Dr. Vikas Singhal – Bariatric Surgeon, Gurgaon
Consultant- Department of GI & Bariatric Surgery, Medanta- Medicity Hospital
After graduating from Maulana Azad Medical College, Dr. Vikas Singhal, the Obesity Specialist Doctor, went to pursue further training in the U.K. He completed initial training in surgery from Birmingham, Coventry, and Leeds. After this, he moved to America for higher training. He completed a five-year Surgical Residency from the Guthrie Clinic, Pennsylvania. After this, he pursued a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Weight Loss Bariatric Surgery from Case Medical Center, Cleveland, USA. He believes in honest and ethical patient care. He practices Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM).
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“I am 34 years old, but my body weight was much higher for my age. I was not able to loose weight despite exercise and workout. I took suggestions from Dr. Vikas Singhal and decided that I need to undergo Bariatric Surgery. I stayed in the hospital for only 2 days and on the 5th day, I was back in Nepal. MedantaMedicity, Gurgaon hospital is very good and the doctors and staff are very friendly. They made me feel at home. I have lost 20 Kgs in just 2 months. I am very happy with this surgery — it has changed my life.”✱ Results may vary person to person.
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Weight loss surgeries or gastric bypass surgeries collectively known as Bariatric surgery. Doctors opt for bariatric surgery when an individual is obese, have some serious health issues like type-2 diabetes and diet or exercise haven’tworked. Bariatric surgery is done by the surgeons to make some changes to an individual’s digestive system so that they can lose weight by reducing the size of stomach which limits the food intake.
There are multiple types of bariatric surgeries like Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Revisional Surgery, Duodenal Jejunal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Revisional Surgery. Doctors choose any one of the above mentioned surgery for their patients based on their medical history, body type, weight, several blood tests and exams, etc.
People whose BMI is above 40 (Obese Class III) and People whose BMI is between 35-39 (Obese Class II) and have some serious health issues like apnea, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, etc. Normally doctors opt for the Bariatric surgery when the diet and exercise haven’t worked for them and they are extermly obese.
Some of the common risks associated with Bariatric surgery are Acid reflux, Dilation of esophagus, Weight gain or failure to lose weight, Inability to eat certain foods, Chronic nausea and vomiting, etc. Also Anesthesia-related risks, Infection, malnutrition, hernia, excessive bleeding, leakage in intestinal system, lung and breathing problems, etc.
The recovery period varies from individual to individual and also what type of bariatric surgery you have gone through. Usually gastric banding surgery takes upto 1 week to recover and few other surgeries takes 4 week. But in most cases the individual takes at least 1 month to recover.
Well it also depends on the type of surgery an individual is going through. The cost vary from type of surgery but the average cost of bariatric surgery in delhi and gurgaon lies between 3-4 lakh.
Best Bariatric surgeon should be the one who is a well qualified Gastroenterologist and well experienced in performing the bariatric surgery. For me as a former patient Dr Vikas Singhal is the best bariatric surgeon in Delhi and gurgaon.