BARIATRIC SURGERY (Weight Loss Surgery)

About Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery in Kerala or Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala

Bariatrics deals with obesity - the cause of obesity, prevention of obesity, and treatment of obesity.

Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery is a surgery performed on the stomach and/or intestines to assist people suffering with obesity or overweight in losing weight. Bariatric Surgery has two objectives, to achieve a healthy weight and to maintain that healthy weight.

Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem and is a rising medical problem. Obesity raises concern because of its implications for the health. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions. These include:

  • Type 2 diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus)
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high cholesterol)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and Gallbladder disease
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infertility
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Problem
  • Mental disorders
Bariatric Surgery in Kerala - Talk by Dr. R. Padmakumar on Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala Bariatric Surgeon - Dr. R. Padmakumar - talks on Weight Loss Surgery - Malayalam.

Obesity and Overweight definitely has detrimental health effects. People with BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeding the normal range has much greater risk of medical issues.

The first-line treatments of obesity and overweight include diet, excercise, behaviour therapy, and anti-obesity drugs. But for severe obesity this has limited success and success for long term is very poor. Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss than these conventional treatments. Weight loss surgery can improve the quality of life and bring improvement in obesity related diseases (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, etc).

Bariatric Surgery helps in lowering the risk of stroke and mycardial infarction (heart attack) in patients suffering with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The study was conducted to investigate the relationship between bariatric surgery and incident macrovascular (coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular diseases) events in patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes. This observational study concluded that patients with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery, compared to those who did not undergo surgery, bariatric surgery was associated with a lower risk of macrovascular outcomes.

Weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery by Best Bariatric Surgeon
Weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery by Best Bariatric Surgeon
Weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery by Best Bariatric Surgeon


Before
Bariatric Surgery/Weight Loss Surgery

Before Bariatric Surgery in Kerala or Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala

After 1 Year
Bariatric Surgery/Weight Loss Surgery

After 1 year of Bariatric Surgery in Kerala or Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
MBBS, DNB, MNAMS, DipALS, FAIS, FIMSA, FCLS, FRCS (GL)
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Verwandeln Institute (Transforming Lives)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Keyhole Clinic, Thammanam Road, Plarivattom, Kerala, Kochi, India
Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kerala, Kochi, India

Consultant Surgeon
Starcare Hospital, Mawaleh, Seeb, Muscat, Oman (+968 24557200)
Specialist Surgeon
Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai (+971 4 350 0600)

Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370 (India)
Mobile: 00971567581025 (UAE)
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com

Websites:
www.drrpadmakumar.com
www.endoscopythyroid.com
www.obesitysurgeonkerala.com
www.diabetescuresurgeon.com

National President - Indian Hernia Society (2016)
Chairman (Elect), Association of Surgeons of India - Kerala Chapter
GC Member, Association of Surgeons of India (2013 - 2018)
Vice President- Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Jt. Secretary - Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2016)
Founder Member, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society Of India
Founder Member, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
International Faculty of IASGO on Hernia and Diabetic Surgery
International Faculty of IFSO on Diabetic Surgery
Associate Editor : Diabetes and Obesity International Journal