The Baros team of experts spearheaded by Dr Raj Palaniappan employs several different Bariatric surgical techniques, choosing the most appropriate method depending on various factors including body weight, disease condition, and lifestyle.
Evidence has been accumulated over the years that metabolic surgery is the most effective therapy for Diabetes Mellitus. This procedure proves to control/cure diabetes. Though all bariatric surgeries are performed to resolve diabetes and other comorbidities.
Revisional Bariatric surgeries are performed on patients who have already undergone Bariatric surgery. These procedures are mostly done through Laparoscopy except in rare cases where the surgery has to be converted to open surgery in view of safety of the patient in a re-operative situation.
For those who don’t fit into surgical guidelines (moderate and severe obesity), or those who don’t want Laparoscopic surgery – Endoscopic surgery is recommended. With the technique most suited for the specific condition, will give desirable results with regard to weight loss and resolution of disease condition along with a good diet and activity plan.
Cosmetic surgery is different from bariatric surgery as they only deal with body contouring and not weight loss. However, cosmetic surgery involves surgical removal of fat and excess skin, they ultimately reduce the body fat and weight in the surgical area.
Bariatric Surgery is a lifelong commitment and any individual who undergoes a Bariatric surgical procedure, whether irreversible or reversible in nature be ready to undergo certain lifestyle changes post the surgery. These changes may be in the form of diet modification, exercise regimen, lifestyle changes, etc.
Body composition analysis (BCA) is done to assess the patient’s Body Mass Index (BMI), general fat and muscle mass, Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), water and muscle content. The real benefit of looking at body composition analysis rather instead of Weight or BMI is that it takes into account, body fat percentage and body fat distribution, both of which are strongly correlated with obesity and markers of disease. Waist-Hip ratio marks an important indicator for the increased cardiac and other metabolic risks.