Improve your heart health with Bariatric surgery during these Covid Times
Let us clearly understand how obesity is defined—being overweight or obese means that a person’s weight is more than the “healthy weight” for a “given height.” BMI(Body Mass Index) is a conventional metric to define overweight and obesity. One can easily calculate their BMI by dividing their weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In adults, BMI of 18.5 to 25 is the normal range, 25 to 30 as overweight, and 30 or higher as obesity. Obesity leads to multiple cardiovascular comorbidities, including heart failure, coronary heart disease, hypertension, dysrhythmia etc. Therefore, a person is considered obese if the body mass index (BMI) ≥30.
Obesity and Heart Diseases
The European Heart Journal published an article in 2020 based on detailed research on the relationship between Bariatric surgery and heart diseases. As per the article published in European Heart Journal, it was found that there was a 60% reduction in fatal and non-fatal heart attacks or strokes in roughly 4000 patients who received bariatric surgery as compared to those who did not. In addition, research also showed that patients who have undergone bariatric surgery had better control over Type 2 diabetes, so much so that they no longer required medication to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Bariatric surgery and Heart diseases during Covid-19
Bariatric Surgery is a group of surgical procedures where the stomach is removed or adjusted to achieve a lower fat point by reducing food intake. Such procedures are usually done to cut away extra weight for those suffering from high BMI’s.
Due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, Bariatric Surgery was limited from last year. Saying this, in certain emergency cases, bariatric surgeries were being conducted by Dr Pareek. However, since the situation is coming to normalcy, Dr Venu Gopal Pareek started performing Bariatric surgeries.
Four types of Bariatric Surgeries:-
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
The procedure involves adjusting or reducing the size of the stomach, where the stomach is divided into the upper part and the remnant lower part which are carefully connected to the small intestines. The procedure has shown proven results in controlling the stomach’s functional volume and has altered the body’s physical and physiological response to the food you consume.
Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) Surgery
On the top portion of the stomach, an adjustable inflatable device is placed, which controls food consumption in the body.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Around 80% of the stomach area is excised in this procedure. This is the most effective for fat reduction.
Biliopancreatic Diversion with a Duodenal Switch
The surgery involves reducing the stomach area by at least 70% by rerouting small intestines to limit fat absorption in the body.
Dr Venu Gopal Pareek is one of the topmost Bariatric surgeons of Hyderabad. You can trust us for all bariatric procedures like gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch. Our specialty is in performing minimally Laparoscopic surgery. Please consult us for any surgical procedures which can be performed using Laparoscopy for faster recovery and reduced haemorrhaging/ pain.
Dr Venugopal Pareek has more than a decade’s experience in advanced treatment procedures for obesity, metabolic, and bariatric problems. Below is a short glance of benefits you will receive by opting for Dr Venugopal Pareek from Care Hospital:-
- Care Hospital is the second-largest multi-speciality hospital in Hyderabad, with 500+ beds.
- With a Patient-friendly environment, you will receive Highly specialized medical care
- Affordable World-class bariatric surgery treatments
- Clinical excellence and Premium health care services
- Skilled and experienced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons in Hyderabad.
- Best hospital to perform the highest number of laparoscopic surgeries in Hyderabad
- Performed 10000+ laparoscopic surgeries in India in the past 17 years
- Specialized in Lap Surgeries
If you are obese or overweight, do not think is just a problem with appearance. It can lead to serious health complications like heart diseases, diabetes. With research in Hyderabad, you have affordable bariatric surgical options at Care Hospitals being performed by the expert hands of Dr Venugopal Pareek.
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