Obesity is a chronic, debilitating and lifelong disease. Apart from affecting the quality of life Obesity associates with many other medical conditions that greatly reduces the average life span and increases mortality.
NMC prepares you to fight the battle of bulge by helping you to understand your body and moving towards a healthier future for you and your family.
Many obese individuals have made serious attempts to lose weight through diet, exercise and medically supervised weight loss programs but have failed. In these cases, bariatric surgery is performed as a last resort treatment option. Bariatric surgery is rapidly gaining popularity as a safe and effective way to reduce weight in the severely obese.
For women of childbearing years there are special benefits and considerations for bariatric surgery. For many women, obesity plays a significant role in infertility. Bariatric operations not only increase the general health of these patients but have shown to improve their chances of getting pregnant.
Patients with these characteristics are typically the best candidates for bariatric weight loss surgery:
Bariatric surgery is not suitable for patients with certain medical conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders, severe pulmonary or cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease and increased risk of bleeding or mental disorders.
Between 60 to 90 minutes and the operation always recorded on DVD, the patient get a copy.
All surgeries are done using a Full HD laparoscopy through 4 - 5 small incisions between 5mm to 10mm.
We offer pain free surgery and 99% of patients recover without pain.
Patients stay for 2-3 nights and are usually discharge with the ability to drive and manage usual daily activity.
We like to prepare our patients a couples of days before surgery with antacid medicine, light liquid fat free diet with regular bowel habits.
We prefer patient to be admitted the night before surgery and to have all the preparation for surgery and to start anticoagulant medicine to have safe surgery.
On the day of your surgery, you will check in at the hospital and a staff member will greet you and take you to the Pre-Op unit. Your support person may remain with you there until you are taken to surgery. After surgery, you be closely monitored in a recovery area. When you are recovered enough to be moved to a patient room, your support person may join you.
Most patients remain in the hospital 1 to 3 days but you should expect to be up and walking on the same day of your surgery. Our staff will work with you to minimize any pain and discomfort. You may also receive other tests and procedures to guard against complications.
A dietitian will visit you in the hospital to provide personalized instruction on your short and long term diet restrictions and you will also be scheduled for follow-up nutrition classes after discharge.
Patient takes about 2 to 3 days to return to normal life but will be instructed not to carry or push heavy weights.
Patients are given weekly program of food plan: what types of food, when and how to eat are given in a small booklet to the patient at time of discharge.
Usually patient are advised to start with a fluid diets for 2 days after surgery followed by a soft diet for another 1 week and soft to regular diet for another 1 week.
Our program for weight loss surgery include a follow up after 1 week than again after 2 weeks. Thereafter after 1 month and finally followed by regular visits every 3 months up to 1 year after surgery.
It is now clear that Intestinal Hormone GLP1 levels can regulate the insulin release from pancreas. Hence by increasing GLP1 levels in the gut the diabetes get controlled. Key hole surgeries like Sleeve gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass are found to stimulate GLP1 secretion and give long standing (permanent) cure of diabetes.
These procedures are having much better result in those with more than ideal weight and in those with diabetes of shorted duration (First 10-15 years).
In addition to diabetic control the other benefits are like control of cholesterol, sleep apnoea, acidity, joint pains, cardiac disease and kidney disorders .Very good improvement in infertility treatment is also a welcome thing for those who are affected.
People who have had weight loss surgery will need to stick to a rigorous and lifelong plan afterwards to avoid putting weight back on. Their plan should include a carefully controlled diet and regular exercise.
The goal is to limit the amount of calories you consume, while providing balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue. It is very important to follow the nutritional guidelines to prevent weight gain, deficiencies and complications.
After the surgery, you will have to go on a liquid diet for the first two weeks, gradually changing to pureed diet after week 2, and finally moving on to eating solids after week 4. Protein supplements and different vitamins and minerals might be necessary to help with the healing process.
The general guidelines that you need to follow are:
The success of the surgery is very much dependent on changing your lifestyle and eating habits. With time, the new habits will become easier and the results that you get from the surgery and the new lifestyle are very rewarding and the positive effects on your health and your body are very worthwhile.
If you want to compare your weight status to others, BMI is a great method of analysis.
To be a candidate for obesity surgery, you must have the following criteria
Other Minimal Invasive & Laparoscopic surgeries we are offering are:
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