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Losing weight is a struggle for most of us. Maintaining the ideal body weight means watching what you eat, exercising regularly, and paying extra attention to your daily activities. The pressure of family and friends to lose weight and the judgmental looks that you get from people in your daily life can cause a serious dent on the self-esteem. Getting rid of the extra kilos that you have been carrying on your body will not only make you look good it will also protect you against many problems and diseases that can damage your body.

But not all of us are lucky enough to just get rid of the extra weight by following a good diet and exercising regularly. When everything else has failed, gastric surgery can help you lose the extra weight and keep it away.

How can Gastric Surgery in India help you regain health?

Gastric surgery keeps obesity away. Obesity can cause many diseases, which in turn leads to low quality of health and even depression.  Unwanted weight often causes us to feel sad and low in confidence.  Gastric surgery in Mumbai can help you avoid the following problems:

  • Type 2 Diabetes: One of the major side effects of unwanted weight is the high risk of diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can further lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, high blood pressure, kidney disease, nerve defects, difficulty in healing wounds etc.
  • Hypertension: High blood pressure increases the chances of heart disease, heart failure, and stroke.
  • Heart disease: Many studies have shown that obesity leads to heart disease and puts you on a high risk of heart attack.
  • Respiratory disorders: People who are heavy weights have reduced lung capacity. This means a high risk of infections, asthma, and other respiratory disorders. Obese people are four times more likely to get asthma than other people.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea leading to fatigue and drowsiness.
  • Increase cancer risk: Obese people have a higher percentage of death rates from cancer.
  • GERD: Being heavy weight means you run a high risk of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease leading to problems such as heartburn, throwing up food, coughing, belching etc.
  • Bone and joint damage
  • Fatty liver disease which causes scaring of liver and if not treated it can lead to liver failure.

Overweight women also run a high risk of PCOS, infertility and rashes and skin. Having excess weight that you are not able to get rid off can affect the quality of your life and by opting for gastric surgery in India you can avoid these complications.

There are many reasons to seek bariatric surgery in India. It gives you the opportunity to lose weight and keep it off.  Gastric surgery is a surgery that will involve incisions and a major lifestyle change. Consulting a good bariatric surgeon who is an expert in gastric surgery in India will help you alley your fears about the surgery and will be able to give more personalized information to help in your decision about the type of gastric surgery that will suit you.

If you have tried going on a diet and exercised till your muscles are screaming ‘no more’ then gastric surgery will give you the relief that you have been looking for so long. However it is not as simple as going to any surgeon and getting them to take off the weight. Gastric surgery is Mumbai is a technical operation and you should only go to the best and experienced gastric surgery surgeon India to get good results.  Here are some steps to keep in mind for gastric surgery in India.

Eligibility for Gastric Surgery:

The self-will to lose the extra weight is the first criterion for gastric surgery. Other factors include

  • Your BMI is 40 or higher
  • Your age is between 35-40 and you have conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, or sleep apnea, which are caused because of obesity.
  • You are not able to keep your weight under check and have explored all other options.

How will gastric surgery in Mumbai benefit me?

Weight loss is not the only benefit of gastric surgery in Mumbai.  A successful gastric surgery in India can

  • Reduce type 2 diabetes
  • Cure high blood pressure
  • Reverse fatty liver
  • Reduce the risk of cancer
  • Increase your life expectancy
  • Improve sexual dysfunction
  • Treat PCOS and sleep apnea
  • Relive joint pain and other body pain
  • Increase fertility

Which Gastric surgery in Mumbai is right for me?

There are many weight loss options available and it is natural and normal to be confused about the right procedure. A discussion between you and top gastric surgeon in India will help you understand the procedures. Your medical history, conditions, and expectations are taken into consideration by the gastric surgery doctor before finalizing the plan.  At The Esthetic Clinics we use superior techniques that means that all gastric surgery procedures are done using minimally invasive techniques which in turn means faster recovery for the patients. Here is a primer on different types, recovery, and post-operative care of gastric surgeries for you to make an informed choice with your gastric surgeon in Mumbai.

