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- Fabruary 5, 2021
There are certain precautions, life style modifications that need to be done following bariatric surgery. This will not only help you recover faster...
Dr. Kapil Agrawal is one of the best bariatric surgeon in Delhi, India. For best results and best bariatric surgery in India. Obesity is gradually becoming a leading problem all over the world. Many medical conditions like diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, depression, female infertility, and many more are directly associated with obesity. There is a piece of clear evidence that obesity cuts down your life by many years.
When simple activities start becoming tasks, it's time to think seriously about weight loss options.
You will be surprised to know that obesity is not all about over eating and sedentary life style. It is a multifactorial disease and there can be multiple reasons for weight gain without any awareness.
It is always advisable to consult a specialist doctor if you an experiencing constant weight gain.
Overeating and lack of physical inactivity: the most common cause of obesity
Genetics: sometimes obesity tends to run into families due to deficiency of certain hormones involved in fat regulation
Medications: Certain medicines can promote weight gain. These medicines include antidepressants, anticonvulsants, steroids, certain antihypertensives, and antihistamines.
Psychological factors: Some psychological factors like emotional stress, anger, sadness can also lead to weight gain, as people tend to eat more during such conditions.
Diseases: : Certain medical illnesses such as hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, and Cushing's syndrome also contribute to obesity
A thorough and proper evaluation is necessary to decide the best treatment option and hence achieve desirable results
Before we embark upon the treatment for obesity, it is essential to define obesity levels or the severity of obesity.
BMI is the easiest and the globally accepted method to define your obesity levels and know if you have a healthy weight or not.
|16 - 22.5
|22.5 - 27.5
|27.5 - 32.5
|32.5 - 37.5
|37.5 and over
The best treatment option broadly depends upon your weight loss goals as each procedure has got its own limitations of producing the sustainable results.
Published scientific papers report that non-surgical methods rarely resolve severe obesity because they fail to help people maintain weight loss. In fact, more than 95% of people regain the weight they lose within a few years after treatment.
If your target for weight loss is 5-8 kg, it can be achieved with diet, exercise, and behavior modifications or medical weight loss program.
If you wish to achieve a weight loss of 10-15 kg, then intragastric ballooning can be a good option. However, along with that, dietary and behavior modifications are a must to achieve excellent long-term results.
Suppose your target for weight loss is more than 20 kg. In that case, bariatric surgery is the best available option for long-term successful weight loss.
Unfortunately for the majority of obese patients, dieting will produce transient, temporary weight loss.
Obesity can be complicated to treat. When other medically supervised methods have failed, bariatric surgery can offer a great option of long-term weight control for those with clinically severe obesity.
The mechanism of weight loss is entirely different when compared to other modalities. You will be astonished to know that surgery even works at hormonal levels. The hormonal changes cause suppression of appetite and cravings for sweets and junk foods. The hormonal changes in females helps in resolution of polycystic ovarian disease. It increases your insulin levels and thus helps in curing of diabetes.
It is well proven that bariatric surgery results in more significant weight loss than diet and exercise. This weight loss is permanent if the patient adheres to advise of their nutritionist and surgeon.
Significantly, surgery reduces the risk of death due to obesity and obesity-related health problems that diet and exercise cannot achieve.
Bariatric surgery should be considered a treatment option in the following conditions:
About 10 years back, NIH (National Institute of Health) reported that severely obese individuals cannot maintain weight loss achieved by conventional therapies like dieting, exercise, or commercial weight-loss programs. Bariatric or Weight-loss surgery is the only modality which can offer a permanent and effective cure from obesity and obesity related health problems.
The main advantages of bariatric surgery include:
Undoubtedly proved that bariatric (weight-loss) surgery is the only effective treatment for successful long term weight loss in morbidly obese patients.
Bariatric surgery has shown a positive impact on your life span. Studies found up to 90% reduction in mortality throughout a 5-year observation period for individuals who had bariatric surgery when compared to those who did not.
Surgical weight-loss improves overall quality of life. Measures of quality of life that are positively affected by bariatric surgery include physical functions such as mobility, self-esteem, work, social interactions, and sexual function.
Singlehood is significantly reduced, as is unemployment and disability. Furthermore, depression and anxiety are significantly reduced following bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery is considered the most effective treatment for obesity in terms of weight loss and the added advantage of the resolution of obesity-related medical illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, joint pains, and respiratory ailments.
It is performed using the laparoscopic or key-hole technique. The patients are walking around on the same day of surgery
Bariatric surgery consists of surgical procedures that either restrict the amount of food a stomach (reducing the size of the stomach) can hold or the number of calories the body can absorb (rerouting of intestines) or a combination of both.
It also brings hormonal changes in the body, which causes suppression of appetite and cravings for food or sweet things.
Maximizing comfort, accelerating recovery, Minimizing complications
We perform bariatric surgeries using a laparoscopic approach where 3 tiny incisions are created on your abdominal wall of about 1 cm each.
