Bariatric surgery is assuming importance as Mumbai hospitals are able to achieve greater success and it is a great news for people suffering from obesity all over the world. It includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by resetting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch. These surgeries are cheap in India and it is attracting foreigners and locals as well. In one such case the Egyptian lost 20 kilos in 10 days after the weight reduction surgery. Even though care should be taken on diet and health issues, success percentage of such surgeries appears significant and more and more people opt for it just like the MP cop. Initial hiccups and worries on health are observed but overall it is a safe and steady procedure to reduce over weight.
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