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Myth: Bariatric Surgery Is An Easy Way To Reduce  Your Weight Without Doing Any Diet Restrictions…..

Myth: Bariatric surgery is an easy way to reduce your weight without doing any diet restrictions…..


Commonly asked question in my practice is that-

Can I go for bariatric surgery?

Being nuclear family most of you are having busy schedule, so

when you want to reduce weight, you want very fast results plus You

don’t want to follow any diet or exercise regime.

You think that-

Bariatric is simple and easy way to reduce weight without

doing any diet restrictions….

But the reality is that-

  • Bariatric surgery is not a miracle procedure.
  • As your digestive tract anatomy changes, you need

to take certain supplements after the surgery.

  • You will need to consult the team of your doctors for

the rest of your life.


Bariatric surgery is having many side effects & risks like:

  • Acid reflux
  • Bowl obstruction
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lung & breathing problems
  • Nutritional deficiencies etc.


Bariatric surgery has its definite indications. Anybody can’t undergo

this surgery. So, the truth is that-

  • Bariatric surgery is option only for you if you are

severely obese. Means, if your BMI (body mass index)

is above 40. That is if your weight is very-very high

according to your height. Or if your BMI is 35 with

any comorbidity. This means if your weight is high with chronic

diseases like diabetes, hypertension etc you need to go for Bariatric surgery.

  • Even after your bariatric surgery, you will need to

take healthy diet to avoid re- gaining your weight.

  • If you are obese or pre-obese, surgery is not your option!

Healthy diet is the only viable, long term option for

your weight loss. Consult your dietitian now…

That’s all for today,

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip,

Till then

Take care

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian and Homoeopathic physician.



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