Obesity cannot be brushed aside as a cosmetic predicament. In fact, it is a medical condition with serious health consequences. It is actually a chronic disease involving the accumulation of excess body fat, which increases the risk of medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure (Hypertension), Obstructive Sleep Apnea and others, and shortens your lifespan.
Luckily, obesity can be treated with a multidisciplinary approach involving a team of dedicated weight management experts. By concentrating on key areas and causes, our team can make sure successful and sustainable weight loss.
We at Manipal Hospitals offer bariatric procedures to obese patients. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery and follow-up care after surgery including support groups, dietitian services, and continuing education. We consider bariatric surgery a tool to help you live a healthier, longer life.
There are many causes that may contribute to weight gain and lead to obesity. Hence, only a multidisciplinary approach can identify the different factors and engage a program that leads to a necessary reduction in weight.
You can lose weight as long as you eat healthily and maintain it.
Our physicians will conduct a thorough health assessment to check for possible underlying causes of obesity and prescribe suitable medical treatment.
Individuals with a BMI greater than 32.5 with diseases and BMI >37.5 are advised to consider surgery for obesity (also referred to as Bariatric Surgery when all other treatment options have been unsuccessful. Surgery enables you to successfully lose weight and treat obesity-related diseases. It also helps to sustain your weight loss for years, thus improving the overall quality of life.
Post Surgery Care
We will be having regular support meetings where operated patients will meet the preoperative patients and will help each other towards a common goal- Healthy Life Style.