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.



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

Gastric Band Surgery in India: Safe Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

June 24, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Gastric band surgery in India is proving itself as a safe weight loss surgery procedure. India is providing weight loss surgery procedures at a low cost with success. Any kind of weight loss surgery has a degree of risk and should be taken carefully. However Gastric Band surgery is the safest of all weight loss surgery procedures with less complications and quick results because in it no cutting, stapling or  rerouting of intestine is involved. When you weigh the risks involved with gastric band surgery against the risks of other weight loss procedures then it appears to be more reliable and safe. Weight loss surgery procedures at the weight loss surgery hospitals of Goa, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai have been providing excellent clinical and patient care to patients approaching Indian obesity surgeons. Due to cheap cost and appreciable medical treatment quality gastric band surgery in India has become a common procedure that is preferred by abroad medical tourists.

Gastric band surgery in India is operated by using laparoscopic technique in a common way. Gastric band surgery is a type of restrictive weight loss surgery that reduces the food and calorie intake by reducing the size of the stomach. The stomach size is reduced by placing a band called gastric band that divides it into 2 small pouches. These pouches can hold very small amounts of food thus, a feeling of fullness is attained very quickly. If you have obesity-related health problems that significantly interfere with employment, physical mobility or family function, if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is above 40 or above 35 and you are suffering from diabetes, or any other serious obesity-related conditions such as heart disease or severe sleep apnea, high cholestrol and blood sugar level then you are a perfect candidate for gastric band surgery. Gastric band surgery is Gastric band surgery has long lasting success, the patient loses about 75% of weight in five years and keeps it off provided he closely follows the diet and exercise plan as outlined by his obesity surgeon. Like all other weight loss surgeries, the outcome of Gastric band surgery largely depends the commitment of the patient to follow the post surgery precautions.

Gastric band surgery in India gives a guarantee of getting weight loss benefit within a reasonable less time at an affordable cost budget. European and Canadian and U.S public health systems are over burdened with waiting of several months for medical appointment with the surgeon. Often they will reimburse the patients for travelling overseas for treatment at a lower cost. Thus many patients from these abroad destinations come to the reputed and well surgically equipped weight loss surgery hospitals of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. The cost of gastric band surgery in India is less than $16000 U.S where as the weight loss surgery hospitals of U.S charge an amount that is equal or more than $30000 U.S  The medical treatment facilities and patient care provisions in India are like that in abroad countries like U.K and Canada. This is due to the growth of Indian medical tourism. The cost charges and quality of health recovery provided by abroad trained Indian weight loss surgeons is also appreciable. Apart from getting health recovery one can travel to his favorite Indian tourist destinations. You may get more medical assistance for gastric band surgery in India at or mail your queries at [email protected]

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Weight Loss Surgery in India: Affordable Cost and Advanced Medical Solutions

June 15, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · 2 Comments 

Weight loss surgery in India is largely being undertaken by abroad patients and medical tourists who want to get a fit body with obesity removal. The doctors and surgeons at the most medically sophisticated weight loss surgery hospitals in India at Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi have earned a good international repute in providing weight reduction procedures at an affordable cost with top class medical care. Persons approaching to Indian doctors for getting freedom from obesity have returned back smilingly to their homes after getting medically safe weight loss procedures like gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and revision gastric bypass. The entire package of medical treatment in India is guaranteed to ensure maximum comfort and the most professional treatment for medical tourists, as well as the usual benefits of sightseeing and leisure tourism in India. The aim is to provide you cost effective medical treatment, whether you are a sightseer who wants to undergo a quick weight loss surgery in India at an affordable cost.

Weight loss surgery in India has provided best expected results to all who wanted to lose weight and get a sound health. Considering obesity as a serious disorder medical experts support surgical methods of weight loss surgery, incase the relative ineffectiveness of conventional treatments such as diet, exercise and lifestyle counseling. The chief weight loss surgery procedures undertaken by obese patients are gastric bypass, revision gastric bypass, lap banding surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. Each weight loss surgery has its own benefits for example gastric bypass surgery assures you 50-60% weight loss permanently and is a highly referred morbid obesity procedure. Lap banding surgery is good for those who have 90 pounds of weight or are highly obese. This procedure is an easier one and takes a relative less time for completion and involves the fitting of a simple lap band around the stomach pouch. Revision gastric bypass surgery is a repetition of gastric bypass to continue the benefits of the procedure for a longer time. Revision gastric bypass is required o be under taken  in every 2—3 years to get permanent weight loss benefit from gastric bypass procedure. Intra gastric balloon surgery is a good solution for those persons who want to get temporary weight loss benefit within the shortest span of time for some urgent tasks like getting married. going on a scheduled date, or getting selected for a modeling assignment etc. Gastric sleeve surgery carries the least risk as compared to highly morbid weight loss surgery procedures like roux-gastric bypass surgery.

Medical tourism in India assists and arranges for medical treatment, hospitalization, stay and travel for those abroad patients who are desiring to get weight reduction through an outpatient weight loss surgery in India at Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and other medically high tech Indian cities. Medical tourism in India links the space between patients of U.S.A, U.K, Europe & Africa and abroad trained weight loss surgeons in India who are providing health recovery at an affordable cost. The doctors and hospitals in India provide the best medical treatment that include modern surgical procedures, safe anesthesia and medications.  Abroad patients opting to get an obesity free and fit body through weight loss procedures like roux-n-gastric bypass surgery, gastric bypass surgery, lap banding surgery and intra gastric balloon surgery can get easy arrangements of medical visa from their nearest Indian embassies. Know more about affordable cost weight loss surgery in India at or mail your case details at [email protected]

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