Department of Bariatric Surgery
Obesity is a condition where a person's Body Mass Index or BMI (calculated by dividing height by weight) is more than 30. Obesity can lead to various other diseases like Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Osteoarthritis, Infertility etc. and can be life threatening. It is becoming a global epidemic not only in developed nations but also in developing nations like India. The Department of Bariatric Surgery performs all the different types of weight loss surgeries including revision surgeries with high success rates.
Bariatric Surgery or weight loss surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have morbid obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).