Bariatric Surgery in Vijayawada
Bariatric Treatment

Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric surgery involves making modifications in a person’s digestive system, including reducing the size of the stomach, to help them lose weight and reduce the risk of various life-threatening diseases associated with obesity, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), stroke and heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and several cancers.

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Why Manipal?

With a highly experienced and proficient team of bariatric specialists, we promise world-class facilities, end-to-end treatment and holistic care to patients under one roof. Our multidisciplinary approach toward patient care and treatment falls in line with our ethos of clinical excellence and patient centricity. With state-of-the-art surgical equipment and advanced real-time imaging technology, our surgeons perform different types of bariatric procedures effectively and efficiently. 

In addition, our team is superbly assisted by modern infrastructure for single-incision and laparoscopic surgeries. We believe each patient is unique and thus, always prescribe personalized treatment plans and post-surgical care, thus fulfilling our commitment towards patient centricity.

Treatment & Procedures

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy…

Sleeve gastrectomy is an hour-long procedure and involves laparoscopy to make several small incisions on the patient’s abdomen. With the help of this procedure, doctors can remove nearly 75% of the patient’s stomach, thus giving it a ‘sleeve’ like appearance. In other words, the procedure helps a person restrict their food intake by limiting the release…

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Mini Gastric Bypass

This procedure is also called one anastomosis gastric bypass and combines gastric sleeve and standard gastric bypass procedures. This procedure is recommended for people with a BMI of 30 and diagnosed with obesity-associated health disorders and BMI greater than 35 along with or without obesity-associated health conditions, such as cancer, hypertension,…

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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is generally recommended for people with BMI greater than 35 and diagnosed with obesity-associated disorders, such as diabetes, sleep apnea and hypertension.

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Revision Bariatric Surgery

This procedure is usually recommended for repairing or altering a previously performed unsuccessful weight-loss surgery. Over the last few years, this procedure has become popular mainly due to the unsatisfactory outcomes – chronic diarrhoea, malabsorption of nutrients, weight gain, and uncontrolled and excessive weight loss – of a previously performed…

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Bariatric Treatment in Vijayawada

Bariatric Surgery procedure is usually recommended to: 

  • People who are obese (metabolic surgery)

  • Young individuals (less than 35 years old) with several health conditions because of obesity

  • People who are not able to conceive because of too much body fat

At Manipal Hospital Vijayawada, we offer:

  • Comprehensive post-surgical care (including rehabilitation and psychological support)

  • Personalized obesity treatment with quick diagnosis

  • Minimally invasive procedures to enable quicker healing

  • Specifically designed equipment and OT tables for optimum patient comfort

Top Bariatric/Weight loss Surgery Hospital in Vijayawada

Facilities & Services

Manipal Hospital is the Bariatric Surgery Hospital in Vijayawada, where our experts perform different types of laparoscopic and robotic bariatric & metabolic surgeries and non-surgical endoscopic treatments.

Robotic Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeries

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: This procedure is performed to remove a significant portion of the stomach, which reduces the size of the stomach by 15%. The stomach then looks like a sleeve or a tube. The open ends of the stomach are attached through surgical staples or sutures.
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: During this procedure, an adjustable silicone ring is placed around the stomach by the surgeon. The procedure is reversible and doesn’t affect the intestine.
  • Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass: Also known as a one-anastomosis gastric bypass (SAGB), this procedure involves the creation of a long gastric tube, which is connected to a small bowel through the single anastomosis. 
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: This procedure involves the formation of a small pouch of the stomach with a stapler. The pouch is then directly connected to the small intestine, thus bypassing the remaining part of the stomach. 
  • Revision Bariatric Surgery: This surgery is performed to repair or correct the problems that are generally associated with the previous bariatric surgery. 
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal switch: This procedure is performed in two steps. The first step involves sleeve gastrectomy, which is performed to remove around 80% of the stomach. During the second step, a major portion of the intestine is bypassed by connecting the stomach to the end point of the intestine.

 

Non-Surgical Endoscopic Treatments

  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: This procedure involves the use of an endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of the stomach.
  • Endoscopic Balloon: During this procedure, a balloon is temporarily placed in the stomach of a patient to reduce its volume.

