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Thursday, November 24, 2016

More About Obesity Surgery Procedure Cost and Benefits in India

Obesity Overview

Today, obesity ranks as a significance health risk. As per some studies, obesity is the major cause of the preventable mortality. Obesity refers to a spectrum of problems related with excess weight ranging from being mildly overweight to being morbidly obese.

Obesity Facts and Figures

Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserves which are stored in the fatty tissues of the humans and other mammals will increase to a point where it is related to certain health conditions or increased mortality risks. As per the WHO global estimates, more than 1.4 billion adults of 20 years and older were overweight. Among these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese. The obesity is the fifth leading risk for the global deaths with 2.8 million adults dying each year.

Overall, more than 10% of the world’s adult population is obese with 40 million children under the age of five being overweight. Over 30 million overweight children are living in the developing counties and 10 million in the developed countries. Additionally, 44% of the diabetes, 23% of the ischemic heart disease burden and between 7 to 14 percent of certain cancer are attributable to obesity. About 65% of world’s population live in countries where obesity kill more people than underweight which includes all the high income and the most middle income countries.

1)    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most commonly preferred bariatric operation which has been practiced for over 30 years. This procedure has a high long-term success rate with relatively low rate of mortality and the post-operative health complications. Patients undergoing it loses about 50-75 pounds of their initial excess weight which will significantly reduce or cure most of the life threatening medical conditions related to severe clinical obesity.

Cost in India

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass cost in India is $7,200.

2)    Mini gastric bypass

The mini gastric bypass surgery is a short and relatively simple weight loss procedure which has been shown by the research to have low risk. The result is good with long-term weight loss.

Cost in India

The mini gastric bypass cost in India is $7,000.

3)    Biliopancreatic diversion

Biliopancreatic diversion is a malabsorption operation which restricts both the food intake and the amount of calories and nutries absorbed by the body. During a biliopancreatic procedure, the portions of the stomach are removed.

Cost in India

The biliopancreatic diversion cost in India is $6,800.

4)    Sleeve gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure in which the stomach is reduce 15% by its original size by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach following a major curve. The open edges are attached together to form a sleeve or a tube with a banana shape. This procedure will reduce the size of the stomach permanently. It is performed on extremely obese patients with a BMI of 40 or more and often it is performed laparoscopically therefore it is not reversible.

Cost in India

The sleeve gastrectomy surgery cost in India is $6,580.

Benefits of Obesity Surgery with Forerunners Healthcare

1)    Excellent care

Forerunners Healthcare consultants have tied up with the best surgeons and top hospitals offering excellent care for the obesity surgery in India.

2)    Affordable Cost

The obesity surgery with Forerunners Healthcare is within the budget of the patients travelling to India from abroad.

3)    Highly Skilled Professionals

At Forerunners Healthcare Consultants, we ensure to provide the benefits from highly skilled professionals who take utmost care to maintain ethics while meeting the patient’s need.

4)    Primary Services

We assists our patients with arrangements such as their medical visas, appointment with surgeon, accommodation for self and attendant, transport services, travel, etc.

5)    Other vital facilities

We take care of the quick visa letters, health diet as advised by your surgeons, travel arrangements, vacation tour, etc.

Now that we have come across the obesity surgery procedure cost and benefits in India, you can contact Forerunners Healthcare Consultants to book your surgery. Send us your inquiry by filling up our free consultation form to book your affordable obesity surgery in India.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Diagnosed with Colon Cancer : What next

Colon Cancer Overview

The colon cancer includes the cancerous growths in the colon, appendix and rectum. Screening for colon cancer begins at the age for 40 in healthy adults. Around 70 to 80 percent of colon cancer cases occur in adults without specific risk factors. It may affect any racial or ethnic group however as per some studies, Americans of northern Europe heritage have a higher than average risk of colon cancer.

Regular Test and Scans

Regular imaging test and scans will show the pictures of the inside of the body and if the cancer has spread which will allow them to learn which treatments could work best. A biopsy is a sure way for the doctor to know whether an area of the body has cancer. In addition to the physical exam, the following tests may be used to diagnose a colon cancer:
  • Colonoscopy
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
  • Molecular testing of the tumor
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) or PET-CT scan
  • Chest X-ray
Know How far the cancer Has spread

Staging for colon cancer is a method to know how far the cancer has spread.
  • Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ) is a precancerous condition usually found in a polyp
  • Stage I in which the cancer has spread through the innermost lining of the colon to the second and third layers of the colon wall but not spread outside the colon
  • Stage II in which the cancer has spread outside the colon to nearby tissues
  • Stage III in which the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes but not to other parts of the body
  • Stage IV in which the cancer has spread to other parts of the body such as lungs or liver

Get full information about Treatments

There are different types of treatment available for patients with colon cancer and the three primary treatments are surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

  1. Surgery
It is the most common treatment for all stages of colon cancer which removes the cancer in an operation. In an ideal situation where the cancer is found at an early stage, a doctor will remove the tumor using a colonoscope. 

  1. Radiation therapy
It uses powerful energy sources such as X-rays which kills the cancer cells that might remain post surgery, shrink the large tumors before an operation so that they can be easily removed or relieve the symptoms of colon cancer.

  1. Chemotherapy
It is a cancer treatment using drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells by killing them or stopping them from dividing. This could be systemic when taken by mouth or injected into a vein or muscle in which the drugs enter the bloodstream and reach the cancer cells throughout the body or regional in which the chemotherapy is directly placed into the cerebrospinal fluid which mainly affect the cancer cells. 

Requesting a second opinion

Requesting a second opinion will provide the following information:
  • Confirming diagnosis
  • Additional details about the stage of cancer, location, whether it has spread and whether it is affecting other parts of the body
  • Perspective from experts in medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology
  • Other treatment options in which the doctor disagrees with the original diagnosis or the proposed treatment plan
Preparation for Surgery 

You should enter the colon cancer surgery with a positive attitude and a sense of well bring as this will help to prepare your body to respond more effectively. Preparation for surgery to expect good results include:
  • Do not eat or drink anything post midnight before surgery
  • Do not smoke post midnight before surgery
  • Continue to take prescription medication but only with a sip of water
  • Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen a week before surgery
  • Do not bring large sums of jewellery, money or credit cards
  • Do not wear any makeup, lotions or powders, artificial nails or nail polish
  • Bring a list of all your medications and their dosages


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