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Obesity surgeries

Obesity Surgery in Coimbatore

Obesity is a condition in which the body fat exceeds healthy limits and is highly prevalent in adults and children. It is a disease that dramatically increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, Heart disease, Stroke, Arthritis, Obstructive sleep apnea, and Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Higher body weight is also associated with cancer, infertility, depression, asthma and early death.

V.G Hospital offers a complete and permanent solution for obese patients having trouble bringing down their body weight. We offer permanent weight control of metabolic diseases through Bariatic surgery for people who are morbidly obese. The metabolic surgery is done to treat uncontrolled Type II Diabetes / Insulin resistant Type II Diabetes / Hypocholesterolemia.

V.G Hospital Weight Loss surgery is not a cosmetic surgery but a holistic treatment that brings down the body weight and providing a positive impact on the overall health.

Know if you are Obese:

BMI = Weight (in kg)
Height (in m2)

BMI Status

Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Obese
35 – 39.9 Severe Obesity
> 40 Morbid Obesity
> 50 Super morbid Obesity

The Solution

Bariatric Surgery for Obesity – Weight loss surgery

A serious approach to a serious problem

V.G hospital is one of the earliest centers in the city that performs Bariatric Surgery. We have successfully performed several surgeries with highest safety rate. Our surgeons are highly qualified and well experienced with numerous surgeries of all varieties and techniques. We have performed performed all types of Bariatric surgeries including Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Minimal Gastric Bypass and Metabolic surgeries for control of Diabetes. Our patients who have had bariatric surgery report improvements in their quality of life, social interactions, psychological well-being, employment opportunities, and economic conditions.

Surgical Treatment options for Obesity:

1. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding:

This procedure uses a Gastric Band creating an hourglass structure to the stomach. An extent to 39% of excess weight may be reduced within 18 months after the surgery. The patient needs to comply to disciplined lifestyle and controlled diet after the surgery.

2. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy:

This is a very safe procedure wherein 80% of the stomach is stapled and removed. This results in weight loss due to loss of appetite and the inability to consume larger quantities of food. The digestion and absorption of food is normal. The body draws the required energy from its own fat stores and thus causing weight loss.

3. The R oux-en-y Gastric Bypass – The Gold Standard procedure:

This procedure involves creating a small 15 to 20 cc pouch at the top of the stomach. The small bowel is divided and the bilio-pancreatic limb is reattached to the small bowel and the other end is connected to the pouch, creating the Roux limb. The small pouch discharges the food slowly, causing a sensation of fullness with very little food intake. The bilio-pancreatic limb preserves the action of the digestive tract.

4. Bilio-pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch:

Greater weight loss can happen with less dietary compliance from the patient. But there may be an increased risk of malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. Intermittent diarrhea can also occur. Doing this procedure requires constant follow-up to stay away from complications.

Post Surgery

  • Weight loss up to 67% from the original body weight can be achieved in 6 months
  • Patient has to be in the hospital for 2 to 5 days
  • Depending on the procedure performed, one or two small tubes may be placed around the stomach pouch and the bypasses stomach to drain body fluids after the surgery
  • To help prevent blood clots, anti-embolism stockings or other compression devices will be placed on the legs, and the physiotherapist will make you stand up and move around
  • Patient can walk usually within the first 24 hours after the surgery
  • Liquid diet is given for first 1 to 2 weeks, and then their regular diet can be given
  • Only the high calorie diets like, sweets, chocolate, alcohol and carbonated drinks should be restricted.
  • They can resume their normal activities in 10 days without any discomfort