Dr Tulip is the Chief Bariatric Surgeon and Director of TODS. Dr Tulip’s Obesity and Diabetes Surgery Hospital Bangalore is the first standalone Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Hospital in South India. In Bangalore she started her work as a laparoscopic surgeon with renowned surgeon Dr M Ramesh at A.V Hospital. Later she worked as a Laparoscopic and Bariatric/ Obesity Surgeon in BGS Global Hospitals which is now known as Glen Eagles Global Hospital. Following this, she started and developed the department of Minimally Access Surgery and Obesity Surgery at Vikram Hospitals Bengaluru along with her teacher turned colleague Dr M Ramesh.
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A laparoscopic procedure performed on the stomach to lose weight (Bariatric surgery). It is a simple and effective procedure when done in the rightly selected obese patients. It can be done through 3 to 4 tiny (5mm to 12 mm) holes on the tummy (Key hole surgery), or it can even be performed through a single hole in the belly button, where we call it SILS sleeve surgery(Single incision Laparoscopic sleeve surgery) . The stomach volume is reduced to approximately 80 to 100ml, by firing Staplers along the long axis of the stomach alongside a gastric tube introduced through the mouth under anaesthesia. The stomach now looks like a narrow sleeve, and hence the name, sleeve gastrectomy. The staple line in then sutured to ensure safety from leak and oozing. The remaining major part of the stomach is removed through the 12mm hole. But in SILS, a single incision is made for the whole procedureRead More
SILS is an advanced, minimally invasive technique used in bariatric surgery to ease post-operative discomfort and reduce complications. During traditional laparoscopic procedures, surgeons make four to five incisions in the abdomen to access the digestive tract. But in SILS, a single incision is made for the whole procedureRead More
This is a non surgical procedure where in a balloon is introduced into the stomach using an endoscope. The balloon occupies a good amount of space in the stomach, thus giving a person the sensation of fullness. The patient ends up eating very little, this leads to weight loss. But, it is important to remember that this procedure is simple to perform, and gives best results in individuals with BMI upto 30. It could be tried in individuals with BMI up to 32.5, But results may not be very satisfactory. However, one should not try at all in morbidly obese individuals as a stand-alone procedure for weight loss. The weight loss would be very little ending in depression and waste of money. Different types of balloons are available. The balloon needs to be changed in 6 month to a year depending on the type of the balloon. After removal the individual will be able to eat more and chances of weight gain could be there.Read More
Another Laparoscopic procedure to lose weight (Bariatric surgery) performed on the stomach and the small intestine as well. Though it requires more skill to perform, it is considered as the Gold Standard in weight loss or bariatric surgery. It started more than half a century ago, but gained popularity and success only after laparoscopy got well established. Here the stomach is divided into a small and large pouch using staplers. The smaller pouch which is approximately 30ml is then joined to the intestine, bypassing the remaining larger portion of the stomach along with approx 70 to 100cms of the small intestine. Hence, the name gastric bypass. This procedure is very effective in weight loss and more so in the long term maintenance of weight. Besides this, the gastric bypass also helps in resolving obesity associated comorbidities like, Type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, weight related joint pains, obesity related infertility etc.Read More
Another variant of weight loss surgery wherein a long gastric tube is created along the lesser curve and the small intestine is attached to it an approx. 200-250 cms from the DJ flexure.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a form of minimally invasive endoscopic gastroplasty, in which sutures are made within the stomach using an endoscope inserted through the mouth into the stomach. It is regarded as an alternative to more invasive forms of bariatric surgery.Read More
Ileal Interposition is a Metabolic Surgery procedure, used to treat overweight diabetic patients through surgical means.Read More
In addition to sleeve gastrectomy procedure, the connection between the stomach and the duodenum is closed off from the level of the second segment of the duodenum.Read More
Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a type of fat-removal procedure used in plastic surgery.
Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall.
For overweight and class one obesity non-surgical management of weight loss.
Treatment is fantastic, nurses are caring. We forget all our pains. . They are very professional. Very nice moral support.
Excellent Doctors and staff. You are in safe hands if you are considering any bariatric surgery. Life changing process.
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