Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery in Pune
Obesity is a life-long progressive, life-threatening condition marked by the excess accumulation of body fat, which can significantly reduce life expectancy.
When weight reaches extreme levels, it is called MORBID OBESITY and is a chronic condition or a ‘DISEASE’.
Obesity is rarely just a physiological problem. This disorder has far-reaching effects; physiological, psychological and social. On the physical front, obesity can lead to several complications that could be fatal or incapacitating if left untreated.
SOME OF THE MOST COMMON DISEASES THAT ARE DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY LINKED TO OBESITY ARE:
Finding out if you are obese is simple; you calculate your Body Mass Index or BMI:
Obesity is also defined by waist size – over 90 cm in males and over 80 cm in females.
There are various categories of obesity, but the most severe kind is morbid obesity. A morbidly obese patient is typically 45 kg (100 lb) overweight or has a BMI of 40 or higher. Morbid obesity drastically increases your chances of developing obesity-related co-morbidities.
Bariatric Surgery is a simple surgical procedure wherein the size of the stomach is curtailed leading to reduced consumption of calories. Given that India and the world has a burgeoning population of obese people, bariatric surgery proves to be the best and most effective way to lose and maintain weight. Bariatric surgery not only cures obesity but also its allied co-morbidities. People who fall in the Grade III category of obesity stand most eligible, patients in Grade II obesity with one or more co-morbidities may also opt for bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery leads to drastic weight loss, in a significantly smaller time frame; it also requires less effort to lose weight. More importantly, bariatric surgery significantly increases the life span of an obese individual simultaneously ridding of co-morbidities.
THE DIFFERENT BARIATRIC PROCEDURES ARE :
- Primary prevention
- Secondary prevention
Primary prevention identifies and protects individuals at risk from developing diabetes. It therefore has an impact by reducing both the need for diabetes care and the need to treat diabetes-related complications.
Lifestyle changes aimed at weight control and increased physical activity are important objectives in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The benefits of reducing body weight and increasing physical activity are not confined to type 2 diabetes; they also play a role in reducing heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.
Secondary prevention involves the early detection and prevention of complications, therefore reducing the need for treatment.
Action taken early in the course of diabetes is more beneficial in terms of quality of life and is more cost-effective, especially if this action can prevent hospitalization.
There is now conclusive evidence that good control of blood glucose levels can substantially reduce the risk of developing complications and slow their progression in all types of diabetes. The management of high blood pressure and raised blood lipids (fats) is equally important.
OPD COSULTANT LIST
|Doctor’s Name||OPD Days||Timings|
|DR. KEDAR PATIL||THU||09 AM TO 10.30 AM|
|BARIATRIC & ADVANCED GI LAPROSCOPIC SURGERY,GI ONCO SURGERY||TUE||09 AM TO 10.30 AM|