Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world. It travels with various other diseases, which include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, dementia and various others.In the 21st century, Obesity in India has reached an epidemic situation. With morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population, India is following a trend of other developing countries that are steadily becoming more obese.
In the 21st century, Unhealthy and processed food have become much more accessible following India’s continued integration in global food markets. This has lead to increased calorie intake in India. But, with this the percentage of people looking for weight loss solutions in India have also multiplied. People have now become more conscious about their Health. With Bariatric Surgery, the size of the stomach is reduced with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch. Today, We have our Head of Department Bariatric Surgery- Dr Jaydeep Palep who will help get deeper into this discussion.Dr Jaydeep Palep is the Head Of Department, Bariatric Surgery at Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital Mumbai .
He has been a teacher in General Surgery departments at reputed medical colleges in Mumbai with a cumulative teaching experience of more than ten years. He has a total16 year experience in Upper GI and Weight Loss Surgeries Dr. Palep has been practising Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery with Minimally Invasive Techniques since 2009.
Today he will be giving his valuable insights on Bariatric Surgery.We would like to start with a brief Question Answer round :Can bariatric surgery help improve any existing health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or sleep apnea?Does one need to make changes in their lifestyle after bariatric surgery? What kinds of food one can be able to eat post the surgery?How much weight can one lose after the surgery?How common is it for your patients to have complications? What side effects are most common?