Dr Atul N. C. Peters has recently joined the prestigious Indraprastha Apollo Hospital as a Senior Consultant and Head of the Institute of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He operates in India and Dubai. His particular areas of expertise include Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (for Severe Obesity), Metabolic Surgery (for Diabetes) and GI Surgery. He is board certified in Surgery, by the National Board of Surgery and holds professional memberships in various National & International Surgical societies.Know More
To qualify for surgery patients one must weigh 30 kgs more than their ideal body weight, or have a Body Mass Index greater than 37 without associated Diabetes / Hypertension or more than 32 with associated co morbidities. However, patients who weigh less than this may be considered for surgery as per new IDF (International Diabetes Federation) guidelines for Asians.
Candidate must have diagnosed type II Diabetes Mellitus which is not controlled with medicines and lifestyle changes, there is evidence of organ damage in the form of neuropathy or kidney disease, there must be sufficient insulin reserves on Investigations.
Today pre mature death rates are increased by 200% for men and women who are significantly overweight. Obesity causes or increases the risks of many diseases e.g. Diabetes, high BP, heart disease, joint pains etc
Mild form of obesity can be treated with Diet, Exercise & Medication, however for people who are severely obese after conventional approaches to weight loss such as diet and exercise – have failed, or for patients who have obesity – related disease, surgery may be the best treatment option.
The Results of bariatric surgery are long term, studies performed at various bariatric surgical centers concluded that after Bariatric surgery most of the individuals suffering from morbid obesity can maintain more than 50 % of the excess weight loss and among these individuals almost 80 % of those who are suffering from super super morbid obesity are able to achieve more than 50 % of the excess weight loss.
You could start your office/desk work after 3 days of surgery. If your job involves heavy lifting you may need to wait longer, possibly a week, though different patients behave differently post operatively.
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Dr Atul Peters is a renowned and internationally acclaimed Bariatric and Metabolic surgeon. He has been in medical practice for close to 18 years now, where he has selflessly devoted his time and expertise to cure people, with his surgical skills, charisma and even music therapy. He proactively takes up important social causes every now and then; One constant thought that has been on his mind is to do something meaningful for health and up- liftmant of the down trodden in society. He believes in team spirit and taking everyone along, with this in mind Dr. Peters along with his team has now initiated this new campaign – "MERA VADA : We pledge to do our bit for the society and try to make some difference.