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Auther : Vidya Jagtap Date : 2021-03-22 09:30:01

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Weight-Loss Surgery FAQ

Considering weight loss surgery? Find FAQs about Bariatric Surgery. You can get Questions and Answers about Weight Loss Surgery. Risks, different types of gastric bypass, stomach stapling surgery, complications, side effects of weight loss surgery, and Much more.

What is endoscopic Bariatric Surgery in India?

As a result of the technological advancement of endoscopic devices and since many studies have shown that most patients do not need the significant weight reduction offered by bariatric surgery, the interest in endoscopic treatment of obese patients is increasing. There are a whole host of endoscopic procedures used as therapies for weight loss.

Endoluminal bariatric weight loss surgery is also gaining popularity with a new generation of endoscopic equipment available, with a reduction in an excess weight loss of up to 40 percent and comorbidity resolution of about 60 percent. Intragastric balloon, primary gastroplasty, and outlet reduction for failed gastric bypass, pouch creation, and end barrier bypass sleeve are some of the available procedures.

Currently, the room is filled with endoscopic procedures and instruments used to treat obesity. In patients who are massively obese before bariatric surgery is considered, there is a role for such devices. Endoscopic duodenojejunal sleeve for diabetes, however, has come as a promising alternative to diabetes surgery.

What's the exact recovery time for a Bariatric surgery?

After bariatric surgery, patients spend an average of two to five days in the hospital, or longer if complications arise. There is typically a shorter hospital stay for patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

What are the pros and cons of Bariatric surgery?

Each form of surgery for weight loss carries its own benefits and potential drawbacks.

Bariatric Surgery Advantages

You should expect to lose 60-70 percent of the excess body weight on average.

96% of health issues associated with obesity are reversed rapidly or fully resolved.


  1. Weight Loss Guaranteed.
  2. Simple weight loss to sustain.
  3. Resolution of Diseases Linked to Obesity.
  4. Improved Life Quality.
  5. Self-esteem increased.
  6. Enhanced social image.
  7. Short stays in hospitals.
  8. The processes are almost painless.



  1. Potential complications peri-operatively or post-operatively.
  2. Depending on the standard of a surgeon, hospital, and the equipment, they are rarely between 1 percent -5 percent.
  3. Expense. This is largely due to the instruments used in surgery. Total cost savings can lead to deaths and misery.
  4. Complications about diet.
  5. The chances are reduced by frequent follow-up visits with the primary doctor.

What’s the purpose to perform endoscopic Bariatric Surgery in India

Bariatric surgery is performed to help you lose extra weight and reduce the risk of weight-related health issues that are potentially life-threatening, including:

The disease of the heart and stroke

Blood Pressure High

Non-alcoholic liver fat disease or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NAFLD) (NASH)

Apnea for sleep

Diabetes Type 2

At India's finest hospitals, laparoscopic bariatric surgery is cost-effective.

Hospitals strictly adhere to international laparoscopic bariatric surgery guidelines. Hospitals have surgical teams that are headed by India's best laparoscopic surgeons. 

In all sorts of laparoscopic obesity procedures, the surgeons at these hospitals are highly trained and have experience.

Compared to other nations, the cost of laparoscopic barium surgery is much lower. 

In India, planning laparoscopic bariatric surgery is a simple and clutter-free operation.

What are the things to look into before selecting a Bariatric surgeon?

Choosing the right bariatric surgeon remains very important as he is the one by your side through the life-changing event and should be well qualified, affordable, safe, and trusted.

Choose a hospital and surgeon who are affiliated with your insurance company for the ease of cashless facility and also to avoid reimbursement and claim issues.

Choose the hospital within your convenience and reach. Discuss your case with your doctor over teleconsultation. Decide over the choice of surgery that has to be performed. Check for the doctor’s specialization in that specific type of surgery.

Check for the facilities, staff, and resources offered by the hospital. 

How long does Bariatric Surgery take?

It is possible to perform gastric banding (LAP-BAND) and sleeve Gastrostomy in 1-2 hours, while the gastric bypass is normally achieved in 2-3 hours. After that, around 10-15 days of hospitalization may be required depending on the case

How safe is laser Bariatric Surgery?

