A bariatrician treats obesity and its associated conditions and if he or she performs surgical procedures, he or she is known as a bariatric surgeon.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT BARIATRICIAN?
From morbid obesity to overweight, bariatricians are consulted by patients who want to lose weight and wish to have an optimal body weight.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF BARIATRICIAN?
Bariatricians collect information about the patient's health status, weight history and so on so as to come up with effective weight loss management programmes including dietary and lifestyle changes.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE BARIATRICIAN FOR
The bariatrician can be sought for improving lipid profile, blood pressure levels, symptoms of depression, etc.
DID YOU KNOW?
A 12-year-old girl was the youngest recipient of weight loss surgery.
Obesity Case Study
Bariatric Surgery was performed on this patient about a year ago. She was suffering from following problems – 1. Severe Obesity (weight 120Kg) – since over 20 years. 2. Diabetes – since 10 years. 3. High BP – since 10 years. 4. Joint Pains – 5 years. 5. Breathing Problem – 5 years. 6. Swelling on both feet. 7. Fatty liver 8. Depression She has lost 45 kg weight since surgery and continues to lose more. She has been cured from all above mentioned problems. She is not diabetic anymore. The surgery is done with laparoscope, so there is hardly any scar. Patient can start walking on the day of surgery and is discharged from hospital within 2-3 days. This small surgery has changed her life completely. This surgery can add upto 15 years to the life of patient as patient is cured from so many life-threatening diseases. It also deceases their risk of heart disease by 85%. Even patient feels much younger after surgery. Bariatric Surgery is now covered under CGHS and ECHS as well. We also do Diabetes Surgery / Metabolic Surgery – The surgery to cure / improve diabetes. Patients who are not so obese but are diabetic and their diabetes is not getting controlled with any other means can undergo this surgery. It is approved by International Diabetes Federation, American Diabetes Association etc.