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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.

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 afford it in my native country due to its very high cost. 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 went quite successfully. They also arranged for me a two-day trip to beautiful Mysore. I sincerely thank the Forerunners team and the doctors. They are indeed doing a great job.

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 associated with the 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?

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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 the 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 that the procedures cause a significant long-term loss of weight, support recovery from diabetes, helps improve the cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduces the mortality by 23% to 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 a 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 causes 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 jejunoileal bypass are no longer performed.

Combination (restrictive/malabsorptive): These are ‘double whammy’ procedures means that they are comprised of both a restrictive and a 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 for obesity surgery is to understand the risks and potential benefits associated with it. The patient should closely follow the 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.

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What are popular Obesity Surgery procedures?

Gastric Bypass: Gastric bypass is a complicated surgery that can last up to four hours. The most common type of gastric bypass is Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass, which is performed with one long incision. Using staples or a plastic band, a surgeon makes a small pouch at the top of the stomach. This smaller stomach is connected to the section of the small intestine called the jejunum. With this rearrangement, food bypasses the rest of the stomach. The patient feels full more quickly, so fewer calories are consumed and absorbed by the body.

Gastric Banding: Made of inflatable silicone, gastric bands restrict the stomach. Using one of the two types of gastric bands available in the United States (the Lap-Band System or the Realize Band), a surgeon wraps a band around the top section of a patient's stomach by means of laparoscopic surgery. The band is injected with saline, causing the patient to feel full sooner and eat less. Gastric banding is a less invasive surgery and can often be performed on an outpatient basis. The bands can also be tightened or loosened as needed.

Duodenal Switch: The duodenal switch combines two surgical approaches. First, a surgeon removes about 85 percent of the stomach. What is left is shaped like a banana, about 6 ounces in size. Next, a large section of the small intestine, the section where most digestion occurs, is cut out and bypassed. With a smaller remaining section of the intestines involved in digestion, not as many nutrients and calories can be absorbed, so patients lose weight.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Gastric sleeve surgery is a newer type of weight-loss surgery. The laparoscopic procedure is typically used to kick-start weight loss for the extremely obese---people who are too overweight to withstand more invasive surgeries. During a gastric sleeve operation, a surgeon removes more than half of the patient's stomach. What's left takes a sleeve- or tube-like shape, and it is sealed with staples. When the patient has lost enough weight, he or she may then undergo gastric bypass or another type of weight-loss surgery.

Gastroplasty: It is also known as "stomach stapling," was once a popular type of weight-loss surgery. The original gastroplasty debuted in the 1970s. It involved stapling the stomach into a smaller section, so only a small opening was left for food. Surgeons eventually began performing Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG). In this type of surgery, both staples and a band are used to reshape the patient's stomach into a small pouch. Like regular gastroplasty, only a small hole is left for food to travel into the rest of the stomach. Today, gastroplasty is not performed as often, as studies indicate many patients regain weight.

Sleeve Gastrectomy: This procedure reduces the stomach by 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The procedure is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible. It is usually performed on extremely obese patients, with a body mass index of 40 or more, where the risk of performing a gastric bypass or duodenal switch procedure may be too large.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: is currently the most commonly performed bariatric operation with roughly 7 out of 10 bariatric surgeons use it as their primary weight loss procedure. An easier gastric bypass operation than either Biliopancreatic Diversion Stomach Bypass, or Duodenal Switch Stomach Bypass, Roux-en-Y has been practiced for more than 30 years, during which it has demonstrated a high long-term success rate with relatively low rates of mortality (less than one percent) and post-operative health complications. Roux-en-Y patients typically lose 50-75 percent of their initial excess weight, which is a sufficient weight reduction to cure or significantly reduce most of the life threatening medical conditions associated with severe clinical obesity.

