Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Don't Let Obesity be an Obstacle in Your Life

Extreme Obesity might lead to many ailments and discomfort during day-to-day activities. People with overweight will require some treatment to reduce weight, more than exercises and a stringent diet regimen. Bariatric Surgery is a kind of weight reduction procedure to lose weight in individuals with severe obesity. The operation restricts the intake of food and reduces the intestinal absorption. Healthy eating habits and a proper lifestyle are advised after surgery. Surgery interrupts the digestive process to change food nutrient breakdown and reduce the absorbing calories that thereby enable to decrease the patient’s weight. Weight Loss Surgeries are performed using minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques.


Gastric bypass, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and BPD with DS are the popular bariatric surgeries. The surgeon will advise the patient to follow a strict diet pattern before the surgery. To ascertain the right medication, plenty of tests will be done on the patient.
Gastric Bypass: It is otherwise called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass which is a popular weight loss surgery. The surgical procedure comprises of two steps. The first step is stomach top half where the stomach is divided to create a small pouch of about one-ounce volume. In the second step, the small intestine is divided and the bottom portion is kept intact within the new stomach. It is a standard surgery for long-term weight loss.
Sleeve Gastrectomy: This laparoscopic surgery removes 80% of the stomach area leaving behind a tubular pouch which resembles a banana. As the new stomach contains only small amount of food, weight loss is rapid. The gut hormones reduce hunger and improve fullness. 60-70% of weight loss is expected in this surgery.
BPD with DS: Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch also helps to reduce the weight by a greater amount. The small intestine is divided above the stomach where the distal portion is connected to the new stomach. In this procedure, the patient can eat normal meals and fat absorption is reduced up to 70%.
Gastric Band surgery: Around the upper portion of the stomach, an adjustable band is tied. Above the band, a small stomach pouch is created. Depending on the size of the opening in the stomach, the fullness feeling varies. Due to the repeated adjustments of the band, it looks complicated. Since it is a temporary procedure, once the band is removed again, the weight is gained.
Dr. Deepak Varma is a well-known and experienced gastro surgeon who performs Obesity Surgery in Kerala through advanced technologies by adopting safe procedures. If you have been looking to get rid of all the excess fat, search no more and worry no more! Approach Dr. Deepak for a slim and new you!


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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Signs of Ulcers You Shouldn't Ignore !

Abdominal ulcers are painful sores that may be found within the abdomen lining or bowel. Stomach Ulcers are the first and foremost visible sign of peptic ulceration sickness. They occur once the thick layer of mucous secretion that protects your abdomen from organic process juices is reduced, thus causing the organic acids to eat away the inner tissues lining the abdomen.  Stomach ulcers can be cured by using simple methods if identified immediately, but treatment becomes complicated if neglected.



Stomach Ulcers aren’t essentially caused by one single issue. The decrease within the stomach’s mucous lining that result in Associate in Nursing ulceration is sometimes caused by any of the following:

An infection with bacteria (Helicobacter pylori(H.pylori). Long-term use of NSAID drugs (NSAIDs),such as pain pill and Nuprin cause ulcers. Excess acid (hyperacidity) in the abdomen is associated with biology, lifestyle (stress, smoking, unhealthy diet), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a rare sickness that leads the body to produce excess abdomen acid.

Certain factors and behaviors that place one at a higher risk for developing abdomen ulcers are:
  • Smoking
  • Frequent use of steroids (such as those being treated for asthma)
  • Hypercalcemia (overproduction of calcium)
  • Family history of abdominal ulcers
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol

A number of symptoms relate to abdominal ulcers. The severity of the symptoms depends on the severity of ulceration. The most common symptoms may be a burning sensation or pain within the space between your chest and belly button. Normally, the pain will be intense when your abdomen is empty and it will last for a number of minutes or several hours.

Other common symptoms include:

Dull pain within the abdomen, weight loss, loss of appetite due to pain, nausea or emesis, bloating, burping or acid reflux, and heartburn Pain improves after you eat, drink, or take antacids.


Doctors diagnose the symptoms of abdomen ulceration by asking questions about however the pain feels, where the pain appears, and how frequent and long-lived it is. This method helps to rule out or finalize abdomen ulceration. If there are additional serious symptoms like hemorrhage, doctors may advise for more tests to be undertaken. That is done to rule out causes such as:
  • Helping with medication decisions, if the cause is NSAIDs H.pylori bacterium
  • The symptoms of abdomen ulcerations usually try to treat itself by trying to defend the ulcer from acids. It heals once the suspected cause is removed. Drugs a doctor may inflict include:
  •  A nucleon pump substance (PPI) or Associate in Nursing H2-receptor antagonist
  • An antacid or alginate
  • Complications from abdomen ulcers like hemorrhage or perforation are rare. Either of those complications needs pressing medical attention.
Dr. Deepak Varma provides the best Treatment for Ulcer in Kerala with help of dedicated team of doctors and other staffs.


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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Live Long With Best Liver Cancer Treatment

The liver is one of the major organs of the body situated in the abdomen just beneath the ribs. It is responsible for production of bile which helps to break down the food particles into nutrients suitable for absorption. It is responsible for the conversion of absorbed nutrients into different forms of energy. It is also responsible for production hormones and other vital proteins which are essential for human body. Apart from these, it is responsible for metabolism control and production of required proteins necessary for blood clotting.


