Obesity has become a health concern globally. World Health Organization has estimated that by 2015, the number of people with obesity will reach by 700 million. Owing to sedentary lifestyle and junk food habits found among youth and children, more and more people are on the verge of becoming obese.
Weight Loss Surgery is the permanent solution to treat obesity. For those who have been following strict diet plans, health regimes or exercises, weight loss surgery is an effectively way to lose weight.
Weight Loss surgery works in two ways mal-absorption or restriction. Following are the most popular weight loss surgery options:
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band surgery This is a least invasive procedure in which a small gastric pouch is created by gastric band. The procedure helps in limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and slows down the emptying process from stomach into intestines. The surgery thus makes one feel full sooner and longer because of the small pouch created by the surgery.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery The surgery works by creating a small pouch with surgical staples or plastic band at the top of the stomach. The stomach is then connected to the middle portion of small intestine enabling food to bypass small intestines. This procedure allows less calories to be absorbed and thus leads to effective weight loss.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy The surgery removes the left side of stomach such that the new stomach is roughly the size and shape of banana. Sleeve Gastrectomy decreases the hunger and thus decreases the consumption of food.
Intra-Gastric Ballooning The procedure involves filling up of a large part of stomach with an intra-gastric balloon. This decreases the capacity of stomach which leads to an effective weight loss. The surgery is indicated for extremely obese patients with BMI 50 or above.
Benefits and Risks of Weight Loss Surgery
The benefits of bariatric surgery are long lasting and the effects are readily visible within the first year of the surgery. For instance, with Lap band surgery, one can expect to lose 1-1/2 to 2 pounds per week and over 50% of excess weight during the first year of the surgery. Similarly, intra-gastric ballooning helps in reducing 50% or more body weight. Sleeve Gastrectomy helps in reducing 50 to 80% of excess body weight over a period of 6-12 months and gastric band surgery can make one loose over 70-80% of extra weight.
The risks involved with weight loss surgery are less likely to occur in most of the cases. Yet, some of the risks involved with surgery are nausea, hanging off the skin if excess fat is removed or constipation in some of the cases.
Weight loss surgery is now available at best weight loss centers and clinics in India at affordable prices. Owing to the high prices of gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery in USA,UK, Canada, New Zealand and many European countries, many a medical tourists from west are now heading to India for cheap weight loss surgery. For instance, cost of Lap Band Surgery in USA is approximately $ 20,000 and even the reduced price of lap band surgery in UK is as much as £4,995 to £5,000 or $ 30,000. In Canada, the same costs approximately $16,000, about $ 17,000 in Australia and approximately $ 13,000 to $ 15,000 in New Zealand. However, the cost of lap band in India is approximately $ 6800. Likewise, sleeve gastrectomy in UK costs about £12,000, the average cost of the surgery in USA is about $ 20,000 and about $ 11,500 in Belgium, the cost of gastric sleeve in India is as less as 6500 USD. Thus one has to pay less than a third of what one would pay for gastric lap band or sleeve gastrectomy in the West.
Besides low cost of bariatric surgery in India, weight loss surgery is being performed by best bariatric surgeons consistently delivering great results. The bariatric surgeons in India are internationally accredited and board certified. One can easily avail obesity surgery in India with through a medical tourism company.
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