Surgery for Weight Loss in Kerala: Assured Under the Guidance of Dr. K. Prakash

Looking for a single-incision Laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity?

If yes, you are in the trustworthy hands of Dr. K. Prakash, Surgical Gastroenterologist of Kerala with 17 years of experience in Laparoscopy.

Recently, an innovative single incision laparoscopic gastrectomy surgery has been successfully performed at Aster Medcity, Kochi, by a team of doctors led by Dr. K. Prakash.

We provide treatment on Bariatric/ Obesity health conditions along with treatment solutions for various other severe health conditions, including Colon and Rectal Cancer.

Obesity and its Health Hazards

Technically, obesity means having excess body fat to one’s height and weight. It is determined by calculating Body Mass Index (BMI). The cases of obesity and overweight have been increasing at a much faster rate in recent times. Obesity has severe health hazards. It adversely affects the mechanical, metabolic, and physiological aspects of a human body.

We recommend further weight-loss medication only if your Body mass index(BMI) is 30 or higher. With a BMI greater than 30, your mortality rate increases by 55% with a 75% increase in stroke, among other substantial increase in Diabetes and coronary artery disease.

BARIATRIC surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a treatment that helps you to lose weight by advancing changes to your digestive system. It involves surgical methods to restrict the absorption of food from the stomach and intestine.

Know more about Bariatric Surgery and decide accordingly.

Weight loss Treatment

It would be best if you opt for a sustainable treatment for weight loss. We recommend Bariatric surgery because this surgery ensures an overall reduction in body weight. So, it is better than conventional liposuction surgery, which is cosmetic surgery, and it does not ensure sustained weight loss.

We do not aim for unnecessary surgeries if weight loss is possible by diet and exercise. We have a complete evaluation and discussion procedures before we take you in for a Weight loss surgery. We ensure our patients are well-informed about the treatment and also the changes that would follow after the surgery.

Why choose us?

Treat your obesity with Dr. K. Prakash, who is a trusted and reputed laparoscopic gastro surgeon in Kochi, Kerala. Reduce the amount of fat in the body with a weight loss surgery in Kerala and transform your life. We provide the best Laparoscopic surgeries in Kerala for quick recovery and less pain.

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What is Achalasia Cardia and its Treatment Options?

There are lots of rare diseases occurring due to a hectic lifestyle and bad eating habits. Achalasia is one of the rare diseases which occurs in the muscles of the esophagus(food pipe). Esophagus is responsible for pushing food downwards, and a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter(LES) opens during the swallowing process.

Normally while swallowing or food intake, the LES opens up and closes after the food is swallowed. But in the case of patients suffering from Achalasia, there is a failure of the LES to open and close and let the food pass into the stomach. Due to this complication, it is difficult to swallow food. Due to this, it would result in ineffective peristalsis of esophageal muscles. The rare diseases Achalasia Cardia is divided into three parts, i.e., Type I, II, & III. For these types of medical condition, Dr. Prakash provides you the best treatment.

What are the Common Symptoms of Achalasia?

The symptoms of Achalasia are listed below:-

(1.) Discomfort in the chest

(2.) Loss of weight

(3.) Difficulty in swallowing solid foods and even liquids

(4.) Regurgitation of food and liquids

(5.) Respiratory infection and change in voice.

(6.) Recurrent cough due to the regurgitation of food and aspiration.

Diagnosis for Achalasia Cardia

There are various medical techniques to detect diseases. It can easily be detected clinically and confirmed by following tests mentioned below:-

(1.) Endoscopy: It is a tight esophageal sphincter and pooling of secretions and food in the esophagus.

(2.) High-Resolution manometry: It is a gold standard in diagnosis which demonstrates ineffective esophageal peristalsis and failure of relaxation of LES and high LES pressure.

(3.) Barium Swallow: Dilated esophagus with smooth tampering and lower esophagus.

Treatment for Achalasia Cardia

(1.) Oral Medications: The medication for the diseases has got the very little effect on the patients.

(2.) Stretching of the lower esophageal sphincter (balloon dilation): In this treatment, there is a use of a balloon to stretch the LES. For long-lasting relief, the patients need to go through the repeated process. But in this risk of esophageal rupture.

(3.) Undergo surgery to remove the high pressure in the Sphincter (esophagostomy): This is a process carried out laparoscopically known as Laparoscopic Hellers Cardiomyotomy.

(4.) Endoscopic myotomy of POEM procedure where myotomy is conducted with the help of an endoscope. This is an evolving process and can deliver long term results.

(5.) The injection of the botulinum toxins into the sphincter.

Laparoscopic Hellers Cardiomyotomy

This process is a gold standard in the treatment of achalasia cardia. During this process, the lower end of the esophagus is split, helping the patient to get immediate relief. The patients need to stay in the hospital for 3-4 days giving a long-lasting relief in the symptoms. This is the best treatment process that is ideal for young patients as well as for those with long-standing symptoms.

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