Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in Bangalore. Since obesity is on a rise today and its prevalence is the highest it has ever been before. Nowadays it is considered the most serious public health issues not only in Bangalore but all over India. Unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle are the main reasons behind an increase in the number of obese patients. Being overweight or obese may also lead to a number of health problems including hypertension, diabetes, heart problems, gallstones, sleep apnea, and certain cancers. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the extra pounds of body weight should not be ignored and taken seriously. If it remains untreated for a longer period of time, it may lead to severe health issues as mentioned above.
Who is a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
BMI equal to or more than 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
BMI equal to or more than 35, and at least one or more obesity-related health disorders such as type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, gastrointestinal disorders, heart diseases, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, etc.
Unable to achieve a healthy weight with diet and exercise for a sustained period of time.
Surgery becomes an option when all the efforts to lose weight fails over a long period of time. Laparoscopic Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery is the most recommended type of surgery at present. Laparoscopic surgery is proven to be a winner not only to treat obesity but also many other health disorders. This is mainly due to the reason that laparoscopic surgery has many benefits over the traditional open method of surgery. It involves less post-operative pain, less or almost no surgical scars and faster recovery as compared to the open method. Therefore, many surgeons are nowadays recommending laparoscopic surgery to treat obesity. Dr. Manish Joshi is one of them.
Dr. Manish Joshi is an advanced laparoscopic surgeon with a specialist in gastrointestinal disorders including obesity treatment in Bangalore. If you fall in any of the above-mentioned criteria and unable to lose weight for a very long time, consult him without any delay. Get the best consultation to treat obesity and lead a happy and healthy life in the future. Take a stand on getting slimmer and healthier.