Bariatric surgery |  Health of Narayana

Bariatric surgery | Health of Narayana

Obesity is a condition that is associated with excessive body fat, which increases the risk of other serious health problems. One in ten Indian adults is obese, and childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 10 years. In Delhi itself, 45% of men and 55% of women suffer from obesity.

Some of the most common causes of obesity

There are several factors that can lead to obesity

  • Genetic disorder
  • eating disorder
  • Lifestyle mismanagement
  • Side effects of some drugs
  • Mental health problems

Health Problems That Obesity Can Cause

  • Heart disease
  • diabetes
  • Crabs
  • Digestive problems
  • Gynecological problems
  • Mental health problems
  • high blood pressure
  • Kidney disease

Treatment of obesity:

Treatment of morbid obesity consists in reducing excess weight with maximum safety and a minimum of side effects and complications. Treatment should focus on the control and prevention of obesity-related comorbidities and long-term weight loss.

Lifestyle changes and medication: diet, exercise with a BMI of more than 23.5 kg / m2

An operation is performed if the BMI is> 32.5 kg / m2 with two concomitant diseases and 37.5 kg / m2 without concomitant diseases

Basic Weight Loss Practices To Fight Obesity:

  • Do sports regularly
  • Follow a healthy diet
  • Diet contributes 80-90% to weight loss and exercise contributes 10-20%, along with a healthy lifestyle, which is a key to weight loss


Certain drugs cause loss of appetite and work by reducing energy intake. Drugs cause weight loss of only about 10% of the excess weight and therefore can be the answer for patients who need a large amount of weight loss as a first step.


Bariatric surgery remains the backbone of this multidisciplinary approach. This operation has developed significantly over the decades and today offers the most effective prophylaxis against life-threatening complications and serious degenerative problems of obesity. It is broadly categorized into laparoscopic mini gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

It is high time we recognized that obesity is a disease and needs treatment. It has medical, physical, social and psychological effects. It is important that this disease be treated as early as possible and preventive measures taken to check its escalating number.

Bariatric surgery is not a cosmetic surgery, but a life-saving operation.

Dr. Vikas Kapur | Senior Consultant and Clinical Director – Gastroenterology – Surgery, General Surgery | Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurugram

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