What is Obesity?
Many people are plump or fat. While the two words can by synonymous in general language, they have a huge line of difference when it comes to obesity. Obesity is a medical condition wherein the amount of fat in your body surpasses your ideal weight limit. According to the bariatric department standards, plump relates to overweight, whereas fat is categorized as obese. But how can you draw a difference?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a systematic method that measures your weight on the basis of your height. If your BMI is higher than 30 but lesser than 35, your alarm bells are ringing. However, if your BMI exceeds 35, your weight is entering the higher end of the spectrum; requiring effective medical/ Surgical treatment.
Is Obesity Surgery an Effective Solution?
Obesity surgery is recommended for the obese and morbid obese patients. If you have a BMI of more than 35 for 3-4 years or more and you are facing other health problems, you are eligible for the surgical procedure. In simpler words, you need to satisfy the following things:
- Your BMI is higher than 40
- Your BMI is higher than 35 with other health problems like Diabetes, Hypertension & Sleep agonic
- You didn’t lose weight through dieting and exercising
- You do not drink or smoke
Types of Obesity Surgery
Obesity surgery has developed over the years. Currently, certified surgeons perform a wide range of advanced surgeries on the patients. The most recommended surgeries are Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass,Lap Banding & Modern Mini Gastric Bypass. These surgeries trigger weight loss without causing many complications; unlike the traditional surgeries.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy: This is an irreversible surgical procedure wherein surgeons reduce your existing stomach size by 65-75%, along the greater curvature.
- Lap Banding: In this obesity surgery, adjustable bands are placed on the stomach. The placement of this band divides your stomach into two compartments, leaving a tiny opening for the food to pass slowly.
- Gastric Bypass: In this surgery, certified doctors use staples to divide your stomach. The upper section of your stomach is then connected to the intestines. The connection between your stapled stomach and intestine is made by avoiding the larger part of your stomach.
At Varanasi Hospital, we care about your safety and convenience. Our experienced surgeons offer the surgeries laparoscopically, which is less painful and leaves less scars. Hence, the obesity surgery recommended by our certified consultants triggers weight loss without compromising with your lifestyle.