Navigation Links
India is the "IT" destination for obesity cure: med tourism

There are numerous foreigners that are flying to India and desperate to do so. It is not to see the backwaters of Kerala or the beautiful beaches// of Goa but to rid themselves of the extra flab.

What is common between Christine a Canadian, Amir a Bangladesh-born American and Hardeep a Sikh from the US is there desire to get in shape.

The hub of laparoscopic surgeries is Kolkata as shows the flooding of the email box of noted laparoscopic surgeons such as B. Ramana in Kolkata.

In the words of these med tourists it says it all.

"I am looking for a hospital that does good quality, affordable laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Please tell me if this is possible in your hospital," asks Christine.

Amir says: "I have minor diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and I weigh 360 lbs. I have to urinate three to five times at night. I wake up in the middle of the night due to breathlessness. My family has a history of obesity."

"There is a previously unrecognised need for morbidly obese patients to undergo surgery to reduce weight. We call it bariatric surgery and it is the only proven way to achieve major weigh loss and sustain it. Because there is a long queue for such operations abroad and because it is far economical here, we are flooded with queries from abroad for operation dates in India. In this new development of laparoscopic bariatric surgery, there are many procedures that we use. In one type of procedure, the capacity of the stomach to take food is drastically reduced," says Dr. Ramana

The procedure is simple and cheap then other countries. Dr. Ramana explains the method, “We insert a silicon band just beneath the junction of the food pipe and the stomach. There is another procedure called a 'sleeve gastrectomy', whereby 60 percent of the stomach is removed and the shape of the stomach is changed to a tubular organ. In another type of operation, the capacity of the stomach is severel y reduced (20-25 cc) and its ability to digest food is severely impaired, by bypassing the major portion of the digestive tract. This is called 'Gastric Bypass', which is now considered to be the gold standard in bariatric operations."

"Obesity cure by operations in India can form a major chunk of our medical tourism revenues in future," adds Ramana.

Related medicine news :

1. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
2. AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent
3. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
4. International community warns India on HIV situation
5. India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals
6. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
7. India to benefit from pharma companies move
8. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
9. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
10. Parke-Davis (India) runs into rough weather – Court orders attachment of asset
11. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... According to an article published November 15th by ABC News, while ... light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, other cities are taking extra precautions ... reaching U.S. soil. Especially around special events that may be high-profile in nature, the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A team of Swiss ... to treat it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings on the website. ... Zurich analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... "When I ... an inventor from Hillside, N.J. "Many people catch diseases simply from sitting on ... will always be protected from germs." , He developed the patent-pending QUDRATECS to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The print component of ... in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, South Florida, with a circulation of approximately ... nationally, through a vast social media strategy and across a network of top ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the ... Table 1-1 ). More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 ... (HSV-1), according to WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... North Carolina , 26 november 2015 ... Inc. (AAIPharma/CML) kondigt de geplande investering aan ... uitbreiding van de laboratoria en het mondiale ... . De uitbreiding zal resulteren in extra ... wordt voldaan aan de groeiende behoeften van ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nederland, November 26, 2015 ... Een nieuwe aanpak combineert immunotherapie met ... kanker. ) ...      (Photo: ) ... Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and Markets ( ) ... Pacemaker Market Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders ... report to their offering. Boston ... Boston scientific and others. --> ... Biotronik, Boston scientific and others. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: