What is Bariatric Surgery?
Gastric Sleeve, Gastric bypass and other weight-loss procedures are collectively known as Bariatric Surgery. These surgeries involve making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. Bariatric surgeries are performed when you have other weight-related health conditions or diet and exercise don’t work. Some procedures limit how much you eat while others change the way your body absorbs nutrients along with hormonal changes in your body, some procedures do both.
What health conditions arise because of excessive weight?
Excessive weight (motaapa) can lead to more than 200 serious health conditions for which Bariatric surgery becomes necessary. These serious health conditions include:
- Heart disease and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
- Sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
- PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- Joint Pain/Arthritis and so on
In some situations, esp. with these health conditions, weight loss becomes necessary and you have to lose weight as soon as possible. Bariatric Surgery may be recommended if you’ve tried to lose weight through diet and exercise and it didn’t work.
Who Qualifies for a Bariatric Surgery?
Generally, bariatric surgery may be recommended (after complete checkup and investigations) as per Asia Pacific guidelines for you if:
Obesity Class III:
Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 37.5 (extreme obesity).
Obesity Class II:
Your BMI is more than 32.5 (obesity), and you have a serious weight-related health problem as mentioned above.
Obesity Class I (27.5 -32.5) and Overweight (25 -27.5):
You may need bariatric surgery if your BMI is lower but you’re struggling with an above-mentioned condition because of your weight.
Can anyone get a Bariatric Surgery done?
Some medical screening will be done in order to decide whether you can get a bariatric surgery. Only after the screening will your doctor let you know your scope and whether you can get treated.
Where can I consult The Best Bariatric Surgeon in Karachi?
Patel Hospital has one of the best Bariatric Surgeons in Karachi and advanced patient care within your budget! Bariatric Surgery is no more only for the rich because we consider weight loss surgery as a solution to a disease, not a luxury. We believe in affordable, under-one-roof, and high-quality bariatric surgery; therefore, we offer the lowest cost of bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Consult a Bariatric Surgeon in Karachi now.