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Dr Rajesh Khullar

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

20 Years

MBBS MS

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Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

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MBBS MS

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Medanta The Medicity

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Medanta The Medicity

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MBBS MS FRCS

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals

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Dr Arun Prasad

Manipal Hospital Dwarka

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Dr Deep Goel

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi

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Dr P K Dewan

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj

30 Years

MBBS MD MS

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Dr Ramen Goel

Wockhardt Hospital,Mumbai Central,Mumbai

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Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

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FAQ

Weight Loss Surgeons in India

1. How do I know who the right weight loss surgeon for me is? Is the doctor board certified? In what field? – “How do I study a weight loss surgeon’s profile”?

To ensure better and faster recovery, one must opt for the best weight loss surgeon indeed. Prior to choosing a surgeon, you must delve into their credentials and qualifications. To pick the best weight loss surgeon make sure to:

a. Perform extensive research about the surgeon or doctor's education. Reputable weight loss specialists in India have pursued MBBS, MD, and  MS. Some may have earned other qualifications such as DNB (general surgery) and FNB (Minimal access surgery), which gives them an edge over others.

Apart from having such qualifications from renowned universities  in India, most of weight loss experts have finished fellowship programs from universities of International stature. Also, the doctor should have prior certification from the Medical Council of India (MCI).

b. Next, look into the years of experience the surgeon has earned as there is no better teacher than experience. So, you must pick a surgeon who has years of experience in performing weight loss surgeries of all types. Nevertheless, evaluating a weight-loss surgeon's quality cannot depend on experience in entirety. One needs to assess the performance of the surgeon as well. This, in turn, brings in the need for paying close attention to the rate of successful surgeries performed by the surgeon. By gauging the performance rate, one can get a hand of additional aspects such as how well he or she handled the patient as well as the family members? How compassionate was he or she? Did the patient had any complications post surgery? and much more.

You can go through the patient testimonies and previously treated patient reviews to determine the quality of the weight loss surgeon to the hilt, and so no more you are obliged to trust the word of mouth recommendations.

Medmonks can help patients choose the best weight loss surgeon in India of their choice; one that meets their needs and requirements in totality. Go through the profiles of some of the best bariatric surgeons in India listed on our website.

2. What are the special interests/procedures that some of these doctors are performing?

Weight loss specialists in India have the expertise and years of experience in treating patients tackling with obesity through various type of procedures that may include laparoscopic gastric banding, biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RGB), Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Let us delve into the procedures in detail.

1. laparoscopic gastric banding:

Laparoscopic gastric banding is a particular type of surgery that helps the patient to cut down those extra calories. In this procedure, the operating weight-loss surgeon places a band around the upper region of the stomach to create a minuscule pouch to sustain food. The amount of food you eat is limited with the help of the band. Following the surgery, the surgeon can make several adjustments to allow the food to pass either slowly or quickly through the stomach. This particular procedure is advised and performed on severely obese people- those who are almost 100 pounds or more.

2. Biliopancreatic Diversion:

Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) is a food restrictive procedure that minimizes the number of calories as well as nutrients the body takes in. During the course of the procedure, the surgeon removes portions of the stomach leaving a small pouch which is primarily connected to the end segment of the small intestine. As a result, the food absorbed by the patient is rerouted to the colon. Being a high-risk procedure (nutritional deficiencies are common), BPD is less frequently used than other types of weight-loss procedures.

3. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RGB):

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is a procedure in which the surgeon uses staples to reduce the size of the stomach. This, in turn, results in a small pouch that remains attached to the middle portion of the small intestine. So, when the person takes food, it bypasses the small intestine's upper part and stomach and traverses through the middle segment of the small intestine with the small opening which in turn reduced the amount of the food being taken by the person concerned.

4. Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG):

Vertical banded gastroplasty is a particular type of restrictive gastric bypass surgery, which is employed to control weight. This surgical procedure is effective for patients who are suffering from severe obesity. Again the main goal of the procedure is the same; this method helps to impede the rate of intake of food inside the body of the patient.

