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About CARE Hospitals

With 14 hospitals spread across 6 cities, CARE Hospitals is a regional leader in tertiary care. It is ranked among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains and is driven by the core principle ‘to provide care that people trust’ through cost-effective medical care in more than 30 specialties.

Our Specialist: Credited with 1st Bariatric Surgery of South India

Dr. Y. Krishna Mohan is one of the leading authorities in Bariatric Surgery in India and wellknown for his advanced laparoscopic skills. He received his training in Bariatric Surgery from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic (USA) and is an International College of Surgeons Fellow. He is credited with performing the first Bariatric Surgery in south India - Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (2005) and the world's first case of elderly Bariatric on an 80-year-old female patient (2013). He had successfully performed more than 12,000+ Laparoscopic GI Surgeries and 3000+ Bariatric Surgeries in last 13 years. Due to his exhaustive knowledge and expertise in this area, he is an 'Invited Faculty' in the field of Bariatric Surgery across various platforms.

Why Bariatric Surgery?

Scientific evidence proves that excess weight leads to many health problems along with darkening the outlook on life. It’s good to know them but with a hope that the cure is just round the corner.

Type 2 Diabetes

People with obesity develop resistance to which regulates blood sugar level. This can cause serious damage to various organs in the body.

High Blood Pressure/ Heart Disease

Excess body weight overburdens the heart, leading to hypertension that may cause strokes (brain hemorrhage), heart and kidney damage.

Sleep Apnea/ Respiratory Problems

During sleep, soft tissue blocks the airway and breathing repeatedly stops in obese persons, causing loss of sleep at night and drowsiness/ headache in daytime.

Fatty Liver or Hepatic Lipidosis (Steatosis)

Fatty liver is the accumulation of fat in liver cells. Greater the percentage of fat in liver, higher is the risk of developing liver inflammation, fibrosis or cirrhosis. Others Other problems include swollen legs/ skin ulcers, urinary stress incontinence, menstrual irregularities, lower extremity venous stasis, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), dyslipidemia (lipid metabolism abnormalities), pulmonary embolus and cancer.

Osteoarthritis of Weight-bearing Joints

The additional weight placed on joints, particularly knees and hips, results in rapid wearing out of these joints, along with pain caused by inflammation.

Gastroesophageal Reflux/ Heartburn

Obese people are susceptible to acid escaping into the esophagus through a weak or overloaded valve at the top of the stomach.


Repeated failure with dieting, disapproval from family and friends and constant struggle with fat puts immense mental strain pushing patients into depression.

Diabetes Surgery

There are various bariatric procedures that help is remission of diabetes like gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass or ileal interposition. Different procedure is chosen for different individual. These procedures reduce capacity to eat, bypass a part of the intestine and re-arrange it to cause diabetes resolution. During the surgery a hormone called glp-1 is secreted in huge quantity, which counters resistance of diabetes.

Who Can Undergo Diabetes Surgery?

As per international guidelines, all those who have uncontrolled diabetes, despite all medical measures, and have a BMI greater than 28, can undergo this treatment. Patients with a great pancreatic reserve benefit the most.

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