FAQs

Why Imas, SIR GANGA RAM HOSPITAL?

The Institute is one of the leading, bariatric centers in India, with serious focus on managing morbid obesity. It consists of well -trained and experienced 10 surgeons. This initiative involves multi-disciplinary integration of various specialties such as – Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Nutritionist, Sleep Medicine, Physiotherapy, Anesthesia, Counsellors, Gastroenterologists and nursing staff dedicated to Bariatric Surgery. The Institute conducts regular ‘Obesity Support Group’ meetings, where people suffering from obesity are able to interact and gain health-empowering knowledge from experts and share experiences of those who have been successfully treated.

When can I start exercising again after surgery?
You will take short and slow walks just after the day of surgery. You can do exercise or any sports after approximately a months’ time.

Will I need to get plastic surgery after bariatric surgery?
Most patients have some loose or sagging skin, but it is often more temporary than expected. You will have a lot of change between 6 and 18 months after surgery. Your individual appearance depends upon several things, including how much weight you lose, your age, your genetics and whether or not you exercise or smoke. Generally, loose skin is well-hidden by clothing. Many patients wear compression garments, which can be found online, to help with the appearance.

Will I have to take vitamins & minerals after bariatric surgery?
You will need to take approximately for 5-6 months regularly because there are lot of changes in the body. You will also need to have regular lab checkups.

Can I go off some of my medications after surgery?
It depends. after the bariatric surgery, you may even be able to reduce the dosage or discontinue the use of your medications in some time after the procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
If your BMI is 37.5 kg/m2 or more with no co-morbidities, then you are a candidate for Bariatric Surgery. If you have your BMI ranging 32.5 or more along with co-morbidities like Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, etc. then you are a candidate for Bariatric Surgery. But if your BMI is ranging around 30 or more without co-morbidities, then you should try an attempt to lose weight by lifestyle modification (diet and exercise). After 2-3 failed attempts, the bariatric surgeon can consider you for surgical intervention.

Will I ever regain my weight?
If an individual after bariatric surgery modifies his/ her lifestyle and dietary intake, then an individual will not regain the weight. But if you do not use it correctly, you can regain some of the lost weight and inches.

What diet will I follow after surgery?
You will be on a progressive diet starting with clear liquids (30 ml/hour), full liquids, then pureed diet, soft diet, and finally normal diet. Your diet will always need to be low in fat and sugar and high in proteins.

When you eat any meals, think PROTEIN FIRST.

 

How much weight will I lose?
Weight loss varies depending on your pre-operative weight and your commitment to following the diet/exercise recommendations after surgery. On average, you tend to lose approximately 40-75% of your excess body weight depending upon which procedure you select.