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Bariatric surgery is an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose enough weight to improve your health using other methods or have serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery makes the stomach smaller and sometimes changes the small intestine. Bariatric surgery can improve many health problems related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and sleep apnea. Surgery also may lead to improved physical function and mood, and better quality of life. What is Obesity: Obesity is excess body fat accumulation with multiple organ specific pathological consequences. Weight problems are growing in India. More than 10 million Indians are overweight. Half of these people are more than 25 years old and overweight, 15%-20% of these people are more than 50kgs overweight. Each year this number is growing. Classification of obesity: Obesity is characterized by Body Mass Index (BMI) which is calculated by Weight (in Kgs) divided by Height (in meter) squared.
A BMI classifies one as:
Underweight < BMI 18.5
Normal weight: BMI 18.5-24.9
Overweight: BMI 25-29.9
Obesity Class I: BMI 30-34.9
Obesity Class II: BMI 35-39.9
Obesity Class III: BMI 40-49.9
Super Obesity: BMI 50 and above
Other important criteria:
The occurrence of heart problems, hypertensions are directly correlated with waist circumference. Waist circumference more than 94cm in men and 80cm women and waist to hip ration more than 0.95 in men and 0.8 in women are associated with increased risk for heart attacks. Waist circumference of 102cm in men and 88 cm in women indicates very high risk for cardiac problems and diabetes and needs definite treatment.
Asian population with typical normal BMI may conceal underlying excess adiposity characterized by increased percentage of fat mass and reduced muscle mass. What makes you overweight?
The department of Bariatrics / Obesity Care at STAR Hospitals is well equipped with state-of-the-art operating rooms for Bariatric surgery and other facilities to provide quality care to different sections of the society. Dedicated before and after care teams look after the patients throughout the patients’ weight loss journey, from making that first decision, to providing ongoing weight loss support and advice long after surgery. The department works as a multidisciplinary unit along with nurses, physicians and dieticians. Our high patient safety and healthcare standards reflect our commitment to looking after the patients throughout the treatment.