Bariatric Surgical Procedures
Long considered a lifestyle disorder, Obesity is increasingly becoming a health concern for India, one that predisposes patients to many life threatening disorders.
While it requires surgical intervention for morbid cases, Obesity and its health implications are largely misunderstood. As an association of bariatric surgeons in India, OSSI aims to create & disseminate information on Obesity to educate & help not only the morbidly obese but also readers who may wish to learn more about this medical condition.
Our blog aims to facilitate knowledge & experience sharing on surgical treatments, new techniques and research for the advancement of bariatric treatments in India, with each article thoughtfully contributed.
We live in an “obesogenic” environment that promotes a sedentary lifestyle, weight gain, high caloric intake, increased BMI and fat mass.
Several guidelines have recommended bariatric surgery for adults with BMI ≥40 kg/m2 or ≥35 kg/m2 with obesity-related co-morbidities such as systemic hypertension, type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea that are difficult to control with lifestyle and pharmacotherapy. Several bariatric procedures are available and no guidelines suggest a given procedure to be more appropriate than the other.