Ultimate Guide to Weight loss Surgery: What You need to Know?

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, has gained popularity as an effective solution for individuals struggling with obesity. It can be a life-changing procedure for those who have tried other methods without success.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

There are several types of weight loss surgeries, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. Each procedure works differently to achieve weight loss by restricting food intake, altering digestion, or both. It is important to consult with a qualified bariatric surgeon to determine which surgery is best suited for your individual needs.

Eligibility and Preparation

Weight loss surgery is not suitable for everyone. For Indian origin patients, must meet certain criteria, including a body mass index (BMI) above 32.5 or a BMI above 27.5 with obesity-related health conditions. Preparing for surgery involves evaluations, consultations, and lifestyle changes such as adopting a healthier diet and exercise routine.

Risks and Benefits:

As with any surgical procedure, weight loss surgery carries risks. These can include infection, blood clots, and complications related to anesthesia. However, with improvement in technology & more experience of surgeon, better stapling devices & robotic surgery, the risk of major complication is less than 1%. The patients are able to walk the same day, there are no drains or tubes and liquids are started in the evening after surgery.

The benefits are life-altering, including significant weight loss, improvement in obesity-related health conditions, increased mobility, and improved quality of life.

Post-Surgery Lifestyle Changes:

Weight loss surgery is a great tool for sustainable weight loss. It requires a lifelong commitment to healthy eating habits, regular exercise, and ongoing follow-up with Bariatric Surgery team. Support from a nutritionist& support groups can be invaluable in achieving long-term success.


Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing option for individuals struggling with obesity. However, it is important to thoroughly research and understand the different procedures, eligibility criteria, risks, and benefits before making a decision. Consulting with a qualified bariatric surgeon is crucial to determine the best course of action for your unique circumstances. Remember, weight loss surgery is a tool, and long-term success requires dedication, commitment, and a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Dr. Vivek Bindal

Dr. Vivek Bindal Director & Head -Institute of Minimal Access, Bariatric, and Robotic Surgery