A bariatric surgery is one that promotes weight loss by changing the digestive system’s anatomy, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and digested.
- Editorial Team
October 26, 2013 at 08:35am
Many medical insurance companies refuse to cover bariatric surgeries claiming it's a cosmetic procedure but are they wrong?
- Kriti Saraswat
July 25, 2013 at 10:28am
The recent news about an 11-year-old obese girl undergoing bariatric surgery has put the issue of children’s health and childhood obesity under
- Dr Anitha Anchan
March 02, 2013 at 12:31pm
Diabetes is a condition that can be treated but can’t be cured. You can still live a long and healthy life. All forms of diabetes have been
- Pavitra Sampath
January 30, 2013 at 06:20pm
Is bariatric surgery a cosmetic procedure or a medical one? That is the big question. The Indian Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) which
- Dr Ramen Goel
January 28, 2013 at 08:26am
These days bariatric surgery has become synonymous with weight loss. People who can afford it often think of it as an alternative to eating healthy
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- India.com Health
July 10, 2012 at 12:42pm
Even as India and China top the global chart of obese and diabetic people, experts charted out five prerequisites for patients and surgeons before
- India.com Health
May 18, 2012 at 03:58pm
For 58-year-old Delhi resident Narendra Gupta, life took a new turn when he was able to go off diabetes medication after 15 years. Though nothing
- Nigerian woman undergoes weight loss surgery in India
Confined to a wheelchair after an accident, a 26-year old Nigerian woman had little hope of walking again, due to her excessive weight of 154 kg.
- Should bariatric surgery be included under insurance cover?
GEM Obesity and Diabetes Surgery Centre, Coimbatore has approached the Tamil Nadu Government to bring bariatic surgery (a surgical procedure to
- Govt hosps catch up with pvt peers in bariatric race
For Ramesh Powar (name changed), who weighs 130 kg, doctors at the LTMG Sion Hospital were the only hope. Months after his surgery, 30-year-old
- 4-year-old boy youngest ever to undergo bariatric surgery
Rishi Khatau never looked his age, thanks to the extra kilos of fat that the small boy carried around him. The 4 years and 10 month old weighed 44.5
- More and more Indians getting weight loss surgeries
With diabetes and obesity on the increase in the country, weight reduction procedures or bariatric surgeries are in huge demand in the country, said
- Laproscopic surgery to cure diabetes gaining popularity
Laparoscopic ileal interposition surgery or metabolic surgery to control of type 2 diabetes is catching up in many more countries showing interest
- Weight loss surgeries – the new rage in Kerala!
While food security and starvation are issues that dominate headlines, there are those queuing up in India's most literate state to tuck in their
- Obese man undergoes weight loss surgery to breathe normally
A three-hour operation has helped Munish Chadha, weighing in at 180 kg, breathe normally. He had a rare problem which obstructed his breathing when