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Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Surgery By Dr Pradeep Jain

Morbid Obesity Treatment by Dr Pradeep Jain Director, Dept of Lap GI, GI Onco, HPB, Bariatric Minimal Access Surgery Fortis Hospital Shalimar, Bagh Delhi -

Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Surgery The term "Morbid" is defined in the Concise Oxford Dictionary as " abnormal , caused by a mental disorder.." Morbid obesity is the result of excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the standards of the skeleton and physical standards.

Research has shown that in many cases an important cause of morbid obesity is genetic - you inherit the tendency to gain weight.The combination of a genetic predisposition to weight gain and heavy consumption of processed foods and easily accessible has led to the obesity epidemic in North America and around the world .

Morbid obesity damages the body because of its adverse mechanical , metabolic and physiological properties of normal bodily functions .These "co -morbidities" affect nearly every organ in the body in some way .

List of factors that contribute to the development of Morbid Obesity :

Genetic predisposition to be obese .
Easy access to processed foods in abundance and the inability or lack of desire for physical activity.
Psychosocial problems, such as an abused child who will rush on food for her depression caused by bearing the taunts.
Eating disorders.
Metabolic disorders.

Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Obesity Treatment Options By Dr Pradeep Jain -

Most non-surgical weight loss programs are based on a combination of diet, behavior modification, and regular exercise. However, published scientific papers report that these methods do not help resolve morbid 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.


Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass By Dr Pradeep Jain -

This procedure reduces the size of the stomach thus reducing the amount of food one can eat at a time. It also alters the digestion by absorbing less of the food eaten. It causes intolerance to food that has concentrated sugars. Average hospital stay is two nights and average weight loss is 85% of excess body weight.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy By Dr Pradeep Jain -

It reduces the size of the stomach so that it takes the shape of a sleeve, thereby restricting the amount of food that one can eat at a time. This procedure reduces hunger and makes one feel full quickly, thus helping to lose weight. Average hospital stay is two nights and average weight loss is 75% of excess body weight.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding By Dr Pradeep Jain -

weight lose dite In this procedure, a soft band lined with an adjustable balloon on the inside is placed around the stomach so that it takes the shaped of an hour glass. It reduces hunger and restricts the amount of food that one can eat at a time, thus helping to lose weight. Success of this procedure depends on proper adjustment of the balloon and restricting high calorie liquids. The average hospital stay in one night and the average weight loss is 55-60% of excess body weight.

Result :

The results of bariatric surgery are great. The average weight loss is 55% to 85% depending on the procedure. There is an improvement or remission of diabetes in over 90%, high blood pressure in over 80%, sleep apnea in over 75%, and significant reduction in the rates of heart attack, stroke and cancer.

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