Bariatric surgery (or weight loss surgery) involves procedures performed on people who are obese. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI) is over 30. Bariatric surgeries are recommended when diet and exercise have not worked and other serious health problems are presented due to obesity such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea etc. Obesity presented with other chronic conditions commonly called metabolic syndrome (diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high triglyceride levels) is treated with metabolic surgery. Bariatric techniques make changes in the digestive system; most surgeries are now performed laparoscopically, depending on the patient’s clinical conditions, enabling faster recovery.
Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department offers comprehensive treatment for patients (adults and paediatric) with morbid obesity presented along with complex comorbidities. Centre provides end-to-end service from accurate diagnosis to state-of-the-art surgical interventions to post-surgical care. Our department physicians utilise a collaborative system to customise treatment plan as per patient’s diagnosis and clinical condition; this involves working across specialists in departments such as diabetology & endocrinology, gastroenterology, hepatology and general & laparoscopic surgery. Patients have access to variety of weight-loss procedures including modern key-hole (laparoscopic) bariatric surgeries.
Pivotal to our bariatric program is delivery of an ecosystem comprising of pre-surgical counselling, psychosocial & mental wellbeing support, advanced post-recovery care, crucial for patients to recuperate early and lead an enhanced quality of life. We are the leading in the city for best surgical outcomes, at par with international standards.
Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach to bring you expert individualised care:
The team is ably supported by intensive care specialists, infectious diseases specialists, radiologists and clinical pharmacologists.
Fortis Hospital Mulund
Senior Consultant Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery