FAQs on Bariatric Surgery

What causes obesity?

It is multifactorial disease some of the major factors are:

  • Eating more
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Hereditary
  • Taking medication

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery also known as weight-loss surgery, is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system.


Is this surgery covered by mediclaim

Insurance for weight loss surgery is not offered by the insurers,
But In recent cases, health insurance for bariatric surgery was offered by Star Health Insurance, Bajaj Allianz, United India Assurance and Apollo Munich .Only recently it has been included in the policies, to avail the benefit kindly contact your insurance agent about further details.


What is BMI?

BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in metres.


Who qualifies for weight loss surgery?

If your BMI ≥ 37 with no co-morbidities
or
If your BMI ≥ 32 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
or
if your BMI ≥ 30 with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus


Will bariatric surgery resolve my problems like, Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, PCOD, obstructed sleep apnoea (OSA) etc?

Along with long term weight loss, comorbidities such as Diabetes mellitus, Dyslipidemia, PCOD , Hypertension, Sleep apnoea etc. may get fully reversed or may need reduced drug dosage. Results may vary from patient to patient.


How much weight will I loose after bariatric surgery?

In about 1 years time from surgery, 75% to 80% of your excess weight is likely to reduce


How much time does it take to complete a bariatric surgery?

Usually it takes 1 to 1.5 hours to complete a bariatric surgery.


What is the expected hospital stay for the surgery?

Most patients stay in the hospital approximately 48 to 72 hours after a procedure..
Once patients have tolerated to take oral liquid by mouth and being comfortable patient will be discharged.


Is it a risky surgery?

This surgery is more safe than doing appendix and gallbladder surgery


What assistance does Nobesity provide to patients after the bariatric surgery?

Each patient receives regular follow-up visits with his or her surgeon, nurse and dietitian without any extra cost. Our team of experts is available every step of the way to help individuals achieve the best possible outcomes during this crucial time. We also provide monthly obesity support group meetings to help individuals achieve long-term success.


Why should I choose Nobesity?

Because it is of the most experienced bariatric centre of excellent in India and leads one of the best patient support group program