Obesity is not just a problem of excessive fat and its aesthetic implications on the human body, as many people believe but can cause associated serious health issues, like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and cardiovascular diseases, among others.
With rapidly changing lifestyles, improper dietary habits and absence of physical activity in our lives, a large part of the Indian population is falling into the trap of lifestyle disorders – Obesity being one of them.
Obesity not only affects the quality of an individual’s life, but has also been found to reduce the life span by 13-20 years. It costs the nation millions of rupees in medical expenses and lost wages due to Obesity related illness.
The scientific basis to lose weight is either to restrict calorie intake by diet or burn the excess body fat by exercise and work out. The available options for this are:
.Diet and exercise: This can reduce the weight for a short term, but more than 90% of people fail to maintain the lost weight in long term and become obese again. This is due to hunger caused by a hunger hormone called Ghrelin produced from stomach. People weighing more than 100 kg or so cannot perform any effective exercise.
. Medicines: Till date there is no effective medication to reduce hunger or to burn the excess fat in the body.
.Liposuction: This is a cosmetic surgery to remove accumulated fat from thigh, tummy etc to contour the body and has no health benefits. The fat will again accumulate after sometime.
The weight loss surgery is a key hole method to reduce the stomach size and suppress hunger by removing the hunger hormone producing area of stomach. After surgery, the amount of food (calories) intake reduces and fat deposited in the body melts. Hence patients who have sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass operations gradually lose their excess weight and then maintain the same lifelong. The healthy food, life style and daily exercises help to maintain a disease-free body. With Samraksha hospital care and technology, the risks associated with these operations are negligible and the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Why samraksha :
The hospital has highly skilled surgeons, multi-specialties like endocrinology, psychiatry, cardiology, support personnel and contemporary infrastructure to provide comprehensive care for obese patients
The Operation theatre is well equipped for obesity surgery ,
Laboratory service and round the clock ICU/ monitoring is available
We have a bariatric support group to help patients and families