Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery at World Class Hospitals in India
Laparoscopic surgery for obesity is for people who are severely overweight. Laparoscopy involves using a specialized telescope (laparoscope) to view the stomach, which typically allows smaller abdominal incisions. This brochure will explain:
- What is severe obesity?
- Medical and surgical treatment options for severe obesity
- How laparoscopic obesity surgery is performed
- Expected outcomes of the procedure
- What can be expected after laparoscopic obesity surgery
What is severe obesity?
Severe obesity, sometimes known as “morbid obesity”, is defined using various methods. One of these methods uses Ideal Body Weight and is defined as being approximately 100 pounds (45.5 kg) or 100% above ideal body weight. This is determined according to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company height and weight tables. Body Mass Index or BMI is another method used to determine severe or morbid obesity. BMI is calculated based upon a person’s height and weight, and is generally more accurate than ideal body weight calculations. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the rates of obesity have been increasing steadily with a prevalence of approximately 25% in most US states. This condition is associated with the development of life-threatening complications such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, and coronary artery disease, to name a few.
Numerous therapeutic approaches to this problem have been advocated, including low calorie diets, medication, behavioral modification and exercise therapy. However, the only treatment proven to be effective in long-term management of morbid obesity is surgical intervention.
How is Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery Performed?
In a laparoscopic procedure, surgeons use small incisions (1/4 to 1/2 inch) to enter the abdomen through trocars (narrow tube-like instruments). The laparoscope, which is connected to a tiny video camera, is inserted through the small trocar. A picture is projected onto a TV giving the surgeon a magnified view of the stomach and other internal organs. Four to six small incisions and trocars are placed for use of specialized instruments to perform the operation.
The entire operation is performed inside the abdomen after expanding the abdomen with Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas. The gas is removed at the completion of the operation.
American Society For Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery has conveyed that systems all over your body can see dramatic improvement in health conditions in almost all the vital areas of human physiology after the gastric bypass surgery.
Morbid Obesity is a disease which is chronic and lifelong. It is an extreme health hazard with medical, psycological, social, physical and economic co-morbidities.
If your BMI or Body Mass Index is more than 40 you are suffering from Mobid Obesity. BMI is a measure of calulating a person’s excess weight.
If your BMI is more than 40 you must consider Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery as a treatment option that will help you lose weight by altering your body’s food digestion and absorption.
Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery can help you lose up to 70 % of your excess weight and save your from so many impending diseases like high blood pressure , Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Strike, Gallstones, Cancer of Breast, Prostate and Colon.
Advantages of the Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery
- Reduced post-operative pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Fewer wound complications
- Faster return to work
- Improved cosmesis
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