Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Obesity is one of the leading causes of morbidity in the world today. Being a chronic disease, obesity may lead to several health conditions, which include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Metabolic disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Colon cancer
  • Pregnancy complications

The challenge to control weight is a bit tough though, but the Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Virinchi Hospitals helps you counter this challenge. The objective of the treatment is to ensure that you not only lose weight, but also feel better with overall improvement in your health and quality of life. The treatment approach at Virinchi Hospitals is based on addressing the problem with innovative treatment methods, research, education and latest therapies.

Treatments Offered

We run a comprehensive multidisciplinary weight loss program consisting of bariatric surgeons, bariatric physicians, endocrinologists, nutritionists and physiotherapists. It is well supported by other specialties including anaesthetists, critical care team, cardiologists, pulmonologists, radiologists and psychologists.

Various bariatric and metabolic surgeries offered are sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass and gastric band, and intragastric balloon

Bariatric team

  • Bariatric Surgeon
  • Nutritionist
  • Bariatric Anaesthetist
  • Bariatric Physician
  • Endocrinologist
  • Medical Gastroenterologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Critical Care Team
  • Psychologist
  • Physiotherapist

Technology & Equipment

  • Karl Storz 3D Spies ICG system that reduces the need for Cholangiography
  • Karl Storz laparoscopic equipment for general and GI surgery as well as Bariatric surgery including 10 mm and 5 mm bariatric telescopes
  • Nathanson’s Liver Retractor
  • Mini laparoscopic (Needlescopic) equipment by which surgeries can be done with 3 mm cuts
  • Video endoscopic equipment for the treatment of Anal fistulas (VAAFT) and Pilonidal sinuses (EPSIT) without cuts
  • GI radiology that includes digital x-ray, high resolution colour Doppler 3D & 4D ultrasound, contrast studies, 128 slice spectral CT, and 3 Tesla MRI
  • Interventional GI radiology
  • World class smart Surgical ICU
  • Latest version of Harmonic dissector
  • Force triad (Ligasure) and Enseal vessel sealing systems
  • Fully functional medical gastroenterology department offering upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, oesophageal pH studies and manometry