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Safe Outcome Of Bariatric Surgery

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS (edinburgh)
Bariatrician, Mumbai  •  35years experience
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Hi.

I am Dr. Ramen Goel and today we are going to talk about safe outcomes of bariatric surgery. So it has been seen that the surgery can be safely done if the surgeon is doing large volumes of surgery every year. So, general cut off is about 100 surgeries a year. So those who do more than hundred surgeries, the outcomes are better. Outcomes also depend on what is the kind of follow up the program is providing; do they have a counselor; do they have a dietician and outcome also depends on patient's condition before surgery.

So, if they have controlled diabetes, controlled blood pressure, thyroids are well-taken care; the outcomes are better. Outcomes are also better if the patient is compliant that means you follow the instructions that are given by the bariatric program. So bariatric surgery overall can be achieved with very very fewer complications. Complications almost at par with hernia surgery provided you choose the right surgeon and you are willing to follow the instructions. If you need any more details you can connect me through Lybrate.

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