Watch: Dr. Sudhir Jadhav on Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Older Adults

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Dr. Sudhir Jadhav is a Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon practicing in Pune. Having done his MS in General Surgery from the prestigious Seth GS medical college and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, he has worked as Assistant Professor in Surgery department for 5 years. Gaining skills in performing laparoscopic surgery and major GI surgeries at KEM hospital, he further obtained fellowships like – FMAS, FIAGES, FALS (Bariatric Surgery) and was trained under renowned Dr. Bruno Dillemans in Belgium.

HappyAging met Dr. Jadhav at his clinic in Kharadi, Pune to know more about Bariatric Surgeries in older adults.

Dr. Jadhav firmly negated the common myth of thinking of Bariatric Surgery as a cosmetic surgery for weight loss. Instead, he said, that it is a metabolic surgery. It changes a person’s metabolic rate and an obese person starts gradually returning to a healthy BMI after surgery.

He enlisted a few disorders that are most commonly found with obese older adults like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, stroke, joint disorders, arthritis and sleep apnea among others.

On being asked about the criteria older adults have to consider while going for bariatric surgery, Dr. Jadhav pointed out that it is the doctors decide whether a person is eligible for bariatric surgery or not, based on a set of guidelines. In addition to this, the age of the patient, heart and kidney health and mental health of an older adult are also assessed.

He also talked about different types of bariatric surgeries such as Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, Jejuno-Ileal Bypass and SADI. Out of these, the Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most common type undertaken in India, which costs around ₹ 2.5-3.5 lakhs in India.

Watch all Dr. Jadhav has to say about Bariatric Surgery in the video.

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