Columbia Asia Hospitals, Gurgaon Conducts Bariatric Surgery Camp

A major ailment associated with lifestyle disorders, obesity is not just a problem of excessive fat and its aesthetic implications on the human body. Rather, it is a condition that puts the affected person in the line of danger of a series of diseases including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and 13 types of cancers.


Considered a disorder exclusive to the Western rich for a long time, obesity is now emerging as a health concern in developing countries like India as well.

With rapidly changing lifestyles, adoption of western dietary habits and absence of physical activity in our lives, a large part of the Indian population is falling into the trap of lifestyle disorders – obesity being one of them. The incidence of obesity is increasing in the country, including in cities like Gurgaon.

Treating obesity requires multiple approaches depending upon the situation of the affected person. Bariatric surgery, a medically proven weight loss surgery for morbidly obese people is a viable option to help patients lose significant amount of weight, and reduce life-threatening risks of obesity.

Ahead of World Obesity Day, Columbia Asia Hospitals, Gurgaon today organized a special bariatric surgery camp for people struggling with excessive weight and related complications.

The camp will be presided over by Dr. Mriganka Shekar Sharma and Dr.Amit Goswami, Reputed Bariatric Surgeons from Columbia Asia Hospitals. Bariatric surgery is a surgical intervention that helps morbidly obese people reduce weight and gain normalcy in life.

“In our country, obesity is often considered just an aesthetic concern; even made fun of. However, it is important to underline that obesity is a medical problem which needs a multi-dimensional approach to treatment. It is a major health risk and makes people prone to co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension, breathing problems, sleep apnea and heart disease. Obesity is associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancers. It also puts you at an increased risk of orthopaedic problems, meaning your knees may give away. For many people attempts to lose weight do not yield any significant results. Bariatric surgery is a viable option for this set of people who have failed to lose weight through other options and are facing health complications due to excessive weight,” says Dr. Mriganka Shekhar Sharma, Consultant – Bariatric & Minimal Access Surgery Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon.

The camp offered consultation to people and shortlisted individuals who can be helped by Bariatric surgery to return to normal lives.

“Bariatric surgery is a useful and comprehensive treatment option that enables one to lead a normal and healthy life with free post-operative consultation of over one year. The surgery is followed by a comprehensive approach involving diet management and exercise to ensure return to a normal and healthy life. Bariatric surgery not only reduces fat but also has a positive impact on obesity-related conditions like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension,” says Dr. Amit Deepta Goswami, Consultant – Bariatric & Minimal Access Surgery Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon.

Bariatric surgery is a procedure that allows dangerously obese people to lose weight by reducing the size of their stomach through a number of ways, depending upon the type of surgery opted for. This effectively cuts down the food intake of the person and results in weight loss. If you religiously follow the diet and exercise recommendations post surgery, you can succeed in keeping your weight issues away.

This surgery can be a real boon for people who are suffering from obesity-linked ailments like heart diseases, diabetes and orthopaedic issues and badly need to reduce weight in order to survive and live a healthy life.

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