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Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala at VPS Lakeshore Hospital

Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala is performed regularly at VPS Lakeshore Hospital by team led by Dr. R. Padmakumar. Dr. Padmakumar is hailed as the leading Obesity / Bariatric Surgeon in India and UAE. He received Indywood Medical Excellence Award in 2018 for “Professional Excellence in Obesity and Diabetes Surgery“. What is Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric […]

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Obesity and Infertility

Obesity: A life-long, progressive, life-threatening, genetically-related, multi-factorial disease of excess fat storage. BMI (Body Mass Index) = Weight in Kg / Height in M2. For Asian populations, classifications remain the same as the international classification, but public health action points for interventions are set at 23, 27.5, 32.5 and 37.517. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions […]

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Obesity – Newer Modalities of Treatment for Weight Loss

It will be a wish of everybody to have an attractive body figure. There was a time when majority were running around to find ways to increase body weight but today great majority are depending on various methods and advertisements modalities for reducing body weight. It is very happy to know that modern medicines has […]

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Intragastric Balloon or Gastric Balloon Placement for Weight Loss

Intragastric Balloon Placement 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 a year. It may be used in […]

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Bypass Procedures for Weight Loss

These are malabsorptive procedures. In this the stomach is connected to a distal part of the intestine so that the absorption is reduced and thus causing weight reduction. There is good weight loss and resolution of metabolic syndrome to great extent. It is less preferred due to shunting of food (dumping syndrome) and some vitamin […]

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