Bariatric Surgery Articles


Life After Bariatric Surgery

11 January, 2017

Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is an essential process to set tone for a healthy life for obese patients. However it alone cannot benefit the patient since it is not a permanent cure to obesity and good aftercare and lifestyle changes can make sure that the effect is long term. Your post-surgery diet Post-surgery …


Bariatric Surgery: Effective way to lose weight

5 January, 2015

Severe obesity in a person is very difficult to treat, merely with a diet and exercise plan. This chronic condition can lead to serious health problems if not treated effectively. The Bariatric surgery is a restrictive procedure that aims to curb the amount of food that a person intakes. The theory behind this surgery is …


Dr. Rajat Goel, Senior Consultant & In-charge, Bariatric Surgery Department, RG Stone Hospital

6 June, 2014

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Bariatric Surgery: Lose weight instantly

12 March, 2014

What is bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery makes changes to the digestive tract so that food intake is restricted, food is not broken down in the stomach, and/or its absorption in the intestine is constrained. A reduction in a number of nutrients absorbed by the body allows patients to lose weight and counter the various risks posed …


Weight Loss Surgery – Which one should I choose?

28 June, 2016

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, helps an obese patient to lose weight to lower his/her risk to medical issues associated with excess body weight. “Every 10 KG increase, reduces the life span by 3 years” says Dr. Pradeep Chowbey, Vice Chairman of Max Healthcare and Director of Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and …


Weight Loss Surgery FAQ

13 February, 2015

What is weight loss surgery?  Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery is performed on obese people. The size of the stomach is reduced by removing a portion of the stomach. As a result of this surgery, two things happen. The capacity of the small intestines to absorb nutrients is reduced. There is also …


Does Surgery cause Hernia?

11 December, 2014

Hernia is a health condition that occurs in a major portion of the human population today. Almost sixty percent of human beings around us have been suffering from the disease. In the human body, different tissues have different functions and in their place, the tissues, muscles and ligaments are required to perform at their optimum. …


Robotic Surgery FAQ

24 November, 2014

What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic Surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that is robotically assisted.  It is also known as a computer assisted surgery. In this surgery, the doctors take the help of robotic arms that have small tools attached. The surgeon then controls this robotic arm with the help of a computer and performs …


Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System FAQ

24 November, 2014

What is Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System? The Da Vinci robotic surgical system is an automated system that accomplishes all laparoscopy related surgical procedures through the use of a robot with four arms. The system is developed around the fact that technology can be used to add precision, comfort, accuracy and pain-less to minimally invasive surgery. …


Obesity: 3 Major Treatments

24 June, 2014

Obesity is now one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the world. While there are certain treatment and lifestyle modulation options currently available to deal with the problem, conclusive methods to treat and prevent an overweight condition or obesity are still limited. Let’s take a look at some of the more recent …


Treating Obesity in India

7 June, 2014

What is obesity? Being overweight or obese is defined as having an abnormal level of fat accumulation in the body that may impair normal health. Body mass index (BMI) (person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2) is the standard index used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. …


Dr. Rajiv Khanna – Stomach weakness lead to Hernia issues

22 May, 2014

Dr. Rajiv Khanna, Sr. Consultant Gastrointestinal, Minimal Access & Bariatric Surgery, Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, New Delhi talks about Minimal Access Surgery/Pin Hole Surgeries. He elaborates about weakness in stomach leading to Hernia issues & its management through Minimal Access surgery. Read more about gastro on our blog. Hernia is a health condition that occurs …


Obesity: 6 Major Factors & Treatment Options

11 March, 2014

Obesity is a condition that is described by a high degree of body fat in a person, due to which s/he is overweight. Body weight is assessed by a variety of ways but the most commonly used method is body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by height …


BMI: Risks of being underweight & overweight

10 March, 2014

About BMI The Body Mass Index (BMI), or Quetelet Index, is a measure of the human body shape, based on mass and height. To calculate BMI, divide the body mass by the square of his height. The result derived is in units of kg/m2 or lb/in2. BMI calculation is easy and inexpensive. It is one of the best methods for assessment …


October 11: World Obesity Day 2017

11 October, 2017

The World Obesity Day is celebrated on 11th October every year. It is organised by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body which is in official relations with the WHO. The day revolves around raising awareness about obesity as a public health hazard and its serious concerns along with promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Being …


Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Suicidal Disease

22 May, 2017

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that severely affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for carrying sensation from your face to your brain. If a person has TN, even mild movement of the face may trigger a jolt of extreme pain. This facial nerve disorder causes searing, electric-shock-like facial pains, which mostly involves …


Prevent Obesity – Before it Strikes You

18 June, 2014

Whether currently at a healthy weight, overweight, or at risk of becoming obese, everyone can take steps to prevent weight gain from unhealthy habits and health problems. Preventing obesity or unwanted weight gain is similar in action steps to losing weight, and involves changes in lifestyle, like a healthy diet, exercise and a long-term commitment …

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