India is in the third position in the list of most obese countries in the world, and many factors contribute to obesity. However, bariatric surgery is common in India and is a weight loss surgery that offers patients a new life. However, there are many myths linked with this surgery which are listed below:
All overweight people need bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is a surgical process performed to help people to lose 50 percent of their total excess weight within six months. Not everyone is a candidate for this surgery; some right candidates are:
People with a BMI above 40 and those who cannot lose weight in spite of diet control and exercise.
People with above 35 BMI and those who have serious health problems like arthritis, hypertension, and sleep apnea.
All bariatric surgery are similar
No, all are not the same as it depends upon the patient’s profile and surgeon. This surgery is for those who have failed attempts to lose weight after diet control and exercise.
Bariatric surgery is elective surgery
Yes, it is and also has risks involved with it like any other surgery. People with high BMI or health issues are more at risk as it can lead to kidney disease, heart stroke, and more.
After the surgery, you can eat everything that you want
This surgery is not magic, as it needs a change in lifestyle after it. Before surgery, your obesity surgeon will introduce you to a nutritionist to help you out after surgery.
List of best Obesity surgeons in India
- Ramamoorthy N
Having 45 years of experience and offer treatments counting provided by him are Laparoscopic Sleeve Resection, Endoscopic SurgeryTonsillitis Treatment, Colonoscopy, and Gall Bladder Stone Treatment.
- Vinod Kumar Nigam
He has 42 years of experience in Laparoscopic and General Surgery. His specialization includes Inguinal Hernias, Incisional (Ventral) hernia, Umbilical hernia, Hernias, Gallbladder stones (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy), Haemorrhoids (Piles) using Stapler (Stapler Haemorrhoidectomy), Breast diseases (Cancer as well as noncancerous tumors,Pilonidal sinus, Appendicitis (Laparoscopic Appendicectomy), etc.
- Pandiaraj R A
He has 30 years of experience and specializes in general surgery, thyroid surgery, laparoscopy, surgical gastroenterology, & trauma surgery.he is a proud member of Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) as well as Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) and also has several International & National publications to his credit.
- Deep Goel
He has 21 years of experience and has been invited as a teaching faculty for live-workshops, seminars, nationally and internationally. He also trained surgeons in abdominal surgeries and was also involved in teaching National Board Fellows and Nurses both nationally and internationally. His specializations include general laparoscopic surgery, Gastrectomy in case of cancer, Minimal Invasive Abdominal Cancer Surgery, and Gastrectomy in case of cancer.
- Prithviraj T
He has 26 years of experience and received many prestigious awards counting Dr.C. Raghavachari Award for General Surgery for the year 1989and Dr. Edmund Lerede Chalke Memorial prize for proficiency in General surgery for the year 1989 to 1990.
- Raghunath K J
He has 27 years of experience and expertise in endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve Resection, Gallbladder (Biliary) Stone Treatment, etc. He is also a proud member of the General Medicine Council as well as the Tamil Nadu Medical Council.
- Muffazal Lakdawala
He has 22 years of experience and is well known to perform Bariatric Surgery on Eman Ahmed, the heaviest women in the world.he is one of the best Obesity & Bariatric surgeons in India and only one who has demonstrated live surgery in almost every Asian country.
- Ajay Kumar Kriplani
He has 33 years of experience and is one of the most respected surgeons in the field of laparoscopic as well as gastrointestinal surgery in India. He was the first surgeon to do laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, and laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy for renal transplant in India.he also introduce laparoscopic surgery in India & take it to next advanced levels.
- Arun Prasad
He has 29 years of experience devised his own technique for Laparoscopic Hernia repair e and has done more than 7000 laparoscopic operations at such a young age and performed the first Laparoscopic operation of Gall Bladder fistula with the large intestine which too is recognized worldwide. His specialization includes Robotic and Laparoscopic Gastric bypass and Laparoscopic Gastric banding for Morbid Obesity.
India has many best obesity surgeons to help you out.