Bariatric Surgery is now a proven and well-established modality of definitive weight loss and the Centre for Bariatric Surgery at Continental Hospitals, is one of the finest facilities in India for bariatric surgery. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-class surgical protocols, and the best bariatric surgery team, we deliver excellent patient outcomes alongside the best patient experiences.
Endowed with a suite of ultra-modern, robotic surgical suites, and a compassionate team of nurses, Continental Hospitals’ Centre for Bariatric Surgery is your first-choice destination for all first-time and revision bariatric surgeries in India.
At Continental Hospitals, we take a collaborative approach to weight loss and seek to bring about a holistic change in patients’ lifestyles to ensure lasting results. A multidisciplinary team, consisting of surgeons, dieticians, physiotherapists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, sleep specialists, and others make us one the most comprehensive bariatric, weight-loss programs in India
Bariatric surgery is not a one-size-fits-all solution and is considered a last resort after other weight-loss methods have failed. To be eligible for bariatric surgery, individuals typically need to meet certain criteria:
Body Mass Index (BMI): Generally, a BMI of 40 or more is considered the primary criterion. However, some individuals with a BMI of 35 or higher and a weight-related health condition like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, or severe joint pain may also be considered.
Co-morbidities: The presence of weight-related health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, severe fatty liver disease, or severe joint pain can strengthen the case for bariatric surgery.
Failed weight-loss attempts: Demonstrating documented attempts at losing weight through lifestyle modifications and medical management for at least 6 months is usually required.
Psychological evaluation: A mental health assessment ensures the individual understands the surgery's risks and is prepared for the significant lifestyle changes required post-surgery.
There are several types of bariatric surgery, each with its mechanism for achieving weight loss:
Gastric Bypass: This procedure reroutes the digestive system, creating a small pouch from the stomach that connects directly to the small intestine. This limits food intake and reduces nutrient absorption.
Gastric Banding: An adjustable band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a smaller pouch that restricts food intake and promotes early satiety.
Sleeve Gastrectomy: This procedure involves surgically removing a large portion of the stomach, resulting in a banana-shaped sleeve. This reduces the stomach's capacity and alters gut hormones, leading to decreased appetite and increased satiety.
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS): This complex surgery combines elements of gastric bypass and malabsorption. It reroutes the digestive system to bypass portions of the stomach and small intestine, significantly limiting nutrient absorption.
Bariatric surgery can offer significant benefits for individuals struggling with severe obesity and related health issues:
Effective and sustained weight loss: Bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective long-term weight-loss intervention, leading to significant weight reduction and improved body composition.
Improved quality of life: Weight loss can significantly improve physical health, and mobility, and reduce pain. It can also enhance energy levels, sleep quality, and overall well-being.
Management of co-morbidities: Bariatric surgery can effectively manage or even reverse weight-related health conditions like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease.
Enhanced self-image and confidence: Weight loss can significantly improve self-esteem, confidence, and social interactions.
Following bariatric surgery, long-term success depends on significant lifestyle changes and commitment from the patient:
Dietary adherence: Following a specific post-surgical diet plan is crucial, focusing on nutrient-rich, low-calorie foods and proper portion control.
Regular exercise: Incorporating daily physical activity, starting with gentle exercises and gradually progressing, is essential for maintaining weight loss and overall health.
Supplementation: Taking prescribed vitamins and minerals is often necessary to ensure adequate nutrient absorption after surgery.
Behavioral changes: Developing healthy eating habits, managing stress, and addressing emotional triggers for unhealthy eating are crucial for long-term success.
Regular follow-up: Attending regular appointments with the bariatric team for monitoring, support, and addressing any concerns is essential.
Bariatric Surgeries offer a transformational and life-changing opportunity for individuals – not just to lose weight but also to overcome various other health challenges. From physiological to psychological, bariatric surgery and subsequent weight-loss can improve the quality of your life, and help reduce the risk of developing other illnesses.
However, it is important to undergo the procedure at a specialist center with an experienced, and multidisciplinary team with proven results and a holistic approach. So get in touch with us, and we promise the best results and assured outcomes.