Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Overview:
The Department of Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric (Weight Loss), and Metabolic Surgery in Hisar stands as a pioneering facility, dedicated exclusively to delivering exceptional Minimal Access (Laparoscopic) Surgical services to the community. With a commitment to providing affordable, high-quality surgical care, the department focuses on Bariatric Surgery, particularly for patients with Morbid Obesity. It proudly houses the regions only dedicated Bariatric center, offering specialized treatment for obese patients with various comorbidities.
Infrastructure and Facilities:
Equipped with three state-of-the-art modular operation theatres featuring laminar air flows and High-Definition Laparoscopy equipment, the department competes at the forefront of its field. Supported by a dedicated surgical ICU and a robust critical care team, the facility is capable of handling high-risk patients with multiple medical conditions. The center also specializes in complex and advanced Laparoscopic surgeries, including procedures for gastrointestinal cancers—a first in the region.
Vision and Mission:
The department’s vision is to provide affordable, quality surgical care to all segments of society, with a primary focus on Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity. It endeavors to achieve the best outcomes at reasonable prices and is dedicated to ongoing research activities, garnering recognition from national and international bodies in the field.
Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Overview:
Bariatric Surgery, or Weight Loss Surgery, is a highly efficient option for individuals with Morbid Obesity. This surgical intervention, conducted laparoscopically, ensures minimal pain, reduced scarring, and swift recovery. The department caters to a variety of obese patients, including those with obesity-related comorbidities.
What is Obesity?
Obesity is characterized by an excess of body fat, typically indicated by a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater. This condition elevates the risk of developing serious health conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension, and Sleep Apnea.
Measurement of Obesity:
Obesity is commonly measured using indicators like Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Circumference. BMI is calculated as Weight in Kg / (Height in meters)^2, while a waist circumference of 40 inches or higher for men and 35 inches or higher for women is considered unhealthy.
Health Risks Associated with Obesity:
Obesity is associated with over 40 medical conditions, including High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Gallbladder Disease, Osteoarthritis, Sleep Apnea, Respiratory Problems, and certain cancers (Endometrial, Breast, and Colon).
Causes of Obesity:
Various factors contribute to obesity, such as unhealthy food choices, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyles, and genetic factors.
Bariatric Surgery Facts:
Basis for Suggesting Bariatric Surgery:
Bariatric Surgery is recommended based on factors such as age, BMI, dietary habits, social behaviors, comorbidity status, and patient compliance. The choice of a specific weight loss procedure is determined after a thorough psychological evaluation of the patient.
Types of Bariatric Surgeries:
All bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically, ensuring a painless, minimally invasive, and stitch-less procedure. The department offers various types of surgeries, including Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastric Surgery, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Bypass, and Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery:
The benefits of bariatric surgery include long-term remission for type 2 diabetes, improved cardiovascular health, relief from depression, elimination of obstructive sleep apnea, joint pain relief, and improved fertility.
In conclusion, the Department of Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric, and Metabolic Surgery is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for patients with Morbid Obesity, ensuring affordability, quality, and continuous research to enhance patient outcomes.