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Obesity is a disease of new millennium which was not known or understood just few years back. With an average 3-5% of obese persons in India and approximately 75 lacs of obese people in Gujarat, obesity has become one of the leading cause of morbidly and mortality.

Obesity can be the leading cause of all these Health Problems :

Type-2 diabetes ( 40 times higher risk of DM 2 in obese as compare to normal weight individual), Hypertension, Ischemic heart disease & heart failure, Stroke & paralysis, Dementia & depression, Fatty liver, NASH (non-alcoholic steato hepatitis), Joint pains, gout, Sleep apnoea, snoring, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, Dyslipidaemia, Dvt & venous statics, Infertility & menstrual irregularities, Urinary incontinence, 13 type of cancers are more in obese than normal individual, Physical and psychological problems associated with Obesity.

Obesity is treated with Bariatric / Metabolic Surgery. These surgeries are being performed on your stomach and intestines to restrict your diet and to bypass your calories. Metabolic syndromes like diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hypertension etc. Diet, life style, dieses, hereditary are the reasons for Obesity.

The right candidate for bariatric surgery : Patient’s weight alone does not decide if you qualify for bariatric surgery, its all about BMI. According the Asian guidelines, qualifications for bariatric surgery in most areas include on patients BMI , at least one or more obesity related co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.

These surgeries are safe, they are done with laparoscopy so less painful, early recovery and early discharge from the hospital. Patient can mobile on the day of surgery and can resume work/ office in a week.

In Zydus hospital we are having specific dedicated department which look after obesity and metabolic surgery, with having most advanced laminar flow operation theatres and back up ICU care. We make sure that we can deliver maximum results in each of our obese patients with most affordable rates.


  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic MiniGastric Bypass (MGB/OAGB)
  • Laparoscopic Band
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Duodenojejunal Bypass
  • Laparoscopic BPD-DS
  • Endoscopic Balloon Therapy


What is Obesity? am i Obese?

  • it’s abnormal deposition of fat which leads to increase in weight which is higher than the ideal weight in that age and height
  • it’s calculated by BMI or WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE
  • according to BMI calculation:
    20-24.9- normal weight
    25-29.9-over weight=orange zone
    30-34.9-grade 1 obesity=red zone
    35-39.9-grade 2 obesity=red zone
    40-49.9-grade 3 obesity=red zone
    50 or above-super obese=red zone
    Calculate your BMI and know how obese you are
  • Waist Circumference
    Male-90cm or above
    Female-80cm or above

Why should i Worry About Obesity?

Obesity is a disease which is associated with many other diseases

  • type 2 diabetes (40times higher risk of dm 2 in obese as compare to normal weight individual)
  • hypertention
  • ischemic heart disease and heart failure
  • stroke and paralysis
  • dementia and depression
  • fatty liver,NASH (non alchoholic steato hepatitis)
  • joint pains, gout
  • sleep apnoea,snoring, obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • dyslipidemia
  • dvt and venous stasis
  • infertility and menstrual irregularities
  • urinary incontinence
  • 13 types of cancers are more in obese than normal individual
  • physical and psychological problems

What are the Reasons for Obesity?

  • DIET-high calories diet, junk food, excessive diet.. Use of beverages,alchohol, high sugar juices , irregular meals
  • LIFE STYLE: sedentary life style, lack of exercise
  • DISEASES; certain diseases like hypothyroidism, pitutory tumors, might be associated with obesity
  • HETEDITERY: certain families have obesity in their genes
To know the reason for your obesity ,consult our multidisciplinery team in zydus bariatric and metabolic surgery department

How can i Cure my Obesity and Obesity Related Disease/Problems?

  • DIET- our expert dieticians will help you to prepare a diet chart to get rid of your obesity
  • EXERCISE: our physiotherapist will help you to prepare a exercise plan to burn more calories without injuring your body
  • SURGERIES: if you are not able to loose weight with your conservative trials, our expert bariatric surgeon will help you to cure your obesity and related disorders

What is Bariatric/Obesity/Metabolic Surgeries? How do they work?

These are surgeries being performed on your stomach and intestines to restric your diet and to bypass your calories to loose weight and get rid of metabolic syndromes like diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertention etc

To know more about types and details of surgeries, kindly visit our bariatric and metabolic surgery department

Are Bariatric Surgeries Safe?

yes. They are safe. They are done with laparoscopy so less painful, early recovery and early discharge from the hospital. Patient can mobile on the day of surgery and can resume work/office in a week.

What are the Benefits of Bariatric Surgeries over Conventional Diet and Exercise?

diet and exercise together can help you loose 10-15% of your excess body weight. And you have to maintain the schedule to have sustained effects. Weight regains are the main problems associated with these methods. These methods are useful for over weight persons rather than obese persons.

bariatric surgeries will help you to loose 60-80% of your excess body weight depends on types of surgeries being done.

Bariatric surgeries will ensure you sustained weight reduction for 10-15 years .

along with weight surgeries will help you to cure/control your comorbidites like Type 2 dm, hypertention, dyslipidemia etc.

studies have proven that these surgeries may cure diabetes, helps to control it properly, reduces doses of insulin, helps to get rid of insulins, reduce numbers of medication required to control diabetes.

it helps to control hypertension and dysplipidemia

Who can Undergo Bariatric Surgery?

  • BMI 40 or more with or without comorbidities
  • BMI 35 or more with comorbidites
  • BMI 32 or more with comorbidities like dm,ht
  • BMI 27.5 or more with uncontrolled dm (hba1c more than 7)
  • BMI 30 or more with waist circumference more than 80 in females and more than 90cm in males

Why Zydus Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department ?

  • team of bariatric surgeon, physician, dieticians, physiotherapist to address the whole obesity and obesity related diseases
  • most advanced laminar flow operation theatres
  • Most advanced high defination laparoscopy systems
  • Full time availability of dedicated anethesiologist and intensivists
  • Most advanced icu set ups
  • Excellent nursing care
All These Facilities With The Most Affordable Price In Entire Gujrat. IT’S NOT JUST THE WEIGHT YOU LOSE; BUT THE LIFE YOU GAIN!!’

Dr.Parag Patel

Dr. Parag Patel is a full time Consultant Gastro Surgeon (Laparoscopy & Endoscopy Surgery) at Zydus Hospital, Anand. Dr. Parag Patel has pursued MBBS, MS (General Surgery), FMAS Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship in advanced Gastrointestinal Surgeries.
Dr. Parag is among the respected General & Laparoscopic Surgeons in Gujarat and his expertise and skill in the field have earned him recognition and respect from Patients, reputed Healthcare Peers & Institutions.
He is recognized for delivering quality healthcare through advanced state of the art minimally invasive surgeries Bariatric & Metabolic Surger y, General