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Weight Loss Surgery – Bariatric Surgery – VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

Bariatric deals with Obesity. “Baro” is a Greek word which means heavy or large. Bariatric surgery is also referred to as “weight loss surgery” and is performed on people who suffer from obesity. It includes a variety of procedures, namely removing a portion of stomach (sleeve gastrectomy), removing the size of the stomach (gastric band), or re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass).

Bariatric Surgery (otherwise weight loss surgery) is proved effective and long term studies show that these procedures cause long term weight reduction, resolution of diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors and obstructive sleep apnea, etc.

According to a medical guideline published by the American College of Physicians, Weight Loss Surgery or Bariatric surgery should be considered as an option for treatment in patients with BMI of 40 kg/m2 or above, who instituted and adequate exercise and diet regimen, but failed, and also in patients presenting with obesity-related comorbid conditions. Obesity-related comorbid conditions include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), impaired glucose tolerance.

Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem and is a rising medical problem. 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 (Diabetes Mellitus)
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high cholesterol)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and Gallbladder disease
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infertility
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Problem
  • Mental disorders

Obesity and Overweight definitely has detrimental health effects. People with BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeding the normal range has much greater risk of medical issues.

The first-line treatments of obesity and overweight include diet, excercise, behaviour therapy, and anti-obesity drugs. But for severe obesity this has limited success and success for long term is very poor. Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss than these conventional treatments. Weight loss surgery can improve the quality of life and bring improvement in obesity related diseases (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, etc).

Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala is performed regularly at VPS Lakeshore Hospital headed by Dr. R. Padmakumar. VPS Lakeshore, also known as Lakeshore Hospital is a multi super-speciality Hospital in Kochi, Kerala.  It is located along National Highway 47 in Nettoor, and is a 650-bedded facility with over 30 clinical departments. 

Dr. R. Padmakumar heads the department of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) at VPS Lakeshore.

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“.

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Weight Loss from 138 Kg to 108 Kg in 3 months.
Patient shares his experience from Oman
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Weight Loss from 157 kg to 113 kg after Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Patient shares experience of Sugar level coming down to normal condition after the surgery. 22 Kg weight loss in the first month itself.
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Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery from 85 Kg to 60 Kg.
Cholesterol got normal, leg pain resolved
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Weight Loss after Sleeve Gastrectomy - after One Year 130 kg to 80 kg.
Had trouble breating, snoring before the surgery due to obesity. After surgery, snoring and trouble breathing has resolved.
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Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery
April 2019
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This balloon is enough to reduce 15 kg weight in days
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January 2019
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Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
MBBS, DNB, MNAMS, DipALS, FAIS, FIMSA, FCLS, FRCS (GL)
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Verwandeln Institute (Transforming Lives)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity Surgery or Bariatric Surgery, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Keyhole Clinic, Thammanam Road, Plarivattom, Kochi, Kerala, India
VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India
VSM Hospital, Mavelikkara, Kerala, Kochi, India
Chairman - Association of Surgeons of India, Kerala Chapter

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Keyhole Clinic - Center for Obesity and Laparoscopy

Palarivattom, Kochi, Kerala

VPS Lakeshore Hospital

Maradu, Kochi, Kerala


Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370
Email: [email protected]

Website:
www.drrpadmakumar.com

Chairman, Association of Surgeons of India - Kerala Chapter
National President - Indian Hernia Society (2016)
GC Member, Association of Surgeons of India (2013 - 2018)
Vice President- Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Jt. Secretary - Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2016)
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