Supporting Your Weight Loss Success

August 4, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

On Successful completion of 2-Years of Surgical Weight Loss technique , Department of Gastroenterology , SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana has launched “Weight Loss Support Group” also called “Bariartic Support Group” involving Doctors, Anesthetists, Psychologists, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Bariartic Nurses and most importantly Post-Operative patients to discuss issues, share successes and trade helpful hints with one another as well as with those considering surgery..Having weight loss surgery does not by itself guarantee successful weight loss said Dr. Arindam Ghosh, noted Laparoscopic Surgeon  - surgery is only one of many tools that will help you achieve your goals. Key factors to success include: following the diet, exercise, proper use of nutritional supplements, and the ongoing support of those who share this experience with you. We have launched this support group to  provide a sense of community, and provide information and encouragement during this life-altering time.
We require people to attend our support group prior to having the surgery so that that can get the perspective of those who have gone before you. We encourage you to come to the support groups prepared to ask questions.

 

According to Dr. Rajan Damathia, Consultant General Surgeon, Ludhiana is now being considered one of the emerging Weight Loss Surgery destinations in India. Many patients are  put off by the high prices in Europe and the US and are traveling to India to get the same treatment at vastly reduced cost of 60% or more. The slogan thus is, “First World treatment’ at Third World prices” In addition to the cost savings the benefits of this surgery  are huge;  immediately following surgery, most patients lose weight rapidly and continue to do so until 18 to 24 months after the procedure.
Weight reduction surgery has been reported to improve many conditions including sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. In one study, the blood sugar levels of most obese patients with diabetes returned to normal after surgery. According to Dr. Ghosh, For an experience surgeon to perform the operation will cost at least $17,000 upwards to $30,000 to get the operation carried out in the US.But lots of people are getting their surgery done in India for much cheaper. Ludhiana will start giving competition to facilities elsewhere in the country by being even more economical. According to Dr. S.P. Singh , COO, “We have offered an all-inclusive deal in Ludhiana for fraction of an amount as compared to the USA or else where in India. The price normally will include pick-up at the airport, hospital,  physician fees, and pre-op workup etc So, all that is needed is to add the cost of a flight” he adds “In our hospital, once the door is closed you could be in a hospital in America.

STATISTICAL ASPECT

 

Obesity is emerging as a health epidemic around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is rapidly spreading across all regions and demographic groups. An estimated 97 million adults in the United States  are overweight or obese. That figure represents more than 50% of the American adult population. Of this group, 11 million adults suffer from severe obesity. In India 3% (>3 Crore) of Indians are obese and almost 1% suffer from severe obesity,  of these 17 per cent of men and 15 per cent women  are obese and the numbers are growing by leaps with changing lifestyles and eating habits. The Obese individuals have a 50-100% increased risk of death as compared to normal weight individuals, This substantial increase in health risks has made obesity the second leading cause of preventable death in the USA, Canada and other European countries .

Recently Mr. Jaswinder Gill , a 53 year male from Tronto, underwent a successful stomach bypass surgery . His weight was 175 Kgms and BMI 57. The operation will reduce his extra weight by 80% in 1 Year and afterwards he is going to maintain his slim body for life. The operation was performed by Dr. Arindam Ghosh, Dr. Rajan Damathia and their team.

Dr. Arindam Ghosh-+ 91 92 16830032, + 91 92 9814117997

Manager Marketing , SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana, Punjab, India


Weight Loss Surgery – an easy way to discover a new confident you!

July 22, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

How it feels to be obese, only the person with obesity knows!

Who does not want to look smart and charming in today’s times? A slender and sleek physique not only makes one look smarter but adds to one’s personality and confidence also. But for an obese person all this seems impossible.

Obesity is not just a cosmetic consideration; it is a dire health dilemma directly harmful to one’s health. Obesity is associated with many diseases, particularly heart disease, diabetes, breathing difficulties during sleep, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. It is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it has an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy. The efficiently designed weight reduction programs with Indicure are just the right option for the obese people.

These programs are specifically designed for people who are clinically obese. The clinical definition of obesity is a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. The BMI is the body’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of the body’s height in meters.

The weight loss programs with Indicure comprise of comprehensive surgical techniques involving multiple specialties and services. These include laparoscopic weight loss procedures like Laparoscopic Gastric band surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric bypass surgery, Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon Surgery amongst others.


Laparoscopic Gastric band surgery is a minimally invasive weight loss surgery in which a gastric band is inserted around the top of the stomach to reduce the volume of the stomach. When you eat satiety or fullness of stomach comes early and thus you would start eating less, which in turn leads to significant weight loss.

Laparoscopic Gastric bypass surgery allows food to bypass part of the small intestine by reducing the size of the stomach which makes you feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size. This helps in reducing the amount of food you eat and thus the calories consumed, which ultimately leads to weight loss.

The BIB (or Bioenterics Intragastric Baloon) System is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical aid in the treatment of obesity. In conjunction with a supervised diet and behaviour modification program, it can help you achieve the health and aesthetic benefits associated with weight loss

These programs have a very comprehensive protocol to help the patients reduce excess weight after the procedure. The patients achieve very satisfactory and significant weight loss from the beginning of the procedure.

The specialists at Indicure understand how daunting weight loss can seem and are there to support the patients at every step of the way. The program combines weight loss procedures with ongoing support. So the patients get a clear diet plan following surgery as well as specialist support from dieticians and counselors.

For more information about weight loss surgeries, visit www.indicure.com and www.indicurecosmeticsurgery.com or write to drruchika.m@gmail.com