Types of Gastric Surgery:

There are three main types of gastric surgeries and these include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric branding and sleeve gastronomy. Top gastric surgery experts will discuss the pros and cons of the surgeries with you. Each surgery will require you to follow a diet and exercise program in order to get the ideal results. Gastric surgery will assist you on the weight loss journey and your determination to keep the weight away from you will help achieve your health goal.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery:   This is the oldest gastric surgery dating back for more than twenty years and is the gold standard for gastric surgeries. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery in India shrinks the size of your stomach to a walnut size pouch. This results in you eating lesser calories, fat, and feel fuller soon.  Gastric bypass surgery is done in three steps:

  • In the first step the gastric bypass surgeon will disconnect the top part of your stomach making a small pouch.
  • In the second step the gastric bypass surgeon will divide your small intestine in two parts and attach the lower part to the small stomach pouch so that the food will bypass the stomach and enter the small intestine.
  • In the third step the surgeon will connect the upper part of the small intestine to farther down the lower part thus rerouting the gastrointestinal tract.

Gastric bypass surgery will change the hormones, bacteria and other substance in the tract and they will have a direct effect on the portion size that you can intake (called malabsorption). About 90 to 95% of the stomach is bypassed.


  • Helps lose 10-20 pounds more than other gastric surgeries
  • Leads to good hormonal changes and better diabetes improvement
  • No external elements are placed in the body
  • Changes in the gut hormones lead to supressed hunger
  • Increases body’s energy expenditure
  • Helps in significant long term weight loss (up to 80%)


  • Difficult to reverse
  • Can cause vitamin deficiencies
  • Requires longer hospital stay

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery in India is suitable for obese people who are suffering from acid reflux and severe diabetes.

Gastric Sleeve/ Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery: In this type of surgery the gastric surgeon in Mumbai will only operate on the stomach and remove about 85% of it, leaving behind a banana like sleeve. The stomach section is closed with staples. This type of gastric surgery reduces the part of your stomach thus reducing the amount of food you can fit into it.


  • Great weight loss than the gastric band
  • Rapid and significant weight loss (more than 50%)
  • No bypass and rerouting of the GI is needed
  • You only need to stay in hospital for about two days


  • Since the stomach is removed permanently the procedure cannot be revered
  • Risk of vitamin and iron deficiency
  • Increased risk of acid reflux and hernia

Gastric Sleeve/ Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery in Mumbai is suitable for people who have had multiple abdominal surgeries when it is impossible to operate on the GI track, gastric sleep surgery in Mumbai is suitable for high-risk surgical patients and people who weight more than 450 pounds or 200kgs.  Gastric sleeve surgery is also suitable for patients who are on mediations to treat illness.

Gastric Banding gastric surgery in Mumbai: In this type of gastric surgery for weight loss the surgeon in Mumbai will place an inflatable band inside the top of your stomach to create a small pouch. The band is filled with a saline solution. The band’s size can be easily adjusted by altering the amount of saline solution in it. The gastric band is made of silicon and does not cause any adverse reactions in the body. The gastric band makes you feel full after easting small amounts of food.


  • If you are not losing weight with the band the gastric surgeon will remove the band.
  • Low risk surgery
  • Low chances of vitamin shortage
  • No alteration of intestines.
  • Excess weight loss of approximately 40 %
  • No cutting of stomach and intestines
  • Reversible and adjustable


  • Follow up visits are needed to adjust the size of the band
  • Low amount of weight loss
  • Band removal because of intolerance is high
  • Slow weight loss

Duodenal Switch Gastric surgery/ Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch: In this type of gastric surgery for weight loss the gastric surgeon will remove the part of the stomach to create a sleeve. In this type of bariatric surgery done by top surgeons in Mumbai, you get  better chances of more weight loss and greater metabolic effects.  This type of gastric surgery in India is done in two steps:

  • In the first step a stomach sleeve is made by removing a portion of the stomach
  • In the second step the small intestine is divided into two parts and the upper part of the intestine is connected to the lower part so that the food bypasses the most of the intestine.


