The department of Bariatric Surgery at Manipal Hospitals provides end to end treatment and facilities for patients affected by conditions that require bariatric surgery.
The team of bariatric surgeons at Manipal Hospitals work with specialists from multiple disciplines to give patients comprehensive care. The surgical team is equipped with the latest real-time imaging technology and advanced surgical equipment, giving them the capacity to perform all bariatric procedures effectively. Minimally invasive surgery is very common in bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is an effort to surgically modify the digestive system with an intention to achieve weight loss or reduce weight gain. The surgery is only advised in cases where the dangers of excessive weight and weight gain significantly threaten the health of the patient.
Some of the Interventional Treatments
A few treatments available for bariatrics are: Gastric bypass - This is a procedure that reduces the size of the stomach surgically by dividing the stomach pouch into two. The small intestine is then divided, and the lower end of the divided small intestine is connected to the first part of the stomach pouch. The 2nd part of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine are still connected, so lower down the small intestine, gastric juices produced in the 2nd part of the pouch will eventually mix with the food. The smaller stomach pouch means that the patient's appetite as well as ability to eat is significantly reduced. The bypass can lead to dramatic changes in weight loss. A gastric bypass allows people with chronic weight gain problems to lose weight which would otherwise endanger their lives. The procedure also requires certain dietary restrictions to be followed by the patient post-surgery since some digestive functions will not function as they used to.
Obese individuals are at far greater risk of dying from obesity-related diseases, including coronary artery disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. A healthy weight for most people is defined as a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9.
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