5. Sleeve Gastrectomy:

Is a procedure in which the size of the stomach is cut down to a minimum. The Sleeve Gastrectomy is gaining popularity in young patients including children and adolescents. The type of surgery chosen for the patient is dependent on several factors that may include age and health conditions of the patient.

In case of surgery cannot be performed on the patient owing to a medical condition, weight loss surgeons in India suggest the patient adhere to a healthy lifestyle that involves proper diet and exercise.

3. Why does the cost of treatment vary in different hospitals in the same country or location?

A number of factors such as human resources, operating costs, cost of inpatient stay or outpatient visit, cost of diagnostic tests & laboratory tests, OPD visit & IPD stay costs, cost of the visit to physiotherapy units, ICUs and more.

To know more about the procedures, take a sneak peek at our blog.

4. What facilities are given to international patients?

Medmonks offer a multitude of services to global patients including, round the clock support care, accommodation services, affordable prices strategic connectivity, translation services and much more at negligible costs.

You can go through the patient testimonies to assess the worth of our world-class services being offered to International patients.

4. On selecting the weight loss surgeon, how do we book the appointments? Can I video consult with him/ her before arriving?

Once you have made the choice of the weight loss surgeon, the rest will be taken care of by us. We will arrange the appointment without a delay.

In addition, in case you feel the need, we can arrange your video consultation with the chosen doctor. During the consultation,  you can discuss problems, concerns and treatment plan in detail with the surgeon. 

5. What happens during a typical weight loss surgeon consult?

During the first visit, the surgeon will analyze your entire medical history, which may include your weight history, health problems, dietary habits and medications. Finally, the surgeon looks for the available surgical options and pick the one that suits you the best. Along with this, you can have a dietary evaluation and clearance and a psychological evaluation and clearance examination being done by the surgeon.

6. If I do not like the opinion given by the doctor, can I get a second opinion?

The answer is an astounding yes. You can definitely get a second opinion if you are discontented with the type of treatment advised by the surgeon.

Medmonks welcomes patients seeking a second opinion as our patient's comfort is everything for us.

7. How do I stay in touch with my doctor after the surgery (follow-up care)?

Medmonks helps the patients to stay in constant touch with the surgeon post surgery as well. You can get post-operation instructions from the surgeon via telephone or video call.

8. How does the cost of consulting and getting treatment from a weight loss specialists surgeon varies?

The overall costs of the weight loss surgical procedure rest on a

variety of factors including,

1. Type of procedure used

2. Your age and health condition

3. The occurrence of complications during or after the surgery if any.

4. The type of hospital you opt for

5. Type of room chosen

6. Choice of the surgeon along with other doctors such as the therapist, clinical psychologist, anesthetist, dietician etc.

7. Type of Medications prescribed, pre or post surgery

8. Standard test and diagnostic procedures used

9. Hospital stay

To get the actual cost, visit our official website medmonks.com

9. Where can patients find the best weight loss surgery hospitals in India?

India is brimming with premier medical and healthcare facilities that are known for offering best-quality treatments at a fraction of the cost. However, we will advise you to pick the hospitals located in India's major cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai etc. as the quality of healthcare in these units is significantly better than that in other cities.

Not only these weight loss surgery hospitals have the world-class infrastructure and supreme-quality medical instruments, but these are manned by best surgical minds too.

10. Why select Medmonks?

We have emerged as one of the top-of-line health care providers by offering medical care services to millions of patients who wish to pursue medical treatments from the surgical wizards in India.

We function as an interface between you and the medical center and allow you to seek medical treatments at India's premier medical unit without any difficulty.

Our services include, free on ground services such as helping

patients to get a visa, flight tickets, accommodation and hospital

appointments, free translation services to remove the language

barrier if any, and free follow-up care to patients, local and

International both.


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