Obesity Surgery in Bangalore | Bariatric Surgery
Obesity Surgery in Bangalore | Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Obesity Surgery in Bangalore | Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery, also known as Weight Loss Surgery is a procedure that helps people who are overweight or obese with other health conditions reduce significant weight and achieve their weight loss goals. It is commonly offered when conservative weight maintenance programs fail to bring results. Weight loss procedures modify the digestive tract, either by reducing nutrition absorption or limiting the amount of food you consume. At Manipal Hospital Jayanagar, we routinely perform simple to complex weight loss procedures using minimally invasive techniques for patients with a BMI (body mass index) over 30+ looking for weight loss surgical options. Consult our bariatric surgery hospital if you need Obesity Surgery in Bangalore.

Obesity Surgery in Bangalore | Bariatric Surgery


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Why Manipal?

Manipal Hospital Jayanagar is known for its finest care for obese patients considering bariatric surgery as a weight loss option. Our modern medical facilities, cutting-edge equipment, and patient-centric approach allow patients to enhance their quality of life and attain sustained weight loss. With the highest accuracy and care, our bariatric surgeons with years of expertise commonly perform various weight loss procedures such as Gastric Sleeve and Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery to help patients get back to a healthy life. Consult our bariatric surgeons if you need Obesity Surgery in Bangalore. 

Obesity Surgery in Bangalore | Bariatric Surgery

Treatment & Procedures

Intragastric Balloon

The Intragastric Balloon is a minimally invasive bariatric treatment for patients dealing with obesity. It is a non-surgical weight loss device placed in the stomach wherein the balloon restricts the stomach’s capacity for a limited time (up to 6 months) and makes patients feel fuller and eat less. 

During the procedure, the bariatric surgeon uses an endoscope to pass the balloon filled with saline down your throat and inflate it in the stomach. It is typically used as a temporary weight loss measure when a patient is unable to reduce weight using other conservative methods. A strict diet regime alongside lifestyle changes remains important to promote significant weight loss. Our doctor will guide you on your dietary restrictions and exercise regimes to further accelerate your weight loss efforts. 

Gastric Sleeve Surgery 

Also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight loss surgical procedure. Often performed laparoscopically, this procedure removes about 70-80% of the stomach, leaving behind a tube-shaped, banana-sized stomach. The surgery limits the amount of food that can be eaten at once, thereby reducing hunger and the urge to eat. This results in patients losing excess weight within a short period. Gastric sleeve surgery also triggers hormonal changes, which aids with weight loss and helps lower the risk of other associated illnesses like high blood pressure and heart disease.

During the procedure, the bariatric surgeon makes smaller incisions in the abdomen and inserts surgical instruments to remove stomach tissues. The surgeon removes the curved region of the stomach by stapling the vertical part. The recovery process from weight loss surgery involves adopting diet and lifestyle changes and regular exercise regimes. Our dietician or bariatric surgeon will provide the necessary recommendations for diets and supplements.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed through laparoscopy. Compared to traditional gastric bypass surgery, it has the advantages of a shorter operating time, more superficial anatomy, and perhaps more dramatic weight loss.

In this procedure, the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach by bypassing the intestinal region. This restricts the amount of food consumed and limits the absorption of calories and nutrients. About 150 cm - 250 cm of the small intestine is bypassed and directly attached to the new stomach through the omega loop. 

Mini gastric bypass surgery helps improve digestion due to the reduced size of the stomach, which can result in fewer episodes of indigestion, heartburn, and reflux. The patients should, however, adopt diet and lifestyle alternations and regular exercise schedules post-surgery.

Banded Bariatric Surgery

Banded bariatric surgery, commonly referred to as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), is a less invasive weight loss procedure than other bariatric surgeries. In the procedure, a silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band and the rest of the stomach below. This smaller pouch limits the amount of food the stomach can hold, helping patients feel full sooner.

Surgeons can adjust the band by adding or removing saline through a port placed under the skin to achieve optimal weight loss results. Unlike other bariatric surgeries, banded bariatric surgery does not involve reducing the size of the stomach or rerouting the intestines. However, it requires a strong commitment to lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, to achieve and maintain weight loss in the long run. Regular follow-ups are also necessary to adjust the band and monitor progress.

Obesity Surgery in Bangalore | Bariatric Surgery

Facilities & Services

A few treatments available for Bariatric Surgery are Gastric bypass - This is a procedure that reduces the size of the stomach surgically by dividing the stomach pouch into two. The small intestine is then divided, and the lower end of the divided small intestine is connected to the first part of the stomach pouch. The 2nd part of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine are still connected, so lower down the small intestine, gastric juices produced in the 2nd part of the pouch will eventually mix with the food. The smaller stomach pouch means that the patient's appetite as well as ability to eat is significantly reduced. The bypass can lead to dramatic changes in weight loss. A gastric bypass allows people with chronic weight gain problems to lose weight which would otherwise endanger their lives. The procedure also requires certain dietary restrictions to be followed by the patient post-surgery since some digestive functions will not function as they used to.


In general, bariatric surgery is suggested for patients who suffer from extreme obesity. It can also be recommended to patients with obesity who suffer from serious life-threatening health problems, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, liver, and kidney function problems, or severe sleep apnea.

The bariatric surgery procedure lasts approximately 1.5 hours, and the patients have to stay at the hospital for one day, and sometimes two days. The recovery time for the surgery is about two weeks.

The different types of bariatric surgery procedures include:

  • Intragastric Balloon

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Banded Bariatric Surgery

Patients can reduce up to 60% of their excess weight in the first 6 months after the surgery and almost 80% of their excess weight after a year. So, the procedure is quite successful for patients suffering from extreme cases of unhealthy weight.

Patients will be placed on a liquid diet for the first few days after the surgical procedure. Gradually, they will be allowed to have a pureed diet and highly soft foods before moving to a normal diet. There may be restrictions or limits on how much and what you can eat and drink. Your dietician and doctor will help you with a proper diet plan to follow for optimal weight loss.

Obese individuals are at far greater risk of dying from obesity-related diseases, including coronary artery disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. A healthy weight for most people is defined as a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9.

Manipal Hospital Jayanagar is known for its finest care for obese patients considering obesity surgery in Bangalore. Book an appointment now!

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