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Dr. Arun Bhardwaj

Laparoscopic, Bariatric & GI Surgeon | MBBS | MS | DNB Surgery | FNB (Minimal Access Surgery) | FIAGES | FALS Bariatric | MRCS England | FACS USA.

Lethargic and sedentary lifestyles, fueled by desk jobs and the availability of door-step delivery of every service imaginable, has led to the rise of Obesity – a condition that fosters a host of co-morbidities in its presence. Out of this pool of associated conditions, Diabetes Mellitus, or Type II Diabetes renders the highest prevalence across nations globally.

An article published in the Economic Times recently revealed that obesity in Indians above the age of 35 has led to the onset of Type II Diabetes, hypertension, lung disease at a high incidence rate. The average national prevalence stands at 6.96 %, with a large number of cases in the South and East of the country.

Diabetes is caused by large amount of sugar, or glucose, in the blood which the body is not able to break down. Excess fat in the body affects the pancreas’s ability to produce insulin – a hormone vital for breaking down of blood sugar. A person with obesity is 6 times more likely to develop diabetes.

A Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 makes a person obese. A healthy diet combined with exercising at least 3 times a week can help with reducing body weight and bringing diabetes into check. However, losing excess body weight is not always easy, especially when combined with issues like heart disease and joint pain. In difficult cases as such, Bariatric Surgery is a safe and effective way to get rid of excess body weight.

In this procedure, the amount of food consumed is reduced and controlled by making changes to the stomach and other digestive organs. With the reduced intake of food and other recovery and maintenance activities prescribed by the surgeon, excess body weight is greatly reduced.

One of the significant benefits of Bariatric Surgery is the remission of diabetes. With food intake reduced, the blood sugar levels recede quickly. Other conditions related to diabetes also show improvement – like recovery from sleep apnea, reduction of blood pressure levels, and so on.

It is important to understand that post-surgical care recommended by the doctor must be carried out to completion to gain the benefits of the procedure. If you are suffering from diabetes and are obese, please consult a bariatric specialist to know more about how this surgery can help you recover.

Reference –

Diabesity: How Obesity Is Related to Diabetes


A hernia is a bulge or tear in the wall of the abdomen causing internal organs to push out. The most common hernias occur in the areas around the abdomen and the stomach.

Hernias are mostly caused due to weakened muscles, strain, pregnancy, advancing age, family history or injuries. Lifting heavy weights without expert supervision can also lead to this condition..

Hernias can be of various types, depending on the part of the body where it occurs. Of all types, the most common is Inguinal Hernia. With an incidence rate of 75 % to 80 %, this type of hernia occurs in the groin and the bulge appears along the upper thigh. Femoral hernias, more common in older women, occur with the bulge appearing in the inner thing. An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the intestine bulges out near the navel. A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach tears through the diaphragm into the chest cavity. 

What are the symptoms of hernia?

The bulge of internal organs is the most common symptom of hernia. However, there are few other signs to look out for – 

  1. Swelling, redness and itching near the bulge.
  2. Increase in size of the bulge.
  3. Painful sensation.
  4. Bowel obstruction.
  5. Heartburn and indigestion (in case of hiatal hernia).

If the hernia is left untreated for long, the protruding tissue may get stuck leading to complications. The blood supply to the tissue may get cut off affecting its ability to function. 

Laparoscopic surgery is one of the most common, safe and effective procedures for the treatment of hernia. It is quick, causes minimal pain and blood loss and offers the benefit of a short recovery time required for patients. In some patients, there is a chance that the hernia may occur again, either on the same spot or in a nearby area. However, with laparoscopic surgery, the chance of recurrence is low.

Hernias require immediate medical attention for optimal patient recovery. If you see signs in your body, reach out to a specialist for treatment.

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Obesity is a major disorder that involves an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. Being excessively obese will increase your risk of diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint problems, backaches, infertility, sleep, and thyroid disorders.

Dr Arun Bhardwaj

Dr.Arun Bhardwaj is a highly skilled Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon based in Delhi/NCR. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures (basic and advance), Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.