Hi! I am Dr Satish Pattanshetti, General Surgeon. I am specialized in laparoscopic surgeries i.e. keyhole surgery. Today I will talk about bariatric surgery. Obesity is a lifestyle disease. It is getting increased all over the world. It is the main cause of almost 55 diseases. Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, knee pain, back pain, infertility caused by obesity. How to control this problem as it is a lifestyle disease. It is because of a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle. How to deal with it? Change your lifestyle. Reduce stress level, take proper sleep, eat on time. Increase the protein content in your diet. Avoid smoking and drinking. We prescribe your medicines and endoscopic treatment. Diet should be controlled and regular exercises should be done.
If obesity is till not controlled then we do bariatric surgery. We reduce stomach size. We make 4-5 holes and it is a 1-hour procedure. The patient gets discharged within 3 days. The procedure depends upon the profile of the patient. After this surgery, sugar gets controlled. Diabetes gets controlled the very next day. That is why is known as metabolic surgery. It is not good for the patient for a thin patient who all are having diabetes. Bariatric surgery is strongly recommended for obese with diabetes patient. I also do hernia surgery. It is a very common disease. We do laparoscopic surgery which is very safe for the patient. The patient will be back to the normal life in very few days. Thank You.