We are doing Bariatric / Metabolic / Weight Loss Surgery also known as Weight Loss Surgery at Jammu Hospital in Jalandhar, Punjab, India with advanced facilities & equipments.
Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery is considered as a treatment option for patients with a BMI of 27.5 kg/m2 for asian population with comorbidities or 30 kg/m2 without comorbidities or greater who instituted but failed the exercise and diet program (with or without adjunctive drug therapy) or for people who are suffering from Morbid Obesity and want to go for weight loss and also who are present with obesity-related comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and obstructive sleep apnea.
According to the recent statement released by International Diabetic Federation (IDF) and American Heart Association (AHA) and American Association of Clinical Endocrirologists any ASIAN at BMI-27.5 with comorbities like Diabetes or BMI of 30 without cormobities can undergo Bariatric Surgery for their Morbid Obesity.
What is Obesity or Morbid Obesity?
Obesity is considered a health "condition". A person is considered "obese" when he or she weighs 20% or more than his or her ideal body weight. At that point, the person's weight poses a real health risk. Obesity becomes "morbid" when it significantly increases the risk of one or more obesity related health conditions or serious diseases. Morbid obesity, sometimes called "clinically severe obesity" is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
What is BMI?
Body Mass Index is a simple and widely used method for estimating body fat mass.
BMI = Weight (in Kgs)/Height2 (in metres)
The BMI of an Asian person who is :
• Average Built = 18 - 23
• Overweight = 23 - 27.5
• Obese = 27.5 - 37.5
• Morbidly Obese = >37.5
How does obesity differ from overweight?
- A person may appear fat, but may not be clincally obese. An overweight person has a BMI of 23-27.5. An obese person is one whose BMI exceeds 27.5.
- The body mechanisms of obese biologically set in such a manner that the patients gain weight easily.
- Even small amounts of weight loss are difficult to achieve and very difficult to sustain in patients of clinical obesity.
How to calculate Normal Weight?
Weight = Height (in cms) - 100
eg. 176cm - 100 = 76 K.g
What is treatment for Morbid Obesity?
Non-Surgical Weight Loss Programs rely on a combination of diet, exercise and behaviour modification. Unfortunately, only 5% people achieve long-term success. 90% of all weight loss participants regain their weight within one yea. And it is even more difficult for morbidly year. And it is even more difficult for morbidly obese patients. Whereas in Surgical Treatments the only best available option is Bariatric Surgery.
What is Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery ?
Bariatric Surgery is also known as Weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery or Metabolic Surgery. It refers to the various surgical procedures performed to treat obesity by modifications of the gastrointestinal tract to reduce nutrient intake and absorption. The term doesn't include procedures for surgical removal of body fat.