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When simple activities become a task for you, it is time to think seriously about weight loss programmes. Obesity is becoming a leading problem for people all over the world. Many medical problems like infertility, cancer, PCOD, heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and many more have a direct association with obesity. Obesity is a disorder that involves excessive body fat leading to various other health problems in the human body. The global method of calculating obesity is through the Body Mass Index (BMI). It is measured by dividing a person’s weight by the square of their height.

The BMI result is explained as follows:
CATEGORY BMI Range
Overweight 25-29
CLASS 1, OBESITY 30-34
CLASS 2, SERIOUS OBESITY 35-40
CLASS 3, SEVERE OBESITY 40 AND ABOVE

Why Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric Surgery is a treatment option for patients suffering from morbid obesity whose Body Mass Index (BMI)>35. It is one of the most effective methods for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.

Dieting for a majority of the obese patients leads to temporary weight loss. Many studies and trials have shown that bariatric surgery results in major weight loss than diet and exercise. This weight loss is permanent if the patient follows the advice of their dietician and surgeon. Bariatric surgery also may be an option for those who suffer from serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea. This surgery improves many of the medical conditions linked to obesity.

At Radix, we provide a comprehensive programme of weight loss and surgeries. There are various types of bariatric surgeries available, but each surgery has its own indication and advantage. We help the patient choose the most desirable option.

Gastric Bypass

It helps you lose weight by altering how your stomach and small intestine will handle the food you consume. You will feel less full as the food you eat will not be absorbed by the stomach or your small intestine.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

During gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) surgery most of your stomach is removed. As with gastric bypass, the smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach that remains are sealed and hold only smaller amounts of food.

Gastric bands

Gastric band surgery reduces your stomach size using an adjustable band wrapped around the stomach. Some patients like the idea that lap banding is not permanent, but taking the band off does require a second surgery.

Duodenal Switch

This has two procedures. First, a smaller, tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach, very similar to the sleeve gastrectomy. Next, a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed.