Bariatric Surgery Video Testimonial – Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery

I had undergone Bariatric Surgery under Dr. Padmakumar on December 4, 2018. I was 85 Kg, had high cholesterol, had pain in my legs, had trouble walking, and was troubled emotionally and physically due to my weight problem. I got the contact number of Dr. Padmakumar from my friend and underwent Bariatric Surgery. I had […]

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Review after Bariatric Surgery

Dear doctor,  By god’s grace everything is ok now. Before the surgery I was 107 kg now it’s 79. Thank you very much for that. I changed all my food habits nowadays I eat only egg and milk in the morning. Some soup or oats related meals for lunch and dinner. I tried to eat […]

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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 – Does obesity affect pregnancy?

Obesity and Infertility: Obesity is 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 […]

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Weight Loss Treatment – Newer Modalities of Treatment for Obesity

Weight Loss Treatment : 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 […]

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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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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss ( > 30 BMI Patients)

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure for weight loss. In this procedure, the stomach is reduced to about 15% of the original size of the stomach by removing a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The portions of stomach which secretes Ghrelin (hormone which increase appetite and cholesterol) and acid (which […]

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Bariatric Surgery for Obesity and Obesity-Related Conditions

Obesity is a disease. Bariatric Surgery or Bariatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the study of obesity, the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. The Greek word Baro means heavy or large. Diet, exercise, anti-obesity drugs, behavioural therapy are first line treatments of obesity, but success is limited in people with severe obesity. […]

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