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Bariatric Surgery in Kerala

Bariatric Surgery in Kerala - Keyhole Clinic - Best Weight Loss Treatments

Bariatric Surgery is a surgery performed for weight loss on people suffering from obesity. This is a weight loss procedure and is also known as weight loss surgery. Obesity has adverse health effects and is considered a serious medical condition and hence the need to be treated. Diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, obstructive sleep apnea, etc are some of the medical issues associated with obesity. The surgery helps in restricting food intake and reduces food absorption from stomach and intestine. Thus overall body weight reduction is achieved and helps improve associated medical disorders that result from excess body weight.

Bariatric Surgery in Malayalam

Surgery is indicated:

  1. In patients with BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater. BMI is an approximate measure of a person’s body fat based on height and weight.
  2. In patients suffering with obesity-related medical conditions. Eg: Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, etc

Surgery is indicated in patients with BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater.

Bariatric Surgery can be of different types. These include:

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Gastroplasty

In Sleeve Gastrectomy, the stomach is reduced to about 15% of the original size of the stomach. This reduced food intake. The portion of the stomach which secretes the “hunger hormone ” or Ghrelin is the part which is removed.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a type of Bariatric Surgery where the stomach is reduced to about 15% of the original size of the stomach.  It is a very common procedure for weight loss and is performed regularly in Kerala.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery – Roux-en-Y

In Gastric Bypass Surgery or Roux-en-Y, the stomach is divided into two. A small upper pouch and a large lower pouch. The small intestine is then reattached to the upper pouch. Thus a bypass for food is created. This results in absorption of less calories and nutrients.

Laparoscopic Gastroplasty is yet another procedure for weight loss in obese patients. In comparison, Laparoscopic Gastroplasty is considered superior to intragastric Balloon as there are sustained results for many years. In Laparoscopic Gastroplasty, there is no cutting involved and so there is no chance of bleeding. The stomach is not resected in this procedure as is done in the case of Sleeve Gastrectomy, so no leak. It is less expensive, the duration of anesthesia given is less. The patient can return early to normal life. Laparoscopic Gastroplasty is reversible in case the patient wishes to do so.

This is a non-surgical weight loss procedure. A deflated balloon is placed into the stomach using an endoscope orally. The balloon is then inflated. This reduces the space in the stomach. Thus due to the presence of the inflated balloon in the stomach, food intake is restricted. The balloon is left in the stomach for a period of up to 6 months. This procedure is mostly advised in people who come into the category of overweight, but not obese.

These procedures doesn’t come under Bariatric Surgery, but are cosmetic body shaping procedures or fat removal surgeries.

Tummy Tuck Surgery / Abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck, also called Abdominoplasty, is performed on people with hanging abdomen. Tummy tuck improves the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal wall muscle.


This is a cosmetic procedure to remove unwanted fat in the body. This uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body such as hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, neck, arms etc. It is usually done on people who has a stable body weight, but has too much body fat in specific areas of the body.

The surgery is effective in reducing excess body weight up to 50 to 85%. Medical conditions associated with Obesity like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, also improves or resolves along with the weight reduction.

People often ask this question “how safe is weight loss surgery”? It is normal to have concerns before undergoing any surgery. Though any surgical procedure has risks, this surgery is considered one of the safest surgery to undergo. The surgery is done laparoscopically, further reducing the risk.

The risk of living with obesity is very high as obesity is a serious illness and is the root of other medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease etc. When compared to the risk of continuing to live with obesity, weight loss surgeries would be safer to undergo.

Keyhole Clinic is the Best Center for Bariatric Surgery in Kerala offering consultations for weight loss treatments in Kerala. We have a Well Experienced and Reputed Team with over 28 years of Experience in the field of Obesity (Weight Loss Treatments) and Laparoscopy. The team is headed by Dr. R. Padmakumar, who is a renowned Bariatric Surgeon in India. The team also includes Dr. Madhukar Pai, who is a Senior Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon.

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Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the Best Bariatric Surgeons in Kerala. Dr. Padmakumar is hailed as the leading Obesity Surgeon in India & UAE, first in the World to perform Scarless Bariatric Surgery with Abdominoplasty. He is first to start Diabetes mellitus resolution surgery in the state for non-obese category (5th in the world). Dr. R Padmakumar was awarded Indywood Medical Excellence Award for Professional Excellence in Obesity & Diabetes Surgery 2018.

He was selected in the list of “100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf”, among 40 lakhs Indians, holding 28th position for the professional excellence and commitment in obesity and diabetes surgery in 2012. At IASGO 2013 – The 23nd World Congress) to be held at Bucharest, Romania – Dr. Padmakumar was the invited specialist speaker to present topic on Sleeve Gastrectomy (for Obesity).

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Dr. R. Padmakumar – Bariatric Surgeon in Kerala

The cost is quite affordable compared to the cost of weight loss treatments in other parts of India and foreign countries. When compared to the benefits that the surgery offers, the cost is really worth it. For enquiry on the cost, whatsapp your message:

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