Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery in India

Bariatric Surgery

Obesity and its complications

Obesity is gradually becoming a leading problem all over the world. A lot of medical conditions like diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, depression, female infertility and many more have a direct association with obesity. There is a clear evidence that obesity cuts down your life by many years.

When simple activities start becoming task…it time to think seriously about weight loss options.

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Our Team

Our team consists of two specialist surgeons, one assistant surgeon, clinical nutritionist or dietician backed by a great team of clinicians across all specialties to take complete care of obesity related health problems.
We are performing bariatric surgeries at Indraprastha Apollo hospital, Sarita Vihar, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Kailash Colony and Karol Bagh and Max Hospital, Vaishali.
You will be cared by our team of highly experienced health professionals. Our patients experience best results because of carefully tailored education and after care for months to come.

How to define obesity levels

The global method of calculating your obesity levels is BODY MASS INDEX. It is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. A high BMI can be a sign of too much fat on the body whereas low BMI is an indicator of very less fat on the body.

BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight by the square of their height

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The result can be interpreted as follows:

The Indication for BMI Range
CategoryBMI Range
Normal Size 16.5 to 22.4
Overweight22.5 to 27.4
Class I, Obesity27.5 to 32.4
Class II, Serious Obesity32.5 to 37.4
Class III, Severe Obesity37.5 and greater

BMI is just one indicator to decide your obesity levels and the risk of potential health problems associated with it. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute guidelines recommend to look at waist circumference especially for Asian population which are more prone to Truncal Obesity or Pot belly obesity.

Waist circumference more than 90cm in males and 80 cm in females are considered obese even if BMI is low.
Why Bariatric Surgery

Unfortunately for majority of obese patients, dieting will produce transient, temporary weight loss.

International guidelines suggest that patients can maintain a weight loss of 10-12 kg only over a period of five years. Trials have shown that bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss than diet and exercise. This weight loss is permanent if patient adheres to advice of their nutritionist and surgeon.

Importantly, surgery reduces the risk of death due to obesity and obesity related health problems which is not achieved with diet and exercise.

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Understanding bariatric surgery

Some weight loss surgeries work by decreasing the size of stomach (restrictive) so that it reduces the quantity of food that can be eaten at one time.

Some weight loss procedures alter digestion by causing food to be poorly digested and incompletely absorbed (malabsorptive). It does by reducing the length of intestine the food travels.

Most of the best weight loss procedures offer a combination of both restriction and malabsorption.

In addition, bariatric surgeries produce hormonal changes which reduces our appetite, craving for sweet foods and increases the secretion of insulin causing resolution or marked improvement in diabetes.

Am I Candidate for Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery should be considered if you:

Are unable to achieve a healthy body weight even after supervised medical weight loss program

Have a BMI of more than 37.5 (calculate your BMI here)

Have a BMI of more than 32.5 but effected by obesity related health problems like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Respiratory Problems like asthma, OSA, excessive snoring, Joint Problems like osteoarthritis and even when obesity starts affecting your day to day activities.

In children/ adolescents,

BMI of >40 with one obesity related health problems

Unable to achieve ideal weight after a supervised 6 months medical weight loss program.

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Our team offers a comprehensive range of weight loss procedures and surgeries. There are many bariatric surgical procedures, but each surgery has its own indication, advantages and disadvantages. We can help you choose the most desirable option for you.

Whilst it is important for you to research about what is available, it is vital to speak to a specialist weight loss surgeon before coming to a decision, to ensure that your choice delivers the best outcome for you.

Type of Bariatric Surgeries

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is relatively a new technique with satisfying restriction and appetite suppression.

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Gastric Bypass

One of the most successful and still considered as the gold standard for bariatric or weight loss surgery.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

It is a similar type of surgery as gastric bypass having both restrictive and malabsorptive component.

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Duodenal Jejunal Bypass

Laparoscopic duodenal jejunal bypass or single anastomosis gastric bypass is an upcoming bariatric

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Banded Bariatric Surgery

The Gabp ring device is an annular restrictive ring placed around the newly surgically created

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Single Port Bariatric Surgery

Single incision surgery” or “single site surgery” or “single port surgery” is a very exciting new modality.

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Endoscopic Intra Gastric Balloon

A non-surgical procedure which helps achieve better portion control by making you feel full after eating less food.

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Gastric Plication Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Plication surgery is a relatively new procedure performed by limited number of bariatric surgeons.

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Revision Bariatric Surgery

Revision bariatric surgery refers to weight loss surgery that is done when patients do not obtain outstanding

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Why Choose Us

Dr.Kapil Agrawal is one of the leading and best bariatric surgeon in Delhi, India. He was trained by leading bariatric center in London, U.K. and he has performed more than 3000 laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries with excellent results.


The patients are discharged with 36-48 hours of surgery. The recovery is very fast and patient can go home once they are comfortable and are able to drink and digest well.