Manipal Hospital Offers Bariatric Surgery Package

by Kathy Jones on  July 16, 2010 at 10:35 PM General Health News
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The department of surgical gastroenterology at Manipal Hospital is offering a bariatric surgery package so that patients can get sufficient pre-operative education about the surgery.
 Manipal Hospital Offers Bariatric Surgery Package
Manipal Hospital Offers Bariatric Surgery Package

"Obesity has become a growing health problem across the world. In India, an estimated 5% to 10% people are obese, and among them 2% are morbidly obese," said Dr SC Nagendra Swamy, COO, Bangalore region and director, Shared Strategic Services. "Among various health problems associated with morbid obesity are hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, osteoarthritis, respiratory disease, sleep disorders and depression."

The Bariatric Surgery Services unit comprises of physicians, nurses, dieticians, psychotherapists and exercise physiologists.

This team will educate people on the need for the surgery and will also provide a comprehensive weight management program for patients.




Source: Medindia

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Over weight is a disease that is generally self created. In North India it passes off simply as ' Khata Peetha Ghar ka hai'. You will neverr find a less educated person who is doing manual labour overweight. They will have even at the age of 60 abdominal six packs. It goes equally for women from that section of society. It is the rich who are obese. So let them be charged princely amount for the treatment because it is more as a punishment for them. The money so collected should be used for providing medical aid in rural areas. m j prakadan changanacherry

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