Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. Wrong food habits and an inactive lifestyle are to blame. Indians are genetically susceptible to weight accumulation, especially around the waist. Currently, almost 1 in 5 men and over 1 in 6 women are overweight. In some urban areas, the rates are as high as 40%.
Excess body fat puts you at a risk of ailments like heart attack, high blood pressure, slipped disk, diabetes, problems in pregnancy, stroke, paralysis, arthritis as well as cancer of breast, uterus and prostate.
The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. The most important research finding is that even a 10% weight loss gives all the health benefits. You need not attempt and aim for too much weight loss.
Bariatric medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with problems of excess body fat and associated problems. A Bariatric Consultant would help monitor, co-ordinate and modify various aspects of treatment such as diet, exercise, medicine, surgery (in rare cases) and counselling.
At Jupiter Hospital, our weight loss programme is research-based and guided by a Bariatrician who offers safe and effective weight loss procedures.
Weight-loss surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for those having a BMI of 40 or greater, or weighing more than 100% over ideal body weight. In addition, a patient with a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity-related diseases is considered to be a candidate for weight-loss surgery.
The most commonly performed weight-loss surgeries are Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding or Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch.
Diet and Activity Counselling
Herein, a nutritionist and physiotherapist work with you to develop individualised meal and activity plan to suit your lifestyle and medical conditions. 'How to shop'; cook healthy recipes, incorporate activity in day's work and how to enjoy vacations, restaurants and resorts.
Weight Loss Programme
Many people can follow a diet and lose weight, the challenge, however, comes in maintaining the weight-loss. At Jupiter hospital, our weight loss programme is research based and guided by a Bariatrician who offers safe and effective weight loss treatments.
First Step: The initial consultation by Bariatric physician involves a focused medical evaluation for diseases related to obesity, weight history, past diet attempts and psychological history.
The treatment Plan includes:
- Behavior modification
Know your Doctors
Refer to Dr. Nitin Patankar in the General Physician section
Tel: 022 2172 5555, Extn: 1155 | Direct: 022 2172 5559
The provided information is basic and elemental for patient familiarisation only. This information is not a substitute for medical advice.