MUMBAI, August 11, 2017 : Obesity is a complex multifactorial disease which leads to various medical complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, knee pain, back pain, high cholesterol, cancer, etc.
Morbid obesity not only causes physical disability but also various medical problems which may hamper the quantum as well as quality of life #QOL of the individual.

Majority of people still don't consider obesity as a disease and thus keep fighting with the problems that have occurred because of obesity rather than treating the root cause itself.

Obesity may cause diabetes, which again has its own set of complications. Major organs also get affected because of complications of diabetes thus causing physical disability and economical loss to the patient

Obesity and infertility go hand-in-hand. Obesity is the leading cause of infertility. Infertility puts a major stress on both the family and the couple who then have to resort to artificial ways of having a child which again is very expensive and mentally stressful.

Obesity thus is the root cause of multiple diseases and does cause a lot of physical damage and economic loss. Treatment of obesity and its complications is thus very expensive.

Bariatric surgery, whether it is Sleeve Gastrectomy or Mini Gastric Bypass or Gastric Bypass, is the surgery aimed at major weight loss. Bariatric surgery is not a surgery for everyone. There are certain criteria for a person to be suitable for bariatric surgery. Body Mass Index (BMI) decides which patient should be operated and which patient shouldn't be operated. As per the latest guidelines, any patient less than 30 BMI may not require a surgery, patient more than 32 BMI would be an ideal candidate for bariatric surgery and patients between 30-32 BMI may or may not require a weight loss surgery.

Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery is a one-time investment which ensures that not only will you increase your lifespan; the patient may get rid of all the diseases and medical problems and at the same time improve the quality of life.

There are multiple questions that arise in the mind of the patient before undergoing bariatric surgery like:

What is the cost of obesity surgery in India?

Is it affordable?

Is it safe?

Does it have any side-effects? etc.

At Aastha Health Care patients have claimed that Metabolic Surgery or Bariatric Surgery or Stapling Surgery (as it is commonly called) is extremely safe and cost effective, certainly less costly than what their life is. Not does it improve quality of living but also gives a new life to them #giftalife.

Preeti Shah, a professional makeup artist who was operated for bariatric surgery at 'Aastha Health Care' says, "I weighed 110 before but now I am fit at 65 kgs. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy helped me reduce 45 kgs. I wasn't able to complete my orders because of my weight and I had lost all my confidence. I wasn't able to do much work. After effective weight loss, I can walk, dance, and climb the stairs without feeling breathless. I had made various attempts at weight loss and fat loss right from slimming centres, weight loss pills, diet plans, lifestyle modification, hitting the gym, liposuction, tummy tuck, etc. resulting in a maximum weight loss of 2-3 kgs a month. After getting a suggestion from a friend, I met Dr. Manish Motwani at Aastha Health Care, Mulund for the same. I was counselled and consulted and was then suggested bariatric surgery for improving my health and losing weight. Once decided, the only concern was cost for the surgery. At 'Aastha Health Care', I was offered a scheme of Interest Free Loans that I would have to pay in instalments rather than everything in one go. This was a really affordable, financially de-stressing and a good idea and I am grateful to Dr. Manish Motwani and Aarogya Finance to have helped me to get operated. Thanks to Dr. Manish Motwani, I have lost sufficient weight, become more confident and have a drastic change in my personality."

Another effort carried out is for CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) enrolled patients who can undergo bariatric surgery for free or on complete reimbursement basis at 'Aastha Health Care'.

It's a known fact that bariatric surgery is costly, but at 'Aastha Health Care' it becomes affordable to the aam aadmi . 'Aastha Health Care' provides end-to-end weight management solutions at affordable prices and makes the treatment available for the masses rather than just for the classes.

This leaves us to decide what is the cost of bariatric surgery?

Is obesity costly?

Is treatment of obesity related complications costly?

How affordable is bariatric surgery?

(Posted on 11 August 2017, 1695518524 34O204O181O91)