The incisions are created in a manner so that they are hidden inside the belly button or skin creases making it a virtually invisible scar.
We ensure maximum cosmesis and offer single port laparoscopic surgery in selected number of patients.
The patients are discharged within 24-36 hours of surgery.
Our team encompasses some of the best bariatric surgeons in India. We offer a complete spectrum of weight-loss surgeries.
Each surgery has got its indication, benefits, advantages, and some disadvantages. Our detailed and thorough evaluation selects the best procedure based on dietary habits, lifestyle, associated medical illness, and your weight loss goals.
The procedures offered by our team include:
Sleeve gastrectomy is relatively a new technique with satisfying restriction and appetite suppression.Read more
One of the most successful and still considered as the gold standard for bariatric or weight loss surgery.Read more
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Laparoscopic duodenal jejunal bypass or single anastomosis gastric bypass is an upcoming bariatricRead more
The Gabp ring device is an annular restrictive ring placed around the newly surgically createdRead more
Single incision surgery” or “single site surgery” or “single port surgery” is a very exciting new modality.Read more
A non-surgical procedure which helps achieve better portion control by making you feel full after eating less food.Read more
Gastric Sleeve Plication surgery is a relatively new procedure performed by limited number of bariatric surgeons.Read more
Revision bariatric surgery refers to weight loss surgery that is done when patients do not obtain outstandingRead more
Quality is our first concern when it comes to your health and wellness
Our friendly staff is here to answer any questions you may have
Comfort is key to making sure you are happy with the process and outcome
We offer classes to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery
The patients are usually discharged within 24-36 hours of surgery. we perform laparoscopic surgeries with an emphasis on reduced port surgeries making recovery extremely smooth and fast.
The morning after surgery we would expect our patient to walk around relatively comfortably. On discharge from hospital, we recommend increasing activity levels on a daily basis under the constant guidance of our physiotherapists. More active exercise such as at the gym can be introduced one week after surgery, with a gentle reintroduction to aerobic exercise such as light jogging, cycling or swimming. Any exercise involving heavy lifting can be started after one month. Majority of our patients are able to join back their work in weeks’ time.
We take great effort to ensure that even the tiny scars are almost invisible. We place the incisions either in the skin crease or inside the umbilicus so that are almost invisible. We offer single port laparoscopic surgeries in young females so that the scar is completely hidden inside the umbilicus.
The mechanism of Bariatric surgery is not completely confined to food restriction. In fact, there are procedures which hampers the absorption of fats. It means you can eat good amount of food but still the fat won’t be absorbed into your body.
Dr Kapil Agrawal, one of the best bariatric surgeons in India performs all types of weight loss surgeries. After a thorough evaluation and based on your history, dietary patterns and life style he can offer surgeries where you enjoy your food and at the same time lose weight effectively.
On the contrary, when you lose weight, you feel more energetic and enthusiastic. Your stamina increases and so is your confidence. You are able to carry out everyday activities more easily and your body feels light and comfortable.
Bariatric surgery is the only modality which ensures long term results in terms of weight loss provided you don’t cheat yourself. You stick to guidelines advised by surgeon and nutritionists and the results will be long lasting. However, one must ensure that the surgery is conducted in a proper manner and in experienced hands.
We run a set of tests before surgery. If the results are positive, believe us, diabetes will be completely cured within a few days after bariatric surgery. it is well established fact that shorter the duration of diabetes, better are the chances for a complete cure.
There is no doubt that some centers are over priced and some are offering surgeries at throw away prices. you must remember it’s a life transforming decision and you must ensure there is no compromise on quality and post operative services. The hospital services, surgeon experience and expertise, quality of operation theatres and equipment, back up services and post-operative care some of the factors which can determine the cost of surgery.
Weight loss surgery not only increases your sexual drive but also enhances your sexual performance. Your ability to satisfy your partner is significantly increased due to better performance and increased stamina.
The prospects of getting pregnant are tremendously increased after weight loss surgery. it is attributed to better sexual performance, increased sexual drive or libido, resolution or cure of polycystic ovarian disease and cure of hormonal disturbances. International guidelines suggest that patients who are obese should undergo bariatric surgery rather than IVF. It is because weight loss surgery not only cures infertility but also increases the chance of healthy pregnancy. obesity can be harmful to both mother and baby and is associated with many complications during and after pregnancy.
Physical exercise plays a very important role and is as important as diet in maintaining a healthy weight following weight loss surgery.
