Bariatric surgery in Hyderabad

What is Advanced Bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that is designed to help people who are severely overweight or obese to lose weight. The surgery is typically performed on individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35 or higher with related health problems such as diabetes or sleep apnea.

The most common types of bariatric surgery include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch. These procedures work by reducing the size of the stomach, limiting the amount of food that can be consumed, or altering the path of food through the digestive system.

Types of Bariatric Surgeries

There are several types of bariatric surgeries, including:

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass:

This is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery. It involves creating a small stomach pouch and connecting it to the small intestine, bypassing a large portion of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine.

Sleeve Gastrectomy:

Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is a surgical procedure that helps individuals with obesity achieve weight loss and improve their overall health. It involves reducing the size of the stomach by surgically removing a large portion of it, leaving behind a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach.

Adjustable Gastric Banding:

This surgery involves placing a band around the stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch. The band can be adjusted to control the size of the pouch.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS)

This surgery involves removing a large portion of the stomach and connecting the remaining portion to the small intestine. The duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) is also bypassed.

Intragastric Balloon

The intragastric balloon, also known as the gastric balloon or stomach balloon, is a non-surgical procedure designed to aid in weight loss for individuals struggling with obesity. It involves placing a deflated balloon inside the stomach, which is then filled with saline solution to partially fill the stomach and create a feeling of fullness.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

This is a non-surgical, endoscopic procedure that involves placing a suture-delivery device through the mouth and into the stomach to create a smaller stomach.

Who is eligible for bariatric surgery?

Typically, bariatric surgery is recommended for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 or more with one or more obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea.

How much weight can I expect to lose with bariatric surgery?

The amount of weight loss can vary depending on the type of surgery and the individual’s starting weight. On average, patients can expect to lose 50-60% of their excess weight within the first year after surgery.

Are there any risks or complications associated with bariatric surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with bariatric surgery. These can include bleeding, infection, blood clots, and hernias. Additionally, there may be some risks, such as nutrient deficiencies, and it is important to follow the diet and exercise recommendations given by the surgeon and dietitian after the surgery. 

Is bariatric surgery a permanent solution?

Bariatric surgery is not a permanent solution, it is a tool that helps in weight loss. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain the weight loss.

What is the Cost of Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery in Hyderabad?

A weight-loss surgery or bariatric surgery can save the lives of obese patients and ensure their health and well-being. The cost of a weight loss surgery in Hyderabad is INR. 150,000 to INR. 250,000.

Please note that it is essential to meet the bariatric surgeon to know the accurate cost of the surgery. The cost of surgery varies depending on the condition of the patient and several other factors, including the choice of hospital room and facilities. Your expenditure may change according to the GI surgeon’s fees and those of the anesthesiologist and the nursing staff. Additionally, the duration of your hospitalization, medicines, consumables, investigations, etc., have an impact on the overall cost of bariatric surgery.

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery:


  • Significant weight loss: Bariatric surgery can lead to significant and sustained weight loss, which can improve overall health and quality of life.
  • Improved health conditions: Obesity is a risk factor for a number of serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea. Bariatric surgery can improve or even resolve these conditions.
  • Increased longevity: Obesity is associated with a higher risk of death, and bariatric surgery can lead to an increased life expectancy.
  • Improved mobility and physical function: Weight loss can improve mobility and physical function, making it easier to engage in daily activities and exercise.
  • Improved psychological well-being: Obesity can be associated with psychological issues such as depression and low self-esteem. Bariatric surgery can improve mental health and self-esteem.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery refers to a range of surgical procedures performed to help individuals who are severely obese lose weight. These procedures alter the digestive system to limit food intake, promote satiety, or reduce nutrient absorption, leading to significant weight loss.

Will I need to undergo plastic surgery after significant weight loss?

After significant weight loss following bariatric surgery, many individuals may experience excess skin and tissue. Plastic surgery procedures such as body contouring or skin removal surgeries may be considered to address these concerns. It is best to consult with a plastic surgeon to determine the need for such procedures.

Can bariatric surgery be reversed?

While some bariatric procedures can be revised or modified, reversing a surgery entirely is not always possible or advisable. Reversal depends on the specific procedure, the individual's health, and the reasons for reversal. It's important to discuss potential reversibility with a healthcare professional before considering bariatric surgery.

Is bariatric surgery safe?

Bariatric surgery is generally considered safe, but like any surgery, it carries some risks. Complications can include bleeding, infection, blood clots, leaks at surgical connections, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, the overall risk is relatively low, especially when performed by experienced surgeons in specialized centers.

How does bariatric surgery help with weight loss?

Bariatric surgery helps with weight loss through various mechanisms. It reduces the size of the stomach, restricting the amount of food that can be consumed. It may also alter gut hormones, affecting appetite and satiety. Additionally, certain procedures, like gastric bypass, alter the digestion and absorption of food, resulting in reduced calorie intake and malabsorption.

Will I be able to eat normally after bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery alters the capacity and function of the stomach, so individuals will need to make adjustments to their eating habits. Portion sizes will be significantly smaller, and specific dietary guidelines will need to be followed. However, it is still possible to enjoy a wide variety of foods while maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet. Dietary recommendations will be provided by the healthcare team.

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