Gastric Balloon: is becoming a popular alternative to ‘going under the knife’. It is a non-invasive procedure which means no general anaesthetic or overnight stay and can be done quickly and painlessly. It can take as little as 10 minutes and you can return home after an hour. You are looking at just a day spent at home recovering although you will experience some nausea in the first week following this procedure. Your suitability for this procedure will be discussed with your surgeon. This is exactly the same as for any other obesity procedure. He/she may recommend this if you do not want surgery; if you do not fulfill the criteria for obesity surgery or as a means of achieving weight loss before undergoing a surgical procedure.

What is the 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 schools and the 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, we offer a world-class low price facilitation services for the overseas patients looking for the 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.

Obesity Surgery Cost Comparisons: India VS Other Countries (USA, UK, Thailand, & Singapore)

India is the most preferable destination for patients who are looking for low cost obesity surgery. The cost of the obesity surgery in India is typically a fraction of the cost for the same procedure and care in the US and other developed countries. The cost can vary depending on type of surgery and other medical conditions of a patient.

The costs of the Obesity Surgery based on the type of surgery required in various countries in the chart / table are given below. The price comparison is given in USD.

Type of Obesity Surgery USA UK India Thailand Singapore
Gastric Bypass Surgery $23,000 $18,500 $6,000 $7,500 $9,000
Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery $15,000 $12,000 $5,500 $7,000 $8,500
Gastric Band Surgery $14,500 $11,500 $5,000 $6,500 $7,500
Gastric Balloon Surgery $8,500 $6,800 $3,000 $3,750 $4,500

*The price for the Obesity Surgery is an average collected from the 15 best corporate hospitals and 10 Top Obesity surgery experts of India.

*The final prices offered to the patients is based on their medical reports and is dependent on the current medical condition of the patient, type of room, type of surgery, hospital brand and the surgeon's expertise.


How to get Low Cost Obesity Surgery in India?

We have worked out special packages of the Obesity Surgery for our Indian and International patients. You can send us your medical reports to avail the benefits of these special packages.

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How many International Obesity Surgery patients came to India?

The list of TOP 15 countries from where the Obesity Surgery patients travelling to India is given below. The major reason of large number of patients travelling to India for low cost Obesity Surgery from these countries is because of availability of quality healthcare in India, affordable prices strategic connectivity, food, tourism options, zero language barrier and many other reasons.

The maximum number of patients for Obesity Surgery come from – UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Iraq, Oman, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.

Here are the approximate percentage wise distributions of the patients coming from Top 15 countries to India in 2017 for Obesity Surgery.


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

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

Below are the downloadable links that will help you to plan your medical trip to India in a more organized and better way. Attached word and pdf files gives information that will help you to know India more and make your trip to India easy and memorable one.

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About India

Destinations in India

Indian Embassy List

Medical Tourism FAQ

Visa For India

FAQ - Hospitals Of India Book Appointment

Is it safe to get Obesity Surgery India?

Obesity Surgery in India is very safe and effective. The expert panel of surgeons and medical teams with best of medical equipment make the experience of Obesity surgery in India all the more a happy one.

Does anyone know the cost of Obesity Surgery India?

Cost of Obesity Surgery in India depends upon the kind of treatment required. Mail us your medical reports and after an analysis by our medical experts, we will inform you about the expenses involved.

Is Obesity Surgery in India really of international standards?

Yes indeed! Obesity Surgery in India makes use of the latest medical infrastructure controlled and utilized by veteran surgeons.

Which are the advantages of Obesity Surgery in India?

Obesity surgeries and procedures reduce illness and complications caused by obesity, like high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. In addition, other body systems, including digestive, endocrine, and immune system also benefit from the surgery.

Tell us more about the growing popularity of Obesity/Bariatric surgery?

Bariatric Surgery improves pre-existing medical conditions related to obesity, prevents obesity-related diseases, increases energy, increase the self-esteem, weight loss, etc. As all the benefits are bundled in one surgery, it makes Bariatric Surgery a popular one.


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India & International : +91-9860755000 / +91-9371136499
UK : +44-2081332571
Canada & USA : +1-4155992537

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