Just a 'weight loss' procedure? Bariatric Surgery today is saving lives
Bariatric surgery was looked upon as weight loss surgery until 2010; circa 2019 - “80% of my patients come with Metabolic Syndrome – diabetes and other diseases” says Dr. Raj Palaniappan, Director and lead Bariatric surgeon Apollo Hospital Chennai.
“it is a good sign that projects bariatrics as a metabolic surgery for metabolic syndrome” he adds. “Then we got introduced to InBody, one of the best scientific ways of Body Composition Analysis which can help in many ways” Dr. Raj speaks about monitoring the surgically unique Indian patient who have more nutritional deficiency and muscle loss.
“In western community, when we do a gastric bypass and ask them to follow, they will follow…in India they will follow for one month, after that they will be absconding” he adds about the critically non-compliant Indian, the solution to which he finds in the scientific data which InBody provides, that helps in guiding the patient which segment of the body needs more care and convincing them for surgery.