4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery

4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery

Dr Abhay Agrawal from Mumbai India is one of the foremost leaders of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery . He took up Bariatric Surgery in its nascent days and has played a significant role in growing this specialty it to the level it is at today. In 2002, Dr. Agrawal was one of the first in Mumbai to perform Sleeve Gastrectomy, which is one of the popular type of Bariatric Surgeries today.

With 4000 Laparoscopic Bariatric procedures under his belt, as of 2017, Dr. Agrawal ranks amongst the top 5 individual surgeons in India terms of total number of Bariatric Surgeries performed. Dr Agrawal is a  world-class expert in all types of Bariatric surgeries: Mini Gastric Bypass, Roux- en- y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Ileal Transposition (Diabetes Surgery).

Dr Agrawal is one of the first and amongst the few surgeons in the world to be conferred with the distinguished status of International Surgeon of Excellence from the US-based non-profit accreditation organization, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) . This accreditation certificate was awarded to him after a stringent audit of his center that included checking the patient data of the previous 5 years for safety, efficacy, of complication incidences, re-operation etc..

The following are the 4 most common questions Dr Agrawal gets from his international patients and below each question are his answers for you to make an informed decision about Bariatric Surgery. Hope you find them useful:

Why should I choose Bariatric Surgery when I have options like Liposuction, Diet, Exercise etc.?

Liposuction neither reduces significant body-weight nor resolves a co-morbidity like Diabetes. It sucks some fat from target areas to improve cosmetic shape.

With diet and exercise plans many don’t lose weight in-spite of diligence; or you succeed first and quickly regain all lost weight and more. Your willpower may not be at fault. There could be an underlying medical condition. Unless we treat it, excess weight doesn’t go or stay away.

This is where Bariatric Surgery scores high as the most successful and scientifically proven method for long-term excess weight loss and resolution of about 60 co-morbidities including diabetes and hypertension.

Who can undergo Bariatric Surgery?

According to American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons:

Patients with BMI ≥ 40.

BMI ≥35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes

Those unable to achieve healthy and sustained weight loss with non-surgical efforts.

You can easily calculate your BMI at our website obesitysurgeryindia.net

Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?

In experienced hands, risk of dying from Bariatric surgery is about 0% (99.9% survival rates). Morbid obesity sufferers are 85% more likely to die over any 5 year period than Bariatric surgery patients.

Why Choose Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control (CODC)?

Founded in 2002, we are among the most respected Bariatric Centers of Asia with 4000+ procedures’ cumulative experience. Our expertise in Diabetes Surgery for low BMI patients is unparalleled. We are one of the few accredited centers of excellence by Surgical Review Corporation USA based on our patient safety, minimal complications, high patient satisfaction and reduced costs.

Located in Mumbai that has the best non-stop connections from all UAE destinations, Dr Agrawal is also attached to four other leading hospitals- widening your venue choice for treatment.

You will also enjoy significant cost savings compared to UAE and many Indian centers with no compromise in treatment and care with us.

For more details and discussions, write to Dr Abhay Agrawal at drabhay@gmail.com