Gone are the days every single thing that needed to be done demanded physical labour. Most of your work now is accomplished at the click of a button – food and fashion, tickets and travel – everything is now available easily, ruling out the need to walk and exert yourself.
With that, your chances of having any sort of exercise becomes minimal, and it’s only if you put in extra efforts of hitting the gym or trying your hand at some of workout will you actually be fit.
Adding to this problem is the fact that the most popular sort of food is the ‘fast’ variety, polished down with aerated drinks.
Does it then come as a surprise that lifestyle diseases are on an all-time high?
Around 5% of the Indian population today suffers from diabetes. In 2000, which in number comes at an alarming 31.7 million people and if the current trend goes on, by 2100, the number will rise to around 79 million.
Obesity and diabetes in India has been on the rise since the early 2000s and has seen an alarming increase in the past few years. Consumption of various kinds of harmful food and drinks along with a sedentary lifestyle contributes a great extent to diabetes.
So while, doctors and many nutritionists might have often told you to get your life and health back on track, follow a diet or exercise, there are other methods which can put an end to your health woes and might also curb diabetes to a great extent. However, these methods are surgical in nature. They are effective, efficient and offer fool proof.
It is Bariatric Surgery.
Now, just because you are diabetic or obese does not qualify you to undergo a bariatric surgery. There are many factors which are important to consider such as your type of diabetes, BMI, lifestyle and so on. Depending on that there are different types of bariatric surgery which can be an option and this completely depends on your doctor, so if you don’t have one, visit or book an appointment with us so that we can help you.
What is Bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is one of the most commonly done surgeries all over the world with an extremely high success rate.
The aim of bariatric surgery is to reduce weight by restricting the amount of food which you eat and also to ensure that your stomach cannot take more than a certain amount of food.
Types of Bariatric Surgery?
The types of bariatric surgery you need is completely dependant on the surgeon and what he or she thinks is best for your condition of diabetes and also the type of obesity you have.
There are mainly four types of bariatric surgery:
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is where the surgeon surgically will create a small pouch above the stomach and then this pouch is the only part of the stomach which will get food. Once the surgery is done, food intake is limited to a great extent compared to what you could normally eat and drink during one meal of the day.
In the process of Sleeve Gastrectomy, a certain part of your stomach is first separated and then gradually removed from your body. Once that is done, the remaining portion of the stomach takes the form of a tubelike structure and ultimately shrinks the size of the stomach to a great extent. Due to the reduction in size, the stomach’s intake of food is less but it does not affect the absorption of nutrients from the food eaten.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
In the procedure of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, a band containing an inflatable balloon is surgically placed around the upper part of the stomach and is fixed there. This band creates a small stomach pouch above the band with an extremely narrow opening to the rest of the stomach ultimately limiting the amount of food which enters the stomach
The Duodenal Switch is a procedure which is performed less frequently than the gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy or the adjustable gastric band due to the complexity of the procedure and due to the greater risk of complications. In this procedure, the nutrients of the limited amount of food you eat is lost.
Diabetes is of various type and Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes seen in India and for this type, bariatric surgery has proven to be effective but under the consultation and supervision of an expert Bariatric Surgeon. Hence, visit us at Sunshine Hospitals and our Bariatric Surgeons can help you with losing weight through bariatric surgery.
About the Doctor
Dr Venugopal Pareek – Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Venugopal Pareek is one of the best Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon in the city having done more than 9000 surgeries in 12 years. Trained in the esteemed Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Surgical Oncology, Dr. Pareek has the expertise in Bariatric Surgery. He has attended several conferences and published articles on medicine as well in various national and international journals.
About Sunshine Hospitals:
A Multi Super Speciality Institution, 500 bedded Sunshine Hospitals (Paradise Circle, Secunderabad) is promoted by globally reputed Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr. AV Gurava Reddy (Orthopedic Doctor) and like-minded associates who share the objective of making world-standard healthcare available, affordable and accessible to the common man. Sunshine has now become one of the best hospitals for many treatments including Orthopedic, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Trauma and Neurology.