According to the article in mint by Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg, 40% is the reduction in risk of death and heart complications for patients with diabetes and obesity who have undergone weight-loss surgery.

The various kinds of weight-loss surgeries help you lose weight and lower your risk of medical problems associated with obesity.

Let’s take a quick insight into the types of weight loss surgery and its benefits:

Sleeve Gastrectomy

In this procedure, the surgeon removes approx. 60 to 70% of the stomach and what remains is a narrow sleeve which connects to the intestines.

Since this procedure does not affect intestines, the body absorbs food due to which the person does not fall short of nutrients.

Gastric Bypass surgery

In this procedure the stomach is divided into two parts by the surgeon. The upper stomach is then connected directly to the lower section of the small intestine. In short, a shortcut is created for the food, bypassing part of the stomach and small intestine.

Weight loss in Gastric Bypass surgery is quick and almost 50% of the weight is lost after the first 6 months of the surgery.

Gastric Balloon/Intra-gastric Balloon System

In this procedure, a deflated balloon is placed in the stomach through the mouth. Once it is placed properly, it is filled with saline solution that provides a sense of fullness thereby curbing the hunger.

Gastric balloon/Intra-gastric balloon system does not require more hospital stay. The balloon is temporary, stays for 6 months to 1 year (2 types of balloon available – for 6 months and for 1 year) months and a person loses approx 12 to 17 kg of the body weight in the first 6 months.

Which Weight Loss surgery is the best?

A person should opt for a weight loss surgery depending on his/her BMI, Medical condition, comorbidities, and body type.

The best advice and guidance can be given by an expert and we at Radiance Hospitals are equipped to make sure you do not face any hassles while going for a weight loss surgery.

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Do you know you can be suffering from obesity without even knowing about it? Obesity is a disease where the body suffers from an excessive amount of body fat. It is a medical problem that increases the risk of heart diseases, BP, diabetes, and in some cases cancers. It occurs because of a combination of different factors including environmental factors, diet, and physical activities.

According to Prevalence of obesity in India: A systematic review by Rajeev Ahirwar and Prakash Ranjan Mondal, in India, more than 13 crore people suffer from obesity with the prevalence rate of 11.8% to 31.3%. Let’s see some of the most common causes of obesity.

Genetics affect your metabolism and how your body processes food.

  • Sedentary lifestyle leads to low physical activity.
  • Uneven sleep cycle leads to hormonal changes which make you feel hungrier. OSA – Obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Pregnancy weight can be difficult to lose which eventually leads to obesity.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) causes imbalance of female reproductive hormones which aids in weight gain.
  • Hypothyroidism also leads to obesity because of the lack of important hormones.

The good news is that morbid obesity can be cured using surgical methods. These are some of the surgical solutions of obesity.

  • Gastric bypass: In this surgery, food intake and its absorption is restricted. Some part of the stomach is closed off which leads to low intake of food in a single sitting. The small part of the stomach is attached to the small intestine and thus food bypasses the stomach and it leads to low absorption.
  • Mini Gastric Bypass: In this surgery, a part of the stomach is attached to the lower part of the small intestine.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy : It is also called stomach stapling. It is done by applying staples or to the stomach.

Surgical treatments for obesity are gaining a lot of traction. But it is important to choose the best in the healthcare industry for long lasting results. Contact Radiance hospital and book your appointment for surgical treatment of Obesity.

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We have reached a count of 8.5 million cases but a sense of relief is that the recovery rate is improving. But is the recovery worth a sigh of relief?

As per studies, it is proven that COVID-19 is just one virus but when it enters the human body it attacks and affects the various organs also apart from lungs.

Therefore, Radiance Hospital has started the first POST COVID CARE clinic in Ahmedabad which offers post covid care to patients who have recovered from COVID.

Read on to know more what the complications that arise after recovering from COVID are:

  • Lung Fibrosis: Corona affects the lungs due to which some patients who have been affected severely, even after recovery need oxygen supply. Therefore, we make sure that we are able to supply oxygen cylinders to the patient’s home even after he/she recovers from Corona
  • Tiredness and Fatigue: We have come across a lot of patients who complain of constant fatigue even after recovering from COVID. So, we make sure to prescribe them the right kind of diet that will help them stay energized and also prescribe a mixture of allopathic and alternative medicines
  • Brain fog: A lot of patients have complained that after recovering from COVID, they are not able to think clearly and feel that COVID has affected their mental ability to a great extent. For such patients, we perform a scan to understand if any damage has been done to their brain or not and continue to take constant follow-ups from them.
  • Cardiac problems: Most of the patients complain of suffering from cardiac deterioration and one of the reasons could be a history of other health problems but for a lot of patients, it is not the same scenario. Despite of having no previous history of cardiac problems, COVID patients face cardiac deterioration after recovering from COVID. Therefore, for such patients, we analyse their health reports and take constant follow-ups for their betterment.

Most of the COVID patients complain of such health issues after recovering from COVID and are referred to as ‘Long-Haulers’ and we as a team under the guidance of Dr. Yogesh Gupta have undertaken the initiative to start the first POST COVID CARE CLINIC of India

To know more about the first POST COVID CARE CLINIC of India, click on this link:

Let us all come together and conquer COVID-19 and emerge victorious!

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Laparoscopic surgery refers to a minimally invasive surgery technique. Laparoscopic surgery involves small cuts being made instead of long and invasive cuts of 6 to 12 inches long.

Laparoscopic surgery is sometimes referred to as keyhole surgery since the surgeon makes cuts that are not usually more than half-inch long.

Benefits of Laparoscopic surgery are as follows:

Since Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive, it has some really important benefits to offer:

  • Smaller scars
  • Less hospitalization time
  • Less of pain
  • Early recovery

Laparoscopic surgery can be used to perform which operations?

Considering the simplicity and minimum invasive nature of Laparoscopic surgery, it is used to perform a list of operations which would have been done through invasive procedure, otherwise:

  • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Removal of liver tissue
  • Removal of pancreatic tissue
  • Hernia repair
  • Bariatric procedures
  • Esophagus repair
  • Partial removal or repair of colon or small bowel
  • Whipple Surgery

Advancement in the field of Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery has had its share of advancements and Robotic Laparoscopy surgery is something that will change the paradigms of medical science and surgical procedures.

In the robotic version of laparoscopic surgery, a small cut is made and a camera is inserted through that as usual. Here the difference is that the surgeons set up a robot’s mechanical arms and control it via a Surgeon console unit.

The robotic version of the laparoscopic surgery lets the surgeons be more comfort. Therefore, right from detecting an abnormality to removing an abnormality, Laparoscopic surgery is now a preferred type of doing surgery!

And we at Radiance hospitals along with our team of experts ensure to offer the best Laparoscopic surgery experience.

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