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Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

Being morbidly overweight is not easy to live with. It brings down the quality of life, restricts mobility, causes intense issues in a person’s social life and can be the singular factor by which a person is judged. At Aster CMI, the Bariatric Surgery department works on providing such morbidly obese people with hope, through treatment protocols that ensure one is brought back to society to live a normal and productive life. At Aster CMI, the whole spectrum of metabolic surgeries is performed through minimally invasive laparoscopic or Robotic surgery. The precision that robotic surgery affords a bariatric is unprecedented, in terms of freedom of movement and the ability to address unexpected complications quickly and efficiently. Procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypasses, mini gastric bypass and banded sleeve gastrectomies are performed on a regular basis. The scars are minimal and the healing process quick – there is no blood loss or the use of numerous tubes. Patients need to stay in the hospital post-surgery for 2-3 days. They have prescribed a liquid protein diet for a few weeks before they are called back in for an evaluation. By this time they will be back on their feet.

All of the facilities for examination and supportive examination that include sleep studies, cardiac and respiratory medicine department and consultations with Bariatric physicians is offered before the surgery. Post the operation patients are offered weight management services inclusive of diet and nutrition care as well as rehabilitation and physiotherapy where necessary. Completing the comprehensive Bariatric surgery package, Aster CMI also offers cosmetic surgery and body contouring after weight loss. A multidisciplinary team of specialists take care of all the bariatric patients. There are 5 bariatric suites which are unique and custom-designed for the overweight patient are available. Motorized beds, broader doors, strong furniture with weight-bearing abilities of up to 250 kgs and even toilets that are ground-mounted are available in these suites. Special diagnostic needs of MRI and CT have been provided, with extra care being taken to be able to accommodate heavy patients. The department is headed by Dr. Shivaram H V, Chief Surgeon and Sr. Consultant - GI & Bariatric Surgery and offers end-to-end service from counselling to post-surgical care.


Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What is obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition which occurs due to abnormal accumulation of excess fat in the body, results in a greater effect on overall health. In other words, it is a medical problem that increases the risk of having heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers.

The causes of obesity include overeating and lack of physical activity, modern sedentary lifestyle. Other causes include a poor diet, genetics, pregnancy and lack of sleep etc. Get the best obesity treatment in Bangalore at Aster CMI Hospital.

How long will a laparoscopic surgery take?

Laparoscopic surgery may usually take up to half an hour to one hour, based on the type of surgery being performed. In this procedure, the surgeon will insert a camera through a small incision near the belly button. The laparoscope will send the images from the abdominal cavity to high-resolution video monitors in the operating room. This helps the surgeon to precisely view the detailed images of the inside of the abdomen on the monitor and perform the operation with smaller incisions.

Is keyhole surgery painful?

After the surgery, you may experience moderate pain and discomfort in the area where surgery is performed. You may also have a sore throat because of the anaesthesia tube for a brief period which is self-limiting, you may have bloating and cramps which can be caused if some of the gas used is retained inside your abdomen.

If you are looking for the state of the art Laparoscopic Surgery Hospital in Bangalore, then visit Aster CMI hospital.

How safe is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is safe, it is also known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery. Initially, your surgeon will inspect the abdomen to assess whether laparoscopic surgery can be performed safely. When a significant amount of inflammation occurs, or if the surgeon experiences certain conditions that prevent a clear view of the structures, the surgeon might need to make a wider incision to perform the procedure safely.

What are the complications of keyhole surgery?

The complications of keyhole surgery are very less, usually nausea and vomiting, some occasional bleeding infection are very rare of the incision area, trapped air inside of the abdomen some times can cause bloating which usually settles down soon With keyhole surgery.

Your surgeon can access the interior of the body through a small incision, thus eliminating the need for open surgery. Visit Best Key Hole Surgery Hospital Bangalore to avail comprehensive medical care.


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