The Department of Bariatric Surgery at Columbia Asia Hospital performs various weight loss surgeries tailored to meet individual patient needs. The team, which includes bariatric surgeons, physician, cardiologist, bariatric nutritionist, psychologist, physiotherapist and trained anesthetist, provide comprehensive care from evaluation to post surgery support and follow up. The center is equipped with advanced technology and facilities that are specially made for the comfort and safety of obese patients, who seek the treatment. The focus of the hospital is to take care of all patients in a caring, comfortable and safe environment, while maintaining the much needed privacy.
Keyhole or laparoscopic bariatric surgeries are performed regularly with successful outcomes. The surgeons have expertise in performing various bariatric surgical procedures such as gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch depending on the patient’s need.
The patients who enroll for the bariatric surgery program, undergo a thorough evaluation of the medical condition and a trial of medical management before surgery is advised.
Salient features of the program include a holistic approach with the help of psychological support, diet and behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy and exercise. An active patient support group is available to help patients before and after surgery.
Treatments and Procedures
- Gastric banding
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric bypass
- Biliopancreatic diversion with “duodenal switch”
- Medical management
- Patient support group to help patients and families