What is Obesity?

Weight loss Surgery
Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem - according to the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults ...

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Obesity Treatment

Weight Loss Surgery
Treatments for obesity (source: The Mayo Clinic) Obesity treatments have two objectives: To achieve a healthy weight. To maintain that healthy weight. People wh ...

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Problems of obesity

Obesity raises concern because of its implications for the health. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions. These include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high cholesterol)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infertility
  • Mental disorders
Weight Loss is important as Obesity is health risk

Types of Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery) Procedures

Weight Loss Surgery - Lap Gastric Banding

Weight Loss Surgery - Lap Gastric Banding

Placing a silicon band circumferentially around uppermost aspect of the stomach, thus creating a small proximal pouch that empties slowly resulting in early satiety. The band can be tightened by injecting saline in a port placed subcutaneously

Weight Loss Surgery - Bypass Procedures

Stomach divided into a small proximal and large distal pouch. Proximal pouch is connected to small intestine with roux loupe

Weight Loss Surgery - Bypass Procedure
Weight Loss Surgery - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Weight Loss Surgery - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Subtotal resection of fundus and body of stomach to create a long tubular gastric conduit along lesser curvature of stomach

Weight Loss Surgery - Mini Gastric Bypass - MGB

Weight Loss Procedure - Intragastric Balloon Placement (nonoperative procedure)

It is placing a deflated balloon in the stomach using endoscopy and then filling it to decrease the amount of intragastric space. It can be left in the stomach for a period of 6 months and results in average weight loss of 10-15 kg in half an year. It may be used in patients who are overweight and not coming to the category of sleeve gastrectomy.

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After weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery
After weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery
After weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery

After weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery
After weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery
After weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery

Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute Internationale (MISII)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery,
Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Keyhole Clinic, Thammanam Road, Plarivattom, Kerala, Kochi, India
KIMS Kochi, Pathadipalam, Edapally, Kerala, Kochi, India
Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kerala, Kochi, India

Consultant Surgeon
Starcare Hospital, Mawaleh, Seeb, Muscat, Oman (+968 24557200)
Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai (+971 4 350 0600)
Venniyil Medical Center, Sharjah (+0971 (6) 56 82258)

Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370 (India)
Mobile: 00971567581025 (UAE)
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com


Other Details

National President - Indian Hernia Society
GC Member, Association of Surgeons of India
Vice President- Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Jt. Secretary - Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Founder Member, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society Of India
Founder Member, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
International Faculty of IASGO on Hernia and Diabetic Surgery
International Faculty of IFSO on Diabetic Surgery
Associate Editor : Diabetes and Obesity International Journal