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Obesity Surgery in India at Affordable Cost

Plan your Obesity Surgery in India with Forerunners Healthcare Consultants

Obesity is an epidemic spreading like wildfire engulfing almost everyone once coming in grip. It is very important to get a grip over the increasing obesity cases naturally, and if not succeeding, find the right surgeons to treat medically. Forerunners Healthcare Consultants have associated with the top bariatric surgeons in India providing supreme treatment.

  1. Primary services : Patients are assisted with arranging medical visa, accommodation for self and family, meals, appointment with surgeon, transport service to and fro airport.
  2. Excellent care : Forerunners Healthcare Consultants has ties with the best surgeons and doctors, an important factor in treating any medical condition home or abroad.
  3. Professionals : The benefit of Obesity Surgery in India under Forerunners Healthcare Consultants ensures utmost care to maintain ethics in meeting patient's need.
  4. Cost-friendly : What is the best bariatric surgery cost in India? You shall not be expending too much on health, you can use the money on a comfy and cozy getaway.
  5. Other vital facilities : We also take care of quick visa letter, health diet as advised by your attending surgeon, to and fro airport travel, vacation tour, etc.

International Patient Experience

Ms. Kirsty, UK
Obesity Surgery

Myself Kirsty Williamson from UK. I was morbidly obese and my doctor recommended Gastric Bypass surgery but I couldn't have afforded it. Then I came to know about Dr Dheeraj Bojwani, CEO of Forerunners Healthcare Consultants that provides best medical treatments at affordable rates. I contacted him are after completing the process, came to Bangalore, India for the surgery. The doctors and hospitals were avant garde and my treatment is successful. They also arranged for me a two-day trip to beautiful Mysore. I sincerely Forerunners team and the doctors.

Overview :

Obesity today ranks as a significant health challenge and studies show obesity to be a major cause of preventable mortality. Obesity, perhaps in the next 25 years will become the biggest financial drain on one's family and country along with other associated life style disorders like Diabetes and Hypertension to name a few. Obesity refers to a spectrum of problems of excess weight ranging from being mildly overweight to being morbidly obese. Patients with morbid obesity do not tend to respond to medical means of weight loss.

What is Obesity?

Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality.

What causes Obesity?

What is Obesity Surgery?

Obesity surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device (gastric banding) or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery). Long-term studies show the procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduction in mortality of 23% from 40%.

What are types of Obesity Surgery?

There are several types of obesity surgery which fall into one of the following three categories:

Restrictive: This is the term given to a set of procedures which cause a physical reduction of the stomach volume. At present there are three procedures although one of them - Vertical Banded Gastroplasty is no longer recommended due to a high rate of side effects. Food intake is reduced as result of smaller stomach capacity: and less food means a reduced calorie intake which will result in weight being lost.

These include the following procedures:

Malabsorptive: A malabsorptive procedure is one in which the absorption of food is greatly affected. When food is ingested it passes down the gullet (windpipe) into your stomach. It is then broken down by stomach acids. As it leaves the stomach and enters the top part of the small intestine or duodenum, it comes into contact with digestive juices from the pancreas and bile from the gall bladder. These two cause a further breakdown of the food which means that vital nutrients such as vitamins and minerals are absorbed. However, with a malabsorptive procedure this ability is vastly reduced. Food is not properly absorbed which means that important nutrients are lost. This can result in vitamin/mineral deficiencies. You will be given daily supplements to replace these. Malabsorptive procedures, such as the jejuno-ileal bypass are no longer performed.

Combination (restrictive/malabsorptive): These are 'double whammy' procedures: by this we mean that they are comprised of both a restrictive and malabsorptive element. The restrictive element is the physical reduction of the stomach: which means that smaller meals will have to be eaten (reduced food intake). Combination procedures or 'restrictive/malabsorptive' procedures are the preferred option. The malabsorptive element refers to the rerouting of the small intestine (see gastric bypass for a more detailed description) which affects food absorption.

There are four procedures which fall into this category:

These are all technically demanding procedures but when performed by an experienced surgeon can result in dramatic weight loss.

What are the Best Obesity (Bariatric) Surgery Hospitals in India?

The best obesity/bariatric surgery hospitals in India are located at Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Nodia, Kerala, etc. Our collaboration with the top obesity surgery hospitals in India have highly qualified and experienced bariatric surgeons in India. The Indian hospitals provide low cost obesity surgery and hence we cater to the patients from all around the globe.