The liver is primarily affected by cancer which may arise in the liver or in other parts of the body which may spread to the liver. Most of the times liver cancer is metastatic which means the liver is affected by cancer caused in other body parts. Liver Cancer does not mean tumors formed in different parts of the liver. As the liver is made up of different types of cells, most of the tumors formed in the liver are benign. These types of tumors include cysts, fibroma, hemangioma, hepatic adenoma and focal nodular hyperplasia. All these tumors are easily curable by ultrasound and surgical treatments. Serious liver cancers include HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) and cholangiocarcinoma.

Symptoms of Liver Cancer
It is difficult to detect liver cancer at an early stage as most of the liver cancers will not show symptoms at an early stage. As the tumor grows, following symptoms are visible in people:
  • Abdomen swelling
  • Weight loss 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • The color change of eyes and skin to yellow. 
  • Feeling pain on the right side of the abdomen. 
  • Weakness.
How to Detect Liver Cancer?
Liver cancer can be detected by proper diagnosis. One can detect liver cancer by undergoing a blood test, which detects abnormalities in the functioning of the liver. An imaging test is another best way to detect liver cancer. Imaging tests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computerized tomography) and ultrasound test. Another major test which can diagnose liver cancer is biopsy. By undergoing liver biopsy test, one can detect liver cancer.

Treatments for Liver Cancer
Based on the age and severity of the disease, different types of treatments are offered to cure liver cancer. If the tumor is in an early stage, it can be removed by surgery. If the liver is adversely affected by cancer then liver transplantation is a suggestible treatment to cure liver cancer. Ablation therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are some other treatments adopted based on the severity of the disease.

The hospital offers best Liver Cancer Treatment in Kochi with the help of dedicated team of doctors and other staff.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Best Hiatus Hernia Treatment in Kochi

When any internal organ pushes into an area of other organs the condition occurs is known as Hernia. An opening in the diaphragm, the wall that separates chest cavity and abdomen is called hiatus.   Hiatal Hernia or hiatus hernia happens when stomach pushes itself into the chest through the hole. 

Two types of Hiatal Hernia are :
  • Sliding Hiatal Hernia : This is a very common type in which both esophagus and stomach pushes into the chest through the opening. This may result in heart burns or reflex symptoms.
  • Paraesophageal Hernia : In this case, stomach pushes deep into the esophagus and stays fixed there. This blocks the blood flow into the stomach and surgery is necessary to normalize the condition.
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When you should visit a doctor ?
  • Burning sensation in heart
  • Severe chest pain
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Inability to empty the bowels
  • Difficult to swallow and eat
  • Belching

Treatment procedure :

Among both types of a hiatal hernia, the paraesophageal hernia is most dangerous. It obstructs the natural blood flow in the system and becomes life threatening. Laparoscopic Surgery is usually done to correct this. Doctors will make the small opening in the abdomen, and  inserts surgical equipment through this. Doctors use a device called laparoscope to view internal areas of the abdomen on a monitor. By observing the  procedure doctor can do the surgery accurately. The major advantages of this include less pain, fewer side effects, less scarring and fast recovery.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Drop Your Weight Through Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is performed for the obese people when they fail to lose weight after regular exercise and diet. In this surgery, weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with removal of a stomach portion or through the gastric bands. Restrictive and Malabsorptive procedures involve in bariatric surgery. General anesthesia is given before the surgery.


Restrictive procedure decreases the size of stomach. After this procedure, stomach can only hold one cup of food rather than four cup. Malabsorptive procedure decreases calorie absorption in the small intestine.
Advantages of Bariatric Surgery :
  • Long term weight loss
  • Recovery from diabetes
  • Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors
Gastric Bypass, Gastric Band Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy and BPS with DS are the Types of Bariatric Surgery.

Gastric Bypass : Gastric bypass is both restrictive and malabsorptive procedure. For the gastric bypass, surgeon use small staples to make small pouch by cutting the top half of the stomach. And this will serve as new stomach. Lower portion of the stomach does not receive food. Then, small intestine is divided and bottom of it is attached into the new stomach.

Advantages :
  • Restricts the amount of food consumed
  • Significant weight loss
Sleeve Gastrectomy : Sleeve gastrectomy reduces 15 percent of stomach’s original size by the surgical removal of huge portion of stomach which result in tube like structure.

Advantages :
  • Only need to stay in the hospital for 2 days
  • Favorable changes in hormones that reduce appetite and suppress hunger
Gastric Band : Inflatable band is tied around the upper portion of the stomach. A small stomach pouch is created above the band.

Advantages :
  • Low risk for mineral deficiencies
  • No cutting of stomach is needed
(BPS/DS) Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch : Procedure is similar to sleeve gastrectomy. By removing a portion of the stomach, a small tubular stomach pouch is created . After this, a large portion of small intestine is bypassed.

Advantages :
  • Most effective against diabetes

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Burning Sensation in Stomach, It's Time to Consult A Gastro Surgeon

Are you suffering from stomach problems? Then it’s the time for consulting a Gastroenterologist

A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the digestive system. 
Gastroenterology is the branch of medical science focused on the digestive system and its disorders. it deals with the diseases of intestines, bile duct, liver and pancreas. Gastroenterology is divided into two medical and surgical. Surgical Gastroenterology is a sub-specialty dealing with the management of diseases related to the human gastrointestinal tract involving the organs namely esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, small and large intestine, rectum and anus.

Symptoms :
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort.
  • Constipation and diarrhea.
  • Cancer (e.g., colorectal cancer, stomach [gastric] cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer)
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract.
Gastro Surgeon Cochin

Dr Deepak varma is a Senior Gastro surgeon in Cochin, Kerala. He is the most experienced surgeon for the treatment of colorectal cancers.

The areas in which he is specialized are :
  • Gastro surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Gall bladder surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Liver and Spleen surgery
  • Stomach surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery

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