Obesity is globally considered a serious disease associated with gamut of medical illnesses namely diabetes, blood pressure, heart diseases, thyroid disorders, Joint pain, fertility disorders etc. Bariatric or metabolic surgery is a permanent solution for weight loss that also aims at treating the medical problems associated with obesity.
It has excellent results in complete resolution of diabetes in most patients and results in significant improvement for those dependant on high dose insulin. It helps to improve arthritis, HTN, thyroid and sleep disorders and increases the chance of conceiving in infertile patients.
Your bariatric surgeon will advise you a thorough pre-operative check-up and anaesthesia fitness after which the choice of procedure will be decided. It is a safe procedure and should be done at high volume tertiary centres by a dedicated bariatric team.
Patients need hospitalisation for 2-3 days and can resume work in a week’s time.It does not have any long term side effects and patients need protein and vitamin supplementation only for few months after the procedure.