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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss Surgery is the treatment of obesity through surgery. Obesity is detrimental for a personís, physical, social, psychological and emotional health. It is a rising medical problem that makes one susceptible to heart diseases, diabetes, sleep apnea and other chronic problems. With the correct weight loss surgery you can again get back to healthy living keeping in mind the precautions after surgery. It is always advisable to prevent oneself from diseases than to go for its cure but when faced with crisis, doctors are ready with solutions. offers diagnosis and treatment for weight loss surgery.

Factors Causing Obesity
-Consumption of more calories than what the body burns is one of the factors leading to obesity. The unused calories are stored as fat and over a long period of time with minimal physical activity one tends to become obese.
-Hereditary and genetic factors are also responsible for gaining weight.
-Environmental factors and modern sedentary lifestyles also contribute to this new medical problem

Obesity Health Hazards
-Obesity severely damages the body in all its bodily functions. There is propensity of developing major medical problems due to obesity
-Lifespan of an obese person is much less than compared to others.
-Obese people are 6 times more prone to heart diseases.
-High blood pressure and hypertension are common in obese people often leading to severe heart attacks, hardening of arteries and kidney problems.
-High blood cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, heartburn, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, urinary incontinence and emotional imbalance are other major health hazards of people suffering from obesity.

Surgical Treatment for Obesity
Some of the most well-known surgeries for treating obesity are:
-Gastric Bypass
-Gastric Banding
-Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Bypass Surgery
Laparoscopic surgeries have gained ground to treat obesity. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is more commonly used method. The surgery refashions the stomach into a small pouch and by passes the small intestine. This surgical method has been effectively used but patients are always advised to study the risk factors before opting for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This surgery limits your intake of food and gives a feeling of fullness.

Gastric Banding Surgery
The Lap-Band or adjustable gastric banding surgery involves reduced risk than Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, a balloon like band is stapled around the stomach to produce a smaller upper pouch. This makes the patient feel full after a small meal. Through a tiny hole in the stomach the balloon like device is inserted and inflated that limits the stomachís capacity. The patient according to his needs can adjust the band- tightening it or loosening it. A portal under the skin of the patient is used to adjust the amount of solution in it. This is an attractive alternative for most of the patients wishing to reduce weight through Laparoscopic operation.

After Surgery
-Weight loss surgery not only reduces weight significantly but minimizes a number of other health problems associated with it.

-Weight Loss surgery is not just for overweight people but also for those who are unable to shed weight through dieting or some other hormonal problems and the like. After the surgery one should be cautious about the quantity as well as the quality of food one eats and one should maintain his or her weight.

(In US $)
Twin Sharing
(In US $)
1) Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding 2 Days 6500 6000


  • Prices are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
  • These are indicative prices only and may vary depending on the conditon of the patient, at the time of admission.
  • Apollo will provide final estimates at the time of patient's admission.
  • Single room is well furnished with Bed, Sofa-cum-Bed for Companion, Cupboard, Medicine Drawer, TV, Telephone and Wi-fi facility for Internet access. Mobile phones are available on request.
  • Stay and food for one Companion with patient in a Single Room is included in the above packages.
  • Services like Mobile, Laundry etc. will be charged extra.
  • Post-stay outside the Hospital is at the personal expense of the patient and is not included in the above prices.
  • 1 US $ = INR 45

Apollo Hospitalís weight loss surgery is performed by world-class surgeons. offers diagnosis and treatment for obesity. Send us a query to get detailed information regarding obesity diseases, its diagnosis and other types of weight loss surgeries. You can also contact us for information about Apollo Hospitalís best surgeons performing Weight Loss Surgeries.

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