Obesity Clinic
Learn about obesity
Obesity is a complex disorder that involves collecting an excessive amount of body fat. It is not just a cosmetic problem but also increases risk relating to other health problems like diabetes, heart problem, cancer and high blood pressure.
People face many problems when they become overweight, which mainly arises when the normal BMI or Body Mass Index increases. In other words, to be obese, a person has to have an increased amount of body fat than their muscle, other body fluids, and bones. So the easiest way to measure whether you are obese or not is by checking or measuring your BMI or waist circumference.
People affected by obesity generally suffer from genetic, behavioural and environmental conditions that they cannot solve through dieting also. Moreover, the disorder increases the likelihood of other diseases and related health problems.
However, the good news is you can improve your health condition by losing even a modest bit of weight. You can do this by increasing physical activities, changing your diet, and improving your behaviour. In addition, the doctors will also provide medicines and weight-loss processes for treating obesity at a fast rate.
The most common diseases that people suffering from obesity faces are as under:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Respiratory problems and Sleep Apnea
Lose weight and gain confidence with us
As per the research led by the National Family Health survey (NFSH-4) in the year 2015 to 16, the major health problem suffered by many was obesity. About one-fifth part of Indian women, i.e. 20.7% to be precise, coming under the age bracket of 15 to 49 years was suffering from obesity. The figure is even sharper for men, i.e. it has doubled itself in the last ten years. As per the research, 18.6% of the men ranging from 15 to 46 years are overweight, up from 9.3 in the year 2005 to 06.
We can help you fight obesity
By taking treatment at Sahyadri Hospital, you can gain a healthy lifestyle to fight obesity. Our hospital has set up India’s first dedicated centre to provide an end to end management program of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. The program is dedicated to providing promising results to people by helping them overcome their problem and regain their confidence again.
Moreover, we have given this centre’s control in the hand of Asia’s first lady Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, AKA, Dr Jayashree S. Tadkkar. As a result, of the hard work put in by her, the centre is providing proven and long-term benefits to patients by losing a great percentage of their weight and keeping it off for a longer time.
So start the journey of developing into a new you through our proper support. The steps involved include counselling, nutritional guidance, surgical intervention, and continuous engagement.
Find out if you need Bariatric surgery or not
To know whether you have to go through a weight loss surgery, you need to look into the established medical guidelines for Bariatric Surgery of the National Institute of Health.
According to the guideline, a candidate requires surgery in case he/she meets any of the three criteria mentioned below:
- If you have a waist circumference that exceeds 85 centimetres in females and 95 centimetres in males.
- If you have a Body Mass Index of at least 37.5
- Body Mass Index of 32.5 with at least two comorbidities
- Multiple tried and failed weight loss alternatives like exercise, supervised diet plans, behaviour-changing programs, etc
Services that we offer at Sahyadri Hospital
The following are the services that we offer at Sahyadri Hospital to treat our patients:
- We provide expert advice from the team of Obesity Surgeon Team to care of and treat the problem of obesity from the root to make sure it never returns.
- We design medical nutrition therapy for the patients to help treat their medical condition. It is an evident-based individualized process ordered and approved by a registered dietician.
- Our doctors also offer a surgical treatment option for curing obesity and diabetes in people.
- Physiotherapy treatment has helped many patients to restore, maintain, and improve their mobility. The therapy treats people by prevention of injury, physical rehabilitation, health and fitness program.
- We also our patients the state of the art operation theatre equipped with the right machines to make the operation successful every time.
- There are also special packages designed for our patients who are going through obesity surgery.
- The staffs at our hospital work 24×7 for providing every kind of support in case of any emergency.
Special surgery option available at Sahyadri
We provide the following special surgery option to patients with higher obesity problem:
- Laparoscopic surgery or keyhole surgery
- Body Contouring surgery including abdominoplasty, liposuction, and tummy tucking
- Bariatric and metabolic surgery
- Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
It is an effective operative weight loss process that involves placing a band of silicon on the upper part of the stomach to reduce its size and the amount of food intake. Moreover, it is an adjustable daycare process that is easily reversible. It has seen that patients going through this process has noticed a weight loss of up to 35 to 45%. This is because after going through the process, you will only be able to hold a maximum of one ounce of food.
Mini Gastric Bypass surgery
This gastric bypass weight loss surgery offered at Sahyadri hospital is a short, successful, simple and reversible laparoscopic process. It helps patients to treat many severe health conditions like Heart problem, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. The operation is performed in a shorter period and requires you to stay for lesser or similar months as regular bypass.
It may be necessary for you to go through this type of surgery when medications, diet and exercise is unable to produce an effective result. Moreover, with this process’s help, patients can lose almost 60 per cent of their excess weight.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
RYGB is a type of weight-loss surgery also known as bariatric surgery undertaken by many obese patients. The process involves creating a small packet from the stomach and directly connecting it to the small intestine, thereby bypassing the first section of the small intestine and most parts of your stomach.
The doctors recommend this type of gastric bypass only when exercises and diet are not working or if you have a serious health problem relating to your weight. It is an effective method of controlling acute conditions and helps to return to the patient’s ideal weight in just 8 to 12 months.
Sleeve gastrectomy is an operative surgical process typically performed using laparoscopy. In the process, the doctors insert a small instrument by making multiple small incision in the upper abdominal area. Through this process, the doctors reduce the stomach’s size up to 80%, leaving it in the shape and size of a small vertical tube. By reducing the size of the stomach, you can hold less food.
In addition, the surgery also involves a process of changing the hormonal structure of the body, causing weight loss of up to 60 to 80% in just one year. These hormonal changes also help the patient overcome problems relating to overweight like high BP, heart problems, etc. Moreover, it is carried out only when the doctors have tried losing weight through diet and exercise, but it was unsuccessful.
Why Sahyadri Hospital?
Sahyadri Hospital is one of the best bariatric surgery hospitals in India. We have a very high clinical outcome, medical expertise, success rate and state of the art technology. Obesity is becoming a global epidemic that people is suffering from every day. Thus, we at Sahyadri Hospital offer multiple weight loss surgery and treatment programs with a good rate of success. Moreover, they are highly comparable to international standards. It not only helps to improve the quality of life of our patients but also increase their confidence at work.
We have one of the largest centres of treating overweight problems in people containing dedicated consultants, registered dieticians, allied specialist and well-experienced staffs. These surgeons offer treatment options to the patient suffering from morbid obesity upon looking at the problem’s condition and reason. Often, we can achieve weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach or removing a part of the abdomen altogether. There are many other methods too.
Obesity Surgery Expert Doctors at Sahyadri Hospitals
Dr. Shrihari Dhorepatil
MBBS, MS (General Surgery)
Gastro-Intestinal, Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgeon
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