The best candidates for these laser treatments are near Their ideal weight, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. They are individuals who are incapable of losing stubborn Pockets of fat through a balanced diet and daily exercise.

Also, these treatment costs around 1,000-1500$ per small treatment per area. People who are obese or have a BMI greater than 35 would not be ideal candidates for this procedure.

How long will it take to walk normally after Bariatric Surgery?

It takes 2-3days post-surgery except for some complications to walk normally after bariatric surgery. The patient can get discharged within 10-15 days after surgery.

Is Bariatric Surgery neurosurgery?

No, bariatric surgery is not neurosurgery. bariatric surgery is performed to reduce weight in patients who are morbidly obese. Bariatric surgery helps to reduce the food retained in the stomach and also in combination with the reduction of food absorption in the stomach.

Is India the best place for a Bariatric Surgery treatment? Why?

Yes, for the past few decades India is one of the leading choices of international patients for bariatric surgery. Due to the affordable cost of bariatric surgery in India, medical tourism in India is flourishing. In India, bariatric surgery costs only $6000-$8000, while in the U.S. it costs $15,000-20,000. This is why, for patients from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Europe, India has become the center for bariatric surgery.

Doctor proficiency, infrastructure and good success rate in India the patients from middle eastern countries and Africa prefer India for bariatric surgery. Unlike other countries, India has no waiting time, which is 6 months to 2 years in some countries.

Where can I find Bariatric Surgery procedure data?

There are different types of bariatric surgeries- malabsorptive, restrictive, or a mixture of both. Malabsorptive approaches are rarely practiced today, such as jejunoileal bypass and biliopancreatic bypass.

Malabsorptive- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch includes 2 parts in surgery. first is the removal of a large portion of the stomach which leads to less intake of food and in the second part, the end portion of the intestine is connected to the duodenum near the stomach bypassing the intestine, which leads to less absorption.

Restrictive procedures – some types include sleeve gastrectomy, vertical-banded gastroplasty (VBG), and adjustable gastric banding (AGB).

Sleeve gastrectomy – here, the large portion of the stomach is removed leaving behind a long tube-like structure. This portion cannot hold a large amount of food and results in making you feel fuller.

Mixture- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a combination of gastric restriction and bypass of a small segment of the small intestine. Here, the amount of food one can eat in one sitting is redirected as a result reducing the absorption. Food bypasses the large part of the stomach and also the first section of the small intestine and directly enters the middle part of the small intestine.

Relative technical simplicity and low complication rates are attributed to the GS procedure, which often correlates with substantial comorbidity changes and equivalent weight loss to other more complex bariatric procedures.

Under general anesthesia using a laparoscope small 3-5 incisions are made of 1-2 cm on the abdomen. This surgery is called keyhole surgery and causes less pain, good recovery, and early discharge. The patient can resume work within 10-15 days.

Additional data for bariatric surgery can be found on the hospital websites and also health awareness websites.

Is Bariatric Surgery the solution for a severe backache?

Yes, in the case of obese people losing those extra pounds may prove a good solution for treating severe backache. Nearly every organ in the body is strained by unhealthy weight, so it is no surprise that it often raises the risk of back pain, joint pain, and muscle strain. The lower back is especially vulnerable to the pressure associated with weight. 

That weight pulls your pelvis forward when your body carries extra weight, particularly around the midsection. Any extra pound adds pressure to the ligaments and back muscles. The spine can become tilted over time and develop an unnatural curvature. Studies have shown that obesity is more than a mechanical joint stressor: excess body fat often generates chemicals that lead to joint injury. An unhealthy weight over a long period of time may result in the risk of degenerative disc disease, sciatica, ruptured/slipped discs, pinched nerves, and piriformis syndrome, pain, and irritation of the sciatic nerve, arthritis of the spine, development of osteoarthritis, and musculoskeletal injury.

Maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight will help to relieve or eliminate back problems and can minimize tension on other joints. Your back will make a huge difference by decreasing only a few pounds. You remove 16 pounds of pressure from your spine for every four pounds you lose. 


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