It is commonly referred to as weight loss surgery and bariatric surgery is often sold as a one-time solution to every health issue-relatedRead more
Dr. Kapil Agrawal did bariatric surgery due to my excessive weight. My age is 45 years, and my weight was 128kg. I used to have severe pain in my knee joint, and my orthopedic surgeon told me that osteoarthritis has already set in because of severe obesity. If I didn't do anything about my weight, the chances are that I might have to undergo knee replacement in the next few years. At this age and weight, knee joint replacement is not advisable because even my new joint will also get damaged soon because of my obesity. I met Dr. Kapil Agrawal, who was one of the top bariatric surgeons. I underwent bariatric surgery and, under his guidance, lost 50 kgs of weight and gained back my life. I feel on top of the world, and I am happy to undergo surgery under the expert hands of Dr. Agrawal. He truly is one of the best bariatric surgeon in India.
I am from Patiala, Punjab, and I am just 28 years old. My weight was 105 kg. Because of this, I was finding it difficult to get married. I did want to undergo bariatric surgery, but I was fearful of the scars and their effect on my pregnancy in the future.
I met Dr. Kapil Agrawal, and I had a very detailed discussion. He assured me of performing reduced port surgery, which will be almost scarless.
He told me that it would even benefit me in the pregnancy. It will help me get rid of PCOS and lose weight will not increase my chances of conception but will make my pregnancy safer for my child and me. I finally underwent weight loss surgery ... invisible scars, lost 40 kgs, got married, and today, I am a mother of 6 months baby. I am thankful to God, who helped me in making the right decision at the right time.
I would like to share my experience with Dr. Kapil Agrawal, who performed weight loss surgery. My weight was 140 kg, and I had severe respiratory problems in the form of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Agrawal, whom I would say as one of the best bariatric surgeon in India, operated on me at Apollo spectra hospital, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.
Being a part of the Apollo Group of Hospitals, the hospital was very neat and clean, the staff was efficient and courteous, and the cost of surgery was very reasonable. The best thing, it was a fixed package with no hidden charges.
I was discharged within 36 hours of surgery, feeling fit and fine, able to walk comfortably. It has been two months of surgery, and I have already lost 22 kg....and many more to go in the coming months. Forgot to mention the best part....I can sleep in a much better manner, no mid-night awakenings, no snoring, and all I can say....splendid job, wonderful feeling.
I am thankful to Dr. Kapil Agrawal and his team. Initially, the bariatric surgery seemed way out of my budget. His team helped me in getting zero percent EMI from one of his tie-up companies in just three days. It helped me in realizing my dream of getting back into my ideal body weight. Many thanks to Dr. Kapil Agrawal and his fantastic team.
I am delighted to inform you that I underwent bariatric surgery under the expertise and care of Dr. Kapil Agrawal. He is one of the finest and most professional bariatric surgeons. I am saying this because he carried out my surgery successfully and provided post-operative care and advice from time to time. He listened to all my concerns and answered them most professionally.
I was terrified to undergo bariatric surgery, but every weight loss option I tried failed miserably. I then happened to meet Dr. Kapil Agrawal, and I weighed 142 kg at that time.
Dr. Kapil Agrawal explained to me in a very detailed manner about the benefits of weight loss surgery, why diet and exercise failed in my case.
He made me talk to a few of his patients, which helped me immensely gain the confidence to undergo surgery. I underwent bariatric surgery at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Kailash Colony, and it was an excellent setup. Being a part of Apollo Group of Hospitals, the facilities, cleanliness was awe-inspiring and that to an affordable and competitive price. Believe me ....and check the prices from his team.
The next day of surgery, I was discharged, and I was amazed at the speed of my recovery.
After six months, I had already lost 48 kg, and the weight loss is still going on. Dr. Kapil Agrawal is indeed one of the best bariatric surgeons in Delhi.
I want to thank Dr. Kapil Agrawal and his team for making extraordinary efforts and helped me getting approval for bariatric surgery through my medical insurance company. It was tough to get medical insurance, but their efforts helped get approval even before my admission. As a result, I was completely relaxed during my admission. I underwent surgery at one of the most premier hospitals in the Delhi NCR region. The recovery was speedy, and the results were fantastic. I must say that no stone was left unturned, and I was thrilled with the overall management of my case. He truly is one of the best bariatric surgeons in India.
Dr Kapil Agrawal is one of the top choices when it comes to bariatric surgery. He along with his team is affiliated to some of the most premiere hospitals which are well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and provides world class infrastructure, at par with the best hospitals in the world.
He offers a complete array of bariatric surgeries including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass and Mini Gastric Bypass
Bariatric surgery is a stretched-out journey and his commitment towards helping patients by providing adequate information, offering individual attention patient and caring about their recovery makes him one of the best bariatric surgeons in Delhi, India.
He and his team provide a safe, honest and stress-free experience by guiding you through a personalized patient care program which offers support before, during and after surgery.
Apollo Spectra Hospital, East of Kailash, New Delhi and Indraprastha Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi.
He and his follows a strict protocol to zero down the right candidates for the surgery who undergo psychological screening, medical screening and nutritional counselling to ensure the best outcomes after the bariatric surgeries.