Morbid obesity (severe obesity) is a condition where the patient fails to lose weight through diet and exercise, and can lead to serious health problems. In such cases, Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is advisable.
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. At BIG we perform weight loss surgeries using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery). All the surgical procedures take place in our high-tech operating theatres with all the necessary backup facilities.
Many patients who undergo bariatric surgery lose weight quickly but may regain some weight later. They need to follow diet and exercise recommendations to keep most of the weight off, and require medical follow-up for the rest of the life.
Types of Bariatric Surgeries Performed at BIG :
- Gastric Sleeve
- Gastric Bypass (RYGB/MGB)
- Endoscopic Gastric Balloon
- Duodenal Switch