Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery2017-09-04T08:29:33+00:00

What is Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery?

Weight Loss surgery which is also called Bariatric Surgery, is sometimes used as a treatment for people who are obese and would like to lose weight. Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery can lead to significant weight loss and help improve many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

Why Get Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery?
Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery should only be a last resort and should not be undertaken before you have tried to lose weight through eating healthily and exercising regularly. However if you have tried and it has not worked, then Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery could be a suitable option to help control your weight.

If you are thinking of undertaking Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery, IMT can help.

We can link you with our affiliated hospitals and clinics in India, Dubai, Thailand and Kenya for cost-effective, high quality Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery. All our affiliated hospitals and clinics are internationally accredited and have state-of-the-art operating theatres and equipment.

Types of surgery

The type of Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery a patient needs may vary and there are a number of options available. The most common are:

  • Gastric band: where a band is placed around the stomach, so you don’t need to eat as much to feel full.

  • Gastric bypass: where the top part of the stomach is joined to the small intestine, so that you feel fuller sooner and don’t absorb as many calories from the food you take in.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy: where some of the stomach is removed, so you can’t eat as much as you could before and you feel full sooner.

All these operations can lead to significant weight loss within a few years, but each has advantages and disadvantages.If you are interested in undertaking Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery, you should consult with your doctor to decide which option may be best for you.

Maybe you don’t have access to a hospital or clinic that can give you the treatment that you need. IMT can help you access cost-effective, high quality Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery at our affiliated hospitals and clinics in India,Dubai, Thailand and Kenya. We can link you with the right hospital or clinic and arrange your travel.

Post-Surgery and Prevention

Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery can result in significant weight loss. However it is not a cure for obesity on its own.

After surgery you will still need to commit to making permanent changes in your life style to ensure that the weight is not put back on. The life style changes usually include:

  • Changing your diet to eat a balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly with an exercise routine and ensuring that you keep active
  • For women, avoiding becoming pregnant during the first 12 to 18 months after surgery. (It would be best to consult your treating doctor to discuss this if you are thinking of becoming pregnant soon after your surgery.)

Additional resources

If you would like to find out more about Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery and its different types, we have put together a few high quality links that could be useful.

http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/ss/slideshow-weight-loss-surgery

This site provides a good overview of weight loss surgery and how it works.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/weight-loss-surgery/Pages/Introduction.aspx

The site provides a good overview and a description of the types of weight loss surgery.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/weight-loss-surgery/Pages/risks.aspx

This site provides a good overview of the risks of getting weight loss surgery. Your risks can be significantly reduced by ensuring you get the treatment at a highly reputable hospital by a doctor whois a specialist in this field. IMT only works with market leading hospitals who are specialised in undertaking weight loss surgeries.

How IMT Can Help?

We recommend that you see your local doctor for health checks-ups and that you keep yourself informed about the best ways to maintain a healthy weight.

We also recommend that you take preventive measures such as eating healthily and exercising regularly.Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery may however be necessary if preventive measures are not enough.

Maybe you find that you need more than your local doctor or hospital can provide. Maybe you want to access a fully-equipped, internationally recognized hospital or clinic overseas which can provide comprehensive health check-ups, a full range of diagnostic testing and state-of-the-art treatments.

We at IMT can help you.

If you are interested in learning more about comprehensive health check-ups available at our leading partner hospitals, please click here.

If you would like to find out more about Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery at top hospitals in India, Dubai, Thailand and Kenya, please contact us today.

We are here to help. By using IMT you will be assured of the following:

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You will get a free, dedicated client coordinator who will help coordinate with our partner hospitals to provide you, for free, with treatment plans and quotes to allow you to make an informed decision about which hospital and treatment is right for you.

All our partner hospitals are internationally accredited (JCI) and are the top hospitals in each country. We only work with market leading hospitals.

If you arrange things through us you will never pay more than if you were to contact the hospitals directly.

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No hidden fees, no obligations – receive a free, dedicated coordinator from IMT to help coordinate and book your international medical treatment.

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Disclaimer

The information provided on this page is in no way to act as a substitute for seeking medical advice from a licensed medical doctor. Always discuss any symptoms or treatment options with your doctor.