About Bariatric Surgery


Being overweight is not easy to live with. It brings down the quality of life and causes intense issues in the long run. At TODs, we offer such morbidly obese people a various type of weight loss surgery that ensures one to live a productive life. At TODs, the whole spectrum of metabolic surgeries performed by 10+years experienced doctors. The surgery performed at TODs includes sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypasses, mini gastric bypass and banded sleeve gastrectomies.

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is s a type of weight loss surgery that leads to successful long term weight loss solution. The surgery is done through tiny keyholes on the tummy requiring 2 to 3 days of hospital stay. The scars after the surgery are minimal, and the healing process is quick. It is the best choice when all other attempts like dieting, exercise, gym, aerobics fail to help you to lose weight.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits?

Many people mistake bariatric surgery as cosmetic surgery, but it is not. The significant benefit of Bariatric surgery is it helps to lose weight and also to get rid of associated problems like diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity-related infertility, obesity-related knee pain, obstructive sleep apnea and many more. Bariatric surgery could be restrictive, malabsorptive, and a combination of the two. Standard restrictive procedures are the gastric band and the sleeve gastrectomy. A combination of restriction and malabsorption is the gastric bypass and the mini gastric bypass.

Qualification criteria for bariatric surgery:
1)BMI >37.5
2)BMI > 32.5 with two or more comorbidities.

Most of the people in Maldives are health-conscious. They usually hit the gym or follow a diet plan to look fit and slim. Most of them can reduce weight through it. But the significant sector of people whose weight is 30 to 70 kgs more than their ideal weight is just unable to shed the extra kilos. Undergoing bariatric surgery is the best solution to reduce the excess of body weight.

In the current trend, the number of people opting for bariatric surgery is increased periodically. The benefits of bariatric surgery are it improves the quality of life, resolution of diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and reduces knee joint pains. Bariatric surgery is performed in India since the last 15 years. But awareness about, Bariatric surgery in Maldives or weight loss surgery in Maldives, has taken a little more time. This is because people were a little more conservative and were captives of the myth that bariatric surgery is not safe and is associated with a large number of complications.

The best thing is that in the current trends, the people started realizing that the surgery is safe and helps people to live good health and a better quality of life. Bariatric surgery helps to cure the people who are suffering from morbid obesity and its associated problems like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, primary infertility due to obesity, secondary infertility due to obesity, knee joint pains, etc.

Coming to the types of bariatric surgeries, either weight-loss surgeries performed all over the world. Of these people and doctors are opting more for a Sleeve gastrectomy surgery. With 16 years of experience, Dr Tulip is the pioneers in bariatric surgery and know to be one of the best bariatric surgeons in Maldives. Bariatric surgery results are best, and it’s one of the popular weight loss surgery over the years as it helps in the resolution for type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, sleep apnea. Etc.