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Our medical staff are trained in the
very latest techniques &
offer a wealth of knowledge & experience in their respective disciplines

Weight Loss Surgical/Non-Surgical

Nonsurgical Weight Loss

It is important to modify your diet and be involved in physical activities to lose excess weight and maintain weight loss over the long term.

Diet and exercises

Regular physical activity combined with healthy eating habits is the most efficient and healthful way to control your weight. Physical activity helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat.

Medications

Most available weight-loss medications are "appetite-suppressant" medications. Appetite-suppressant medications promote weight loss by decreasing appetite or increasing the feeling of being full. These medications decrease appetite by increasing serotonin or catecholamine – two brain chemicals that affect mood and appetite.Prescription weight-loss medications should be used only when there is increased medical risk because of your weight and not for cosmetic reasons.

Surgical Procedures

Bariatric surgery is the surgical option for obesity where conservative treatment is not successful. It is recommended for individuals whose body mass index (BMI) is greater than 40. Bariatric surgery is of two types – malabsorptive and restrictive surgery. Malabsorptive surgery decreases the absorption of food while restrictive surgery decreases the size of the stomach.

Various techniques of bariatric surgeries include gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic roux-en y gastric bypass.

Laparoscopic Gastric Banding –A hollow band is placed around the stomach creating a small pouch with narrow passage that delays passage of food into intestine. This minimizes food consumption and individual feels full for longer period.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy –The stomach is cut vertically into small pouch and the other portion of the stomach is removed. The removed portion of stomach contains the hungry stimulating hormones. The lower part of the stomach is not altered. The capacity of food intake is reduced and you will not feel hungry quiet often than before.

Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass –It is similar to Roux-en Y gastric bypass but performed using laparoscope, a minimally invasive surgery. A small stomach pouch is created which is attached to the small intestine. The remaining stomach is sealed. The pouch limits the quantity of food.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is the surgical option for obesity where conservative treatment is not successful. It is recommended for individuals whose body mass index (BMI) is greater than 40. Bariatric surgery is of two types – malabsorptive and restrictive surgery. Malabsorptive surgery decreases the absorption of food while restrictive surgery decreases the size of the stomach.

Various techiniques of bariatric surgeries include gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic roux-en y gastric bypass.

Laparoscopic Gastric Banding – A hollow band is placed around the stomach creating a small pouch with narrow passage that delays passage of food into intestine. This minimizes food consumption and individual feels full for longer period.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – The stomach is cut vertically into small pouch and the other portion of the stomach is removed. The removed portion of stomach contains the hungry stimulating hormones. The lower part of the stomach is not altered. The capacity of food intake is reduced and you will not feel hungry quiet often than before.

Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass – It is similar to Roux-en Y gastric bypass but performed using laparoscope, a minimally invasive surgery. A small stomach pouch is created which is attached to the small intestine. The remaining stomach is sealed. The pouch limits the quantity of food.