  • Reduces the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed by the body
  • Allows more weight reduction than other types of gastric surgeries
  • Most effective surgery for treatment of diabetes


  • Leads to shortage of vitamin, mineral, proteins and iron in the body.
  • Its effect lessons over time and eventually patients are able to eat usual amounts of food.
  • Higher risk of surgical complications

Duodenal Switch Gastric surgery/Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch gastric surgery is suitable for people with severe obesity and/or server metabolic disease. You will need to follow the gastric surgery doctor’s instructions with great diligence to avoid the risk of malnutrition.

How is the Gastric surgery performed in Mumbai?

Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery or gastric surgery in Mumbai is done by best gastric surgeons in Mumbai using laparoscopic methods so that there are very less incisions and only small cuts are required. Gastric surgery is done under general anaesthesia. Laparoscopic surgery is more convenient than open surgery method, causes less pain, and has faster recovery time.

Open gastric surgery is done by making a large cut across the abdomen. This type of surgery is preferred by best gastric surgeons in India for people who are morbidly obese or have has a stomach surgery before.

What happens before gastric surgery?

Gastric surgery requires consultation with a good gastric surgeon in India, a dietician and a gastroenterologist.  Expert doctors in gastric surgery in India will examine your health in the form of a physical exam and blood test. You will have to stop drinking and smoking six weeks before the surgery.

The dietician will advise you on what to eat and what to avoid after the surgery and help you plan a lifestyle change after the surgery. Expert doctor will also check if you are psychologically ready to manage the changes after the bariatric surgery. You will also be required to be more active and follow a healthy diet plan before the surgery and bring in your blood sugar levels close to normal.

What to expect after gastric surgery:

You will need to rest and recover after the surgery but at the same time you need to prepare your body and mind for the changes that the successful gastric surgery will bring about in your life.  Here are some tips to help you recover faster after gastric weight loss surgery:

  • Walk and move around the house during the recovery period
  • Start doing the physical activity that the doctor advised
  • Slowly increase the activity level
  • You might have to go on a liquid diet for some time after the surgery therefore make sure that you intake only healthy liquids
  • Slowly the gastric surgeon will add soft foods and then the solid diet to your meal plan.
  • You will need to eat small meals and make sure that you chew your food well.
  • Eat the dietary supplements regularly

Best gastric surgeons in India will also advise you to

  • Avoid caffeine for three months post-surgery
  • Avoid carbonated drinks for six months post-surgery
  • Avoid greasy fatty food
  • Avoid spicy food
  • Avoid eating microwaved food

Risks of Gastric Surgery:

Compared to the complications that obesity brings with it, the risks associated with gastric surgery are minimal and easy to manage. Top gastric surgery surgeons or bariatric surgeons in Mumbai will explain the potential risks associated with gastric surgery. Some common side effects of gastric surgery include kidney stones, not losing the desired amount of weight, regaining weighting and dumping syndrome.

Gastric surgery in India is one of the safest surgical procedures and its advantage outweighs the pain and side defects. Most top gastric surgeon in India use laparoscopic method for gastric surgery, which in minimally invasive technique and cuts down on gastric surgery cost, reduces the hospital stay, reduces the recovery time and post-surgery pain.

Gastric Surgery at The Esthetic Clinics:

Gastric surgery surgeons at The Esthetic Clinics have performed high volumes of weight loss surgeries and that gives them the edge over other weight loss surgeons in Mumbai. Experienced weight loss experts at The Esthetic Clinics will be with you on every step of the way in your weight loss journey. Our gastric surgery experts will schedule post operation follow-ups for your journey to a fitter and healthier life.

Our team of experts at The Esthetic Clinics includes specialized gastric surgery and bariatric surgeons, dieticians, gastroenterologist, and anaesthesiologist that create individualized treatment and care plans to give you the best possible results.  Our treatment main includes spaced follow to ensure there are no complications post-surgery, and we will help you prevent weight gain and maintain a healthy diet plan to avoid nutritional deficiencies.

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Best Plastic, Cosmetic & Oculoplastic Surgery in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

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