 

Lifestyle Changes Recommended After Bariatric Surgery

  • Patients are advised to make the following lifestyle changes post a bariatric procedure:
  • Exercise regularly (swimming, jogging, walking and climbing stairs)
  • Reduce the portion size and avoid frequent snacking
  • Eat healthy home-cooked foods
  • Drink plenty of water

 

Who Needs Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric procedures are recommended to:

  • People who are obese (metabolic surgery)
  • Young individuals (less than 35 years old) with various health conditions due to obesity
  • People who are struggling to conceive due to too much body fat

FAQ's

Obese individuals are at far greater risk of dying from obesity-related diseases, including coronary artery disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. A healthy weight for most people is defined as a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9.

Obesity is a complex medical condition that includes abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that poses a risk to health. Obesity is a chronic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in your body. Obesity is often associated with a lower life expectancy and a poor quality of life, including physical limitations, body pain and fatigue. Obesity is a real medical condition that requires medical treatment.

Patients must meet specific criteria before they are considered for bariatric &  Metabolic Surgery. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a gauge to calculate body fat. It is basically a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of the person’s height in metres (kg/m2). A Body Mass Index (BMI) of greater than 35, or a BMI of 30 accompanied by other issues related to health (co-morbidities) are conditions for surgery. These co-morbidities include diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.), metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian disease etc. 

  • A person’s body weight is considered healthy if the BMI is equal to or greater than 19 and less than 25

  • A person with BMI greater than or equal to 22.5 is considered overweight

  • A person with BMI greater than or equal to 27.5 is considered obese

  • A person with BMI greater than or equal to 32.5 is considered to be severely obese

  • A person with a BMI of greater than or equal to 37.5 is considered to be morbidly obese

  • A person with a BMI of greater than or equal to 50 is considered to have extreme obesity

Carrying extra fat leads to serious health consequences, such as cardiovascular disease (mainly heart disease and stroke), type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis and some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon). These conditions cause premature death and substantial disability.

Co-morbidities Associated with Obesity:

  • Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

  • Hypertension

  • Dyslipidemia

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Stroke

  • Sleep Apnoea

  • Gallbladder Disease

  • Hyperuricemia and Gout

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Psychological Problems include depression and certain cancers, such as prostate and colorectal cancer in men and endometrial, breast and gall bladder cancer in women

Individuals affected by severe obesity are resistant to achieving weight loss via conventional therapies, such as consuming fewer calories, increasing exercise and commercial weight-loss programs. Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery is the only effective treatment to combat severe obesity and maintain weight loss in the long term, especially in morbidly obese patients.

People with: 

  • Long-term steroid use

  • Malignant Cancer

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

  • Pregnancy, or non-compliance with medical treatments

  • Psychological treatments that might interfere with post-operative compliance in diet and lifestyle

A person with a BMI of 35 or more with serious obesity-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or severe sleep apnoea or a person with a BMI of 40 or more with less severe health problems, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Choosing an appropriate surgery depends upon your lifestyle, your weight-loss target, co-morbidity, age, eating patterns, risk aversion & environment. Your surgical options are always recommended prior to choosing a procedure.

Compared to the cost of treatment of the co-morbidities associated with obesity, bariatric surgery’s cost is much less. Besides that, bariatric surgery also prevents further damage & degeneration due to obesity-related diseases. Bariatric Surgery is an investment in your health, career and relationships. Surgery can dramatically improve your quality of life, and energy levels and reduce the risk of health issues.

Patients generally only spend 1-2 nights in the hospital and can often return to work one week after surgery. Bariatric Surgery pays high dividends on the time invested. It can improve your health, boost your energy levels and decrease your risk of illness and even death. All of these factors can make you more productive, more than making up for the couple of weeks that you might spend recovering from the surgery.

Nausea generally occurs due to the overfilling of the pouch with too much food. Once the stomach over expands, the person starts feeling uncomfortable and nauseous.  Thus, a bariatric procedure mitigates the risk of nausea and vomiting by reducing the size of the stomach.

Surgery is a powerful tool that can level the playing field in your struggle with weight loss. However, it is not a magical cure. In order to maximise your weight loss, you need to combine surgery with other tools like a strict diet and daily exercise.

Probably. A majority of patients do have excess skin after weight-loss surgery. Patients can eliminate the unwanted skin and re-contour the body. Many other patients do not undergo plastic surgery as they don’t feel that their excess skin is a major problem. You can choose the solution that works best for you.

Gentle exercises like walking, swimming, jogging etc. can be started 2 weeks after surgery while endurance & resistant exercises can be started after 1 month.

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