Every individual has a normal weight for their height – this is the basis for calculating BMI or Body Mass Index. Simply put, if your BMI is in the normal range of 18.5 – 22.99 kg/m2 (for Indians and other Asians), you are likely to be in optimal health with a very low risk of weight-related diseases.
Overweight is a state in which a person’s BMI is between 23 and 27.49 kg/m2. At this stage, you are likely to be at risk of developing weight-related diseases if your weight continues to increase.
Obesity is a state in which a person’s BMI is between 27.5 and 32.49 kg/m2. At this stage, your body has already suffered significant damage, even though you may not be aware of it.
Morbid obesity is a disease, in which a person’s BMI is more than 32.5 kg/m2, and you are predisposed to or already suffering from multiple deadly diseases such as Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dyslipidemia (Raised Cholesterol), Hypothyroidism, Infertility, and many more.
In these cases of Morbid Obesity (BMI > 32.5 kg/m2), Bariatric Surgery or METABOLIC SURGERY is scientifically the best treatment option. With this simple and safe surgery, not only can you lose your excess weight, but you can return to your previously healthy and active state of living.
There are multiple types of Bariatric Surgery – Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy with Duodeno Jejunal Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass and many others. Also, for selected patients, this surgery can be performed endoscopically, i.e. without any cuts on the abdomen (e.g. Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon).
All Bariatric Surgeries are done laparoscopically or Robot- Assisted, which means there are 3-5 small cuts on your abdomen, ensuring faster recovery and a pain-free experience.
At the Department of Bariatric and Minimal Access Surgery at Nanavati Hospital, we ensure that the RIGHT PROCEDURE IS SELECTED FOR THE RIGHT PATIENT, and best possible results are achieved.
Here, at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, we offer comprehensive care for all our patients, including detailed counseling sessions with our team of Bariatric surgeons, Bariatric Nutritionist, Bariatric Nurse and Endocrinologist in Mumbai. We also conduct monthly free Bariatric Support Group Meetings for all patients, to keep them motivated and on the path to fitness, lifelong!