Obesity / Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery

Obesity / Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery

Obesity continues to be a major public health problem worldwide. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for severe obesity that results in the improvement or remission of many obesity-related comorbid conditions, almost 40 medical diseases described as well as sustained weight loss and improvement in quality of life. 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.

Obesity/Bariatric Surgery is a result-oriented holistic solution to lose excess weight and keep it off in the long term. Dr Ismail and team offer a full range of weight-loss solutions for people of any ages. The comprehensive programme the team offers covers medical and surgical care, nutritional guidance and counselling and psychological and social assistance.

The most common bariatric operations performed worldwide are laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic mini gastric bypass and duodenal switch. Bariatric surgery is now safe, with complications comparable to common elective general surgical operations. Level 1 evidence show that bariatric surgery provides superior short-term and long-term weight loss and improvement of type 2 diabetes mellitus compared with conventional medical therapy.

We started performing Bariatric Surgery at our hospital in 2006 and since then , we have successfully performed more than 2000 bariatric surgery cases.

Ours is one of the five centre in India (ICMR: Reg. No. CRTI/2010/091/002938) to be recognized to study the effect of Bariatric surgery in resolution of Diabetes.