Bariatric & Weightloss Surgery
Welcome to the BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital's Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery Department. We are proud to welcome you to amongst the best hospital for bariatric surgery in Bangalore. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery as it is known in some spheres, has gained traction in the modern world due to the rising awareness of the fatal effects of morbid obesity. Our department is at the forefront of technology and innovations in reducing weight through minimally invasive surgeries.
Obesity is a growing epidemic as fatal as malnourishment. The causes of morbid obesity can be attributed to genetics, lifestyle, inactivity, unhealthy diet, medical problems, or the side effects of certain medications. Although there are preconceived notions and prejudices that weight loss surgery is a lazy, quick fix, there are conditions that are bettered by bariatric surgery. Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions are much more manageable after bariatric surgery. This will result in less need for medication and improved health.
Minimal access to bariatric surgery is one of the specialties of the best hospital for obesity treatment in Bangalore. Minimal access bariatric surgery is done by numerous small incisions rather than the traditional single large incision. Doctors and surgeons make use of cameras to complete the procedure with minimal invasion.
Why Choose Us
The journey of weight loss is difficult and often stigmatized. There's no shame in reaching out for help and support in this arduous journey. BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital is the right place for you to receive the care and attention you need.
- The program for weight loss and bariatric surgery is led by Dr Manish Joshu who has extensive experience in these medical procedures. Their expertise extends to a minimally invasive procedure, and we're pleased to have the best bariatric surgeon in Bangalore head this department.
- As the procedures are done, such as to be minimally invasive, the recovery is faster and easier, resulting in shorter hospital stays.
- Our team has members with expertise in various disciplines - bariatric surgeons, gastroenterologists, anaesthetists, nursing staff, dieticians, physiotherapists, and counsellors. Each member plays a role in the different stages of treatment and recovery.
- Our team also ensures the best post-op and follow up care. We will put you in touch with people who have gone through similar procedures so that you can form a reliant support group.
Our Diagnostic Capabilities
The first step of the process is to test for obesity. There are no hard and fast symptoms of obesity, which makes diagnosis difficult. A combination of different factors is used to judge the severity of the situation.
Blood tests include
- cholesterol tests
- liver function tests
- fasting glucose tests
- thyroid tests
The test that is prescribed to you depends on your health, risk factors, and symptoms you present with.
The above are general exams that can be performed to diagnose obesity. However, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital in Bangalore is also fitted with the latest technology in diagnostics, which makes everything easier.
Checking for other health problems
People who have been diagnosed with a previous condition are at a higher risk of receiving an overweight diagnosis. These conditions can be further aggravated by a diagnosis of obesity. Such patients are recommended to go for more specialized tests. People with a history of heart disease or diabetes could be asked to do an electrocardiogram and other tests by a doctor.
Measurement of Waist Circumference
Deposition of fat around your waist is known as visceral or abdominal fat. This type of fat deposits poses an increased risk of heart diseases and diabetes. A waist measurement of more than 35 inches of women and 40 inches in men are indicators of health risks when compared to people with smaller waist circumferences. When you check your BMI, it also advantageous to check your waist circumference every year.
Calculation of Body Mass Index
Body mass index is a crucial indicator detection of obesity. BMI higher than 30 is regarded as obese. However, it is always best to let a doctor make this call as the number varies with lifestyle and exercise habits. It is advised to check your BMI at least once a year.
General Physical Exam
General physical exams are useful in various diagnoses, including a diagnosis of obesity. A general physical exam consists of
- Measuring height
- Measuring weight
- Checking vital signs
- Examination of your abdomen.
Your medical history can reveal a lot to your physician. The following are examined as part of obesity screening.
- Pre-existing genetic conditions
- Pre-existing hereditary conditions
- Your lifestyle choices
- Physical activity
- Dietary habits
- Any medications you are on
- Stress levels
Treatment & Procedures
Bariatric Surgery is a weight loss surgery that limits the amount of food you can comfortably consume, reduces the absorption of food and calories, or does both. There are different types of bariatric surgery that can be performed. The type depends on the diagnosed condition and the patient's comfort. Bariatric surgery is recommended in the following conditions:
- BMI is 40 or higher.
- BMI is between 35 and 39.9, and the patient has a pre-existing heart condition, diabetes, or risk of hereditary heart disease.
- The patient is ready to commit to the lifestyle changes necessary to make the surgery work.
There are various Bariatric Surgery procedures such as:
Our doctors at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals are amongst the best doctors for bariatric surgery treatment in Bangalore and they are highly specialized and skilled in performing different types of bariatric surgeries. During the consultation, the doctor will take the complete patient history, run a series of diagnostic tests and suggest a personalized treatment plan based on the condition.
The Department of Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery at BGS Gleneagles Hospitals, Bangalore, is highly specialized. A team of the best bariatric surgeons in Bangalore has been assembled to ensure that our patients receive all the care and treatment they need. This department allows you access to highly experienced and well-trained doctors who are very knowledgeable in bariatric and weight loss surgery. Our patients will also be able to consult with premier nutritionists, psychologists, dieticians, cardiologists, and specialists on our team.
Dr Neel Shetty
MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
Senior Consultant in the Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology, Minimal Access and Bariatric surgery