How to prepare for Obesity Surgery?

The best preparation is to understand the risks and potential benefits and to closely follow your doctor's instructions.

To mentally prepare yourself:

To physically prepare yourself, strictly follow your doctor's guidelines. These usually include, but are not limited to:

Restricting yourself to a clear liquid diet 12-24 hours before surgery.

What are popular Obesity Surgery procedures?

What is advance Obesity Surgery procedure?

ROSE Procedure: ROSE, stands for Restorative Obesity Surgery, Endolumenal, is a new, safer, incision less, gastric bypass revision. It is not a primary method of weight loss surgery, but a follow-up procedure that is specifically designed for gastric bypass patients with weight regain. The ROSE procedure is indicated for gastric bypass patients who were initially successful in losing the excess weight but are now regaining some of the lost weight because the stomach and stoma have stretched out and no longer effectively control hunger and food intake.

How life changes after Obesity Surgery?

Obesity surgery is not a quick fix. It's an ongoing journey toward weight loss through lifestyle changes. After surgery, the difference in your body makes it physically easier to adjust your eating and lifestyle habits. Fortunately, you will not have to go through the process alone. A team of professionals will be there to support your efforts. Positive changes in your body, your weight, and your health will occur, but you will need to be patient through the recovery process. The following are some of the generally accepted dietary guidelines for a healthy diet after bariatric surgery:

What are benefits of Obesity Surgery?

Obesity surgeries and procedures are designed to reduce illness and complications caused by obesity. For many, weight loss improves multiple conditions including high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. In addition, other body systems, including digestive, endocrine, and immune system benefit. However, such procedures require dedication and determination for those who undergo them to maintain permanent lifestyle changes. After surgery, patients who follow instructions may enjoy as much as a 60% weight loss, improving health problems as an added benefit.

What risks are involved in Obesity Surgery?

All surgeries come with the possibility of complications, but fortunately their incidence is quite small. These include, Slippage of the band due to food intolerances or even perforation of the stomach, vomiting after the surgery may develop which can lead to a small stomach pouch stretch. While in 10-20% of the cases, abdominal hernia may occur. It can be caused by vomiting or straining after surgery, usually before the incision heals.

Why prefer India for Obesity Surgery?

India has become a Mecca for various obesity surgeries for the international patients coming from all across the world. The world has realized the fact that the healthcare technologies in India are at par with that provided by the healthcare facilities in any advanced country, using exactly the same advanced technologies, machines and equipment as used in USA or Europe thereby delivering similar or even better results. Adherence to the highest quality standards of healthcare by competent weight loss surgery specialists with priority treatment.

Most of the obesity surgeons and doctors in India performing minimally invasive Lap Gastric Banding, vertical sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass have graduated from top medical school universities of North America-USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and have vast overseas healthcare surgery experience and training from best hospitals. The foreign patients can therefore avail the finest board certified medical professionals- board certified surgeons, board certified doctors, physician and JCI - JCAHO accredited, government registered and approved private medical Healthcare facilities in India for their respective surgery.

Thus a world-class low price facilitation services for the visiting overseas patients for their cheaper surgery treatment trip at the top rated private specialty hospital and clinical facilities in the following Indian cities:

Mumbai
Hyderabad
Kerala
Delhi
Pune
Goa
Bangalore
Nagpur
Jaipur
Chennai
Gurgaon
Chandigarh

Besides, having a world class medical treatment, the foreign patients also have the opportunity to explore the country's heritage places like the Taj and Red Fort, along with the natural scenic places of Goa and Kerala encompassing all the beauty of Mother Nature.

What is Cost of Obesity Surgery in India?

The greatest benefit the foreign medical tourist can avail in India is the cost factor. They get personalized attention at incredible costs which are the root cause of driving the patients worldwide to India for different procedures of obesity surgery. One can assess the significant differences at cost purse from the following table:

Procedure

USA ($)

Singapore($)

UK($)

India ($)

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding AGB

18,500

10,000

15,000

5,490

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y RGB

28,000

15,000

22,000

8,970

Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy VSG

23,000

12,000

17,000

6,580

Some of the common countries from which patients travel to India for surgery are:

USA
UK
Canada
Australia
Zealand
Nigeria
Kenya
Ethiopia
Uganda
Tanzania
Zambia
Congo
Lanka
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Nepal
Uzbekhistan

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