Commonly thought modalities
Diet And Exercise
Pharmacotherapy Or Medical treatment
Diet and Exercise:
Supervised Diet and Exercise by experts can induce up to 5-10% of weight loss.
Wonder why you always gain weight, despite dieting and exercise?
- Fad diets gives short term results.
- Genes may influence your fats stored, distributed and consumed during exercises.
- Medical conditions like diabetes, hypothyroidism, PCOD and depression.
- Influences of family (genetics).
However, it is very difficult to sustain this due to the compensatory hormonal changes in the body which physiologically try to bring back the weight.
Pharmacotherapy or Medical Treatment:This modality could be effective but needs to be consumed for a lifetime with variable results. It has its own side effects and high cost which could be prohibitive.
Liposuction:Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure for the re-sculpting small amount of unwanted body fat. Liposuction is not a weight loss operation. Liposuction only removes fat under the skin temporarily; subsequently fat can get deposited in the same or other area
Bariatric Surgery/Diabetic surgery: Bariatric and metabolic surgery may be the most viable option to be considered in morbid obesity (a. BMI>32.5 with co-morbidities, b. BMI>35 without co-morbidities) when all the above methods don’t work. It induces various hormonal changes which reduce excessive cravings and improve satisfaction of eating and treat the root cause of formation of fat and its deposition in the body.
Weight loss surgery has become quite common now-a- days. But let’s understand what weight loss surgery is and how it can help you to achieve your weight loss goals. Weight loss surgery is also named as obesity surgery or bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery.
Bariatric surgery is a procedure that involves restyling/tailoring your stomach or small intestine to limit the amount of food you consume, and to reduce the consumption of nutrients. Bariatric and metabolic surgery bring about various hormonal changes which reduce excessive cravings and improve satisfaction of eating and treat the root cause of formation of fat and its deposition in the body.
Bariatric surgery is a recognized and accepted approach for weight-loss surgery. However, not all people affected by severe obesity will qualify for bariatric surgery. A person has to comply certain criteria to be eligible for bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery when combined with fitness habits, healthy diet and nutritional supplements helps you to achieve and maintain weight loss goals.
Thus, Bariatric surgery helps decrease the risks associated with obesity through a substantial reduction in excess weight that is maintained over the long term.
An obese person who has not been able to lose weight with conventional methods (diets, exercise and other weight-loss options) or has found it difficult to maintain
A . Who has BMI more than 35 kg/m2without any associated co-morbidities.
B . Who has BMI more than 32.5 kg/m2with associated co-morbidities.
- Anyone who has weight related co-morbidities like:
- High Blood Pressure
- Type2 Diabetes mellitus
- Lipid profile
- Snoring or sleep apnoea
- Joint pain/Arthritis
- Psychological Dysfunction due to weight
C . Who has uncontrolled Type II Diabetes with some Grade of Obesity or a BMI > 27.5 kg/m2(these procedures for treatment of Type II Diabetes performed in large number at our centre).
Our patients have been able to lose up to 70 – 85% of their excess weight. Those thinking about surgery should talk to our Doctor about what their personal expectations should be for loss of excess weight. In addition to this, co-morbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, infertility, thyroid etc… are often reduced or completely cured.
How Bariatric Surgery Is More Successful
Getting started (planning for a surgery):
The first appointment is like an initial assessment wherein we check your BMI and take a detailed medical and dietary history. Whether you want to lose 5 kgs or 30 kgs or more we examine what you really need. The first step to doing this is by running blood tests to rule out any medical condition and nutritional deficiencies. Post this assessment we offer you the best solution for your problem. Here at Ckosmic we offer a wide variety of services. From surgical weight loss to non-surgical weight loss options like personalized weight management programs to E-diets to meal planning and nutritional counselling to intragastric balloon treatment.
Role of Nutritionist
Weight management program:
- Nutrition is what gives us the raw materials for recuperation, energy and growth. Without a balanced diet your dreams of achieving ideal body will never be reached.
- This program is a safe and effective weight loss program which helps to keep the weight off over a long period through food education and life style.
- As part of the program you need to come for regular follow up with our nutritionist who will monitor your progress in terms of body fat % and muscle mass.
We also provide medical nutrition therapy to help individuals manage chronic conditions like diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hypertension, kidney diseases, PCOD etc and promote wellness. Our nutritionist evaluates your diet and lifestyle. Once we have a realistic picture of your health, our nutritionist will prescribe a food plan than can seamlessly fit into your routine.
Post-surgery follow up
At Ckosmic, we believe in a medically sound, sustainable and holistic approach that is tailored for each patient. We don’t just help you lose weight when you are with us. We give the tools and understanding your need to keep losing weight and stay fit when you are on your own. Regular follow up is the key to your weight loss goal after bariatric surgery. After surgery, you are expected to meet the doctor and the team at least 3 times in the first year with your reports and once every year thereafter. There are many changes pertaining to your lifestyle, dietary habits, exercise schedule etc that need constant support and counselling. It has been seen that patients who follow up regularly tend to get better results.
Our motto “There is no bigger honour in the world for a human being than to be trusted with another human’s wellbeing”.
Cost of bariatric surgery
The cost of bariatric surgery varies from patient to patient depending on lot of factors like the type of surgery chosen, associated co-morbidities, multi-port or single port, the stay at hospital (room rent, duration) etc.