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Your Wait For WeightLoss Is Over

Your Wait For WeightLoss Is Over

Do you wonder if all the tips and hacks you do to keep fit, are really worth doing to maintain good health and a fit body? Well, yes they are to some extent. But then, many times you’re still left with nothing but disappointments after trying your best to shed those extra kilos. You know that weighing twice of what you should is not healthy, and are sure that you need something more to help you lose weight. But it’s not happening, and you don’t know what more to do after trying almost everything you could.

So, what do you do to cope with such situations?

Enroll yourself at a gym yet again?

Start a more strict diet plan?

Well, the bariatric surgery unit at Sunshine Hospitals has brought in a solution to your weight worries this summer. Bariatric surgery – one of the best solutions to get that extra stubborn fat off your body. Let’s take a quick glance at the different types of bariatric surgeries offered at Sunshine Hospitals. Nevertheless, before heading towards know the types of surgeries, it is of utmost importance that you understand what bariatric surgery is, and how it can benefit you. So, let’s begin.

What is bariatric surgery, and why do you need it?

Bariatric surgery is a treatment to help people who’ve been trying almost everything under the sun to lose weight and are struggling through it. It involves a minimally invasive surgery that help in limiting the absorption of food by the intestines. It alters the digestion process which reduces the amount of calories in the body, and results in weight loss and other health risks that obesity contributes to. They are usually done through laparoscopic surgeries which are minimally invasive and require small incisions to be done.

So, what helps you figure out if you need a bariatric surgery?  

Obesity is often associated with a number of health problems including type 2 diabetes, heart problems, sleep apnoea, arthritis, and other severe health conditions. It is important to have a balance in the internal functioning of the body and weight to have a healthy life. When there is an imbalance inside, the chances of fat depositing all over your body speeds up, resulting in severe obesity, and further complications because of being fat. A body mass index (BMI) is the measure of your weight in relation to your height which helps in determining the need for a simple weight-loss program or if you need a bariatric intervention.

Now, let’s move on to the types of bariatric procedures commonly chosen.

Types of bariatric surgery

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Sleeve gastrectomy – Also known as the vertical gastrectomy, this surgery involves removing a part of your stomach. This results in reducing the amount of food that you can consume, and makes you feel full very soon.

Mini gastric bypass – This is a faster surgery, which involves the top of the stomach being stapled with a thin tube, and that becomes your new small stomach which is separate from the rest of the stomach. As a result it reduces the hunger and the calories absorbed, resulting in weight loss.

Mini gastric bypass

Gastric balloon – A gastric balloon is recommended for people who might not be ideal candidates for an immediate bariatric procedure. It helps in losing weight as it inflates inside the stomach, covering most of the area that absorbs calories and nutrients. This leads to the person feeling full after eating a minimal amount of food.

Roux-en-y gastric bypass – This is another type of minimally invasive bariatric procedure which is done in a combination of restriction and malabsorption of food intake. The stomach size is reduced, and a small pouch is created by stapling the upper part of the stomach. The calories are re-routed to this smaller stomach pouch restricting the amount of calories being absorbed.

Are you looking for a weight loss surgery?

Weight Loss Surgery

Are you on the heavier side?

Have you tried losing weight through crash diets and workout with no results?

If yes, then you’ve certainly landed on the right page. The next thing that you might want to know is about the pain, and recovery, and we have that sorted for you.

Most of the procedures require not more than two days of hospital stay and you can be back to work within the next 4-5 days. Bariatric procedures can help you lose 80 to 90% of your excess fat, and you can enjoy using your old pant that were not fitting you all this while. As far as the pain is concerned, all the procedures are laparoscopic with minimal pain factor.

Now that you’ve got a fair idea about how bariatric surgeries can benefit you with rapid and healthy weight loss, you’re most welcome to ask us for more doubts if you should have any. So, hurry up and avail a 20% discount on all our surgical packages this summer!

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 Bariatric Surgery in Hyderabad.