It is the abnormal excessive accumulation of fat resulting in impaired health. A person with BODY MASS INDEX equal to or more than 30 is classified as obese.
It is the comparison of weight of a person with respect to height. it is used to categorise a person as normal, overweight, obese or morbidly obese.
It is a form of clinically severe obesity in which serious medical conditions (Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Sleep apnoea, Osteoartritis) occur directly as a result of obesity.
It is a life style associated disorder, however, genetic predisposition also plays an important role.
Diet and exercise alone can lead to some amount of weight loss however long term failure rates are extremely high. Many patients have associated joint pains and osteoarthritis which makes it difficult to exercise for them in such a condition.
It is Laparoscopically performed surgery which not only helps in losing excess body weight but also reverses many medical conditions (Diabetes, Hypertension, PCOD, Sleep apnoea) associated with morbid obesity.
In Indian population Bariatric surgery is indicated if BMI crosses 32.5 along with presence of disorders like Diabetes, Hypertension, Sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis or if BMI crosses 37.5 even in the absence of such diseases.
The three most commonly performed Bariatric surgeries are Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Mini Gastric Bypass. The Doctor decides after clinical examination which one is best suitable for any individual patient.
Weight loss is generally appreciated from few weeks after Bariatric Surgery. Initially dramatic weight loss is seen which gradually tapers off after 18 months of surgery. 60-70% of excess body weight is lost generally within the first year.
Resolution of diabetes depends upon the duration of illness, generally patients with less than 10 year duration have excellent chance of getting complete resolution. Those with longer duration can also achieve resolution or significant reduction in medications.
Hospital stay ranges between 2-4 days
Bariatric surgery involves hospital stay of 3-4 days. The cost of the procedure depends upon the choice of hospital and room category made by you. In some cases insurance companies would help you finance your surgery, however it is important that you call your insurance provider to determine whether your insurance policy covers Bariatric Surgery.
CGHS/ECHS covers Bariatric Surgery for both retired and serving central Govt. official. In case you are a CGHS/ECHS beneficiary, select hospitals which are empaneled by CGHS allow you to undergo Bariatric surgery. A prior permission has to be sought in this regard from the concerned dispensary.
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