PRIMIUS SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI – 110021, INDIA
AM I OBESE ?
Patients are considered morbidly obese if they weight more than 40 kgs over their ideal body weight or have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 32 5 (standards are different for Asian Sub continent and Western Countries)
The BMI uses a mathematical formula that measures both a person’s height and weight in determining obesity. To calculate your BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by your height square in meters. You could also refer to the table below as a quick reference. Your doctor can discuss the BMI in greater detail and determine if you are obese and candidate for gastric by- pass surgery.
RESULTS OF WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
Most patients will lose about 66 to 80 percent of their excess body weight with the gastric bypass procedure. Substantial weight loss occurs 18 to 24 months after surgery; some weight regain is normal and can be expected at two to five years after surgery In addition to weight loss, surgery has been found to have a beneficial effect on many medical conditions such as: diabetes,hypertension, acid reflux, sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), urinary stress incontinence, low back pain, and many others. Medical research has shown that 80% of our diabetic patients had remission from their diabetes (the blood sugar is normal on no medication) Many patients report an improvement in mood and other aspects of psychosocial functioning after surgery.
The overall quality of life is improved. Many patients express elation on being able to do things that may seem trivial to the non-obese person, such as, improvement in personal hygiene, going to the store, playing with their children, getting in and out of a car, riding a roller coaster, shopping for regular sized clothes … the list is endless. Also, because most surgeries are performed laparoscopically (minimal invasive surgery), patients will typically experience shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions and quicker recovery periods.
Weight Loss Surgery and Behavioral Health
Weight loss surgery is a life-altering, stressful process and procedure that requires careful thought, considerable awareness and adjustment. Changes occur both emotionally and physically. Weight loss surgery is not a “cure-all”. Instead, it is a tool to help you achieve a healthier weight. We want you to be as successful as you can with weight loss surgery! In order to have a successful long-term outcome, it‘s necessary to make a number of permanent lifestyle changes. You will need to permanently change your eating habits and activity patterns. A behavioral health evaluation is required because many habits, behaviors, thoughts and emotions can affect the success of weight loss surgery Sometimes additional visits may be needed to complete this evaluation. The Bariatric team member will make individualized recommendations to build upon your strengths and help you address challenges so that you can best lose weight and keep it off.
In addition to the behavioral health evaluation, our team can work with you both before and after surgery. It is sometimes necessary to have follow-up behavioral health visits, either individually or in a group, to change behavioral, emotional or psychological patterns that would interfere with a good surgical outcome. For example, many patients need help from a Psychologist to reduce binge-eating behaviors prior to surgery. This eating pattern can reduce your ability to benefit from the surgery. Behavioral health can also provide additional support, stress management skills, assertiveness building, emotion management (e.g., anger or depression), assistance to stop smoking, and strategies for reducing anxiety or fears associated with having the surgery. Further, after the surgery, many individuals are helped from behavioral health follow-up. These visits can help with your psychological and social adjustment to your new lifestyle. Finally, we also encourage you to attend a Weight Loss Surgery support group. This lets you hear from others who have already had the surgery. Support groups also give you additional information about weight loss surgery and the behavioral changes that you will need to make in order to reach a healthier weight and maintain it for the rest of your life.
In summary, we want to help you achieve the best post surgical outcome possible! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to share them with us during your first health appointment.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Primus Hospital Super Speciality Hospital
Chandragupta Marg Chanakyapuri, New Delhi- 110021For appointments : +91 9999920206, 6620 6630, 6620 6640
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