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Bariatric Surgery is a Weight Loss Surgery which is performed on the stomach and/or intestines to help people suffering from obesity or overweight to loose weight.

Objectives of Bariatric Surgery

  • To achieve a healthy weight
  • To maintain that healthy weight

Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem and is a rising medical problem. Obesity raises concern because of its implications for the health. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions too.

Major Obesity Risks

  • Type 2 diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus)
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high cholesterol)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and Gallbladder disease
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infertility
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Problem
  • Mental disorders

The first-line treatments of obesity and overweight include diet, excercise, behaviour therapy, and anti-obesity drugs. But for severe obesity this has limited success and success for long term is very poor. Weight loss surgeries like bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss than these conventional treatments. Weight loss surgery can improve the quality of life and bring improvement in obesity related diseases (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, etc).

How Bariatric Surgery works?

The portion of stomach which secretes Gherlin (hormone which increases appetite & cholesterol) and acid in excess is removed. This leads to reduction in food intake and also alteration in hormonal milieu which leads to usages of stored fat for caloric requirement. Thus, by natural way, weight gets reduced and in a few months time, major portion of excess weight is lost. There is no need for taking medicines continuously and the weight loss will be sustained. Studies show this as the best method to control Diabetes, High cholesterol, and Snoring.

About Doctor

Dr. R. Padmakumar is a Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon. He is renowned for new and improved treatment techniques, hailed as a leading Obesity Surgeon in India & Gulf Countries. He has the unique distinction of being an expert Bariatric Surgeon who is highly skilled in endoscopic thyroidectomy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopic colorectal and hernia surgeries.

KIMS Hospital, Cochin

KIMS Hospital, Cochin is a multi-specialty hospital, started with the objective of providing world-class healthcare services and specialized medical facilities at affordable costs. The Team at KIMS is highly qualified, well experienced senior consultants who are ably supported by high caliber nursing professionals and paramedical staff. With the focus on delivering most modern healthcare services, KIMS healthcare professionals are provided with advanced technologies and equipments to improve quality and patient comfort.