Bariatric or Metabolic Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery or Bariatric Surgery, also known as Metabolic Surgery is done on people having a BMI of more than 40. Such morbidly obese people are in the risk category of developing diseases like Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, Joints and Back Pain and many other health issues. When all methods like exercise and diet fail to achieve weight loss then Bariatric Surgery is an option.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
The preferred Bariatric Surgery at GNH Hospital is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. GNH Hospital is located at Gurgaon at 20 minutes drive from New Delhi International Airport. The cost of the procedure is USD 6000 and the hospital stay is 4-5 days. The patient would lose almost 30% of the body weight in the next 6-7 months after the surgery. Our Bariatric Team is led by Dr Subrat Saxena and Dr S. Vatsyayann. The team consists of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Weight Loss Experts, Dieticians, Physical Therapists and Cosmetic Surgeons.
Some of the patients require Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Surgery alongwith the Baritric Surgery or at a later date to remove the excess flesh at the tummy. Dr. Shilpi Bhadani, Cosmetic Surgeon at GNH Hospital specializes in this surgery.