Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weight Loss Surgery in India

Are you one of those who simply cannot manage to lose weight in spite of following diets and exercising? Then it is high time you give medical science a chance to help you through weight loss surgery. Read about how India is turning into a global health destination for weight loss surgery, also known as obesity surgery or bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Surgery in India


Medical professionals term obesity as a disease. Obesity not only severely affects the self esteem of an individual; research has shown that it can drastically reduce his/her happiness levels. You can blame rising levels obesity on the unhealthy food habits, sedentary lifestyles or whatever.

There has never been a time before in history when we knew better about health and had better access to quality health care services like now. The fact that while many of us are aware of obesity surgery, thanks to internet and media, what prevent most of us from opting for them are their high costs. After all, who would want to risk their entire savings on a bariatric surgery? Not because we don’t want to, but we can’t afford.

This is when quality health care services in India can come to your rescue. India is not just known for its sadhus (saints) and Bollywood, but is also emerging as a global health destination for healthcare services.  Reasons are simple-Quality health care services at par with the best hospitals of developed nations and low costs because of cheap availability of resources.


Type of Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery 

Important bariatric surgeries conducted in India are Lap band, Gastric bypass and  Sleeve gastrectomy.

Gastric bypass is one of the most popular bariatric surgery and is procedure of choice for people with BMI above 40. Gastric Bypass not just makes you feel fuller sooner but also prevents the absorption of calories by the small intestine. This is done by separating the stomach’s small upper part (known as pouch) from its large lower region and then connecting the pouch to a small region of small intestine (the jejunum).  The results of the surgery are marvelous and you can expect to lose more than 80% of your excess weight in about 2 years by following proper dietary and other instructions.

The cost of Gastric Bypass surgery cost starts from 4500 GBP / 7000 USD / 5500 EUROS and requires you to stay in India for 8-10 days.

Gastric bypass surgery in India
How Gastric Bypass works


Sleeve gastrectomy has emerged to be the most popular weight loss surgery procedure among patients and surgeons alike. The results of the surgery are great and you can expect to lose upto 80% of your excess weight in 2 years with proper dietary instructions.  Sleeve gastrectomy involves making a  vertical division of stomach and removing the larger part (85% of stomach which includes the stomach region that produces hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin) resulting in restricting the amount of food ingested and also do not alter the normal functioning of stomach. 

The cost of sleeve gastrectomy in India starts from 3,600 GBP / 5500 USD / 4320 EUROS and would require you to stay for 7-8 days in India.

Gastric sleeve surgery in India
How Gastric Sleeve Surgery works


Lap band surgery aims to reduce your food intake by restricting the stomach’s capacity. This is done through making tiny incisions in the stomach and inserting the lap band across the upper stomach. Lap band is minimally invasive and can be performed in 2-3 hours, require you to stay in India for of 7-8 days and can cost you around 3,600 GBP / 6000 USD / 4710 EUROS. However, Lap band is slowly losing its charm because of various problems associated with it. Constant adjustment of band, repeated visit to the surgeon and not so effective results have proven Lap band to be not a great option.

India is soon turning into an attractive destination for people seeking affordable obesity surgery because of its impeccable track history of successful patients and also its cheap costs compared to what gets charged in developed nations. All of us do have a right to feel ‘at home’ in our bodies and to have high self esteem, which is not affected by the size and shape of our body.  In this most modern technological era most of us simply struggle with body image issues every day. And this in no way is a silly issue. If you are suffering from obesity and associate medical problems, consider undergoing bariatric or weight loss surgery in India.

IndiCure is the most renowned provider of weight loss or Bariatric surgery in India. With hundreds of happy patients from across the globe, we understand your requirements well. To plan your bariatric surgery in India, write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 9818462127 or +91 9320036777 or talk to us at skype@IndiCure.