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India Witnesses a Rising Demand for Weight Loss Surgeries: Over a 100 Surgeries Performed Each Day

  • In India more than a 100 weight loss surgeries are performed by bariatric surgeons in a day.
  • Most of the patients' preferred destinations include Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Indore, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
  • With the highest number of surgeries performed, the northern region seems to be predominant in this arena.
  • Out of the 100 surgeries performed each day, about 15 of them are performed at hospitals in Delhi and the NCR. 
  • According to Dr. Kapil Agarwal, senior consultant laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon at Habilite Obesity Group, about 5% of the population suffers from morbid obesity whereas 4% of them have comorbidities.
  • Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, cardiac diseases and asthma are some of the common comorbidities found in obese patients.
  • Demand for weight loss surgeries in India is now an evergrowing scenario amongst patients from Afghanistan, Iraq, Dubai and other countries in Africa.
  • The four common types of bariatric surgeries opted for according to the patient's health condition are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, mini gastric bypass and gastric banding.       

 

Source: The Hindustan Times

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 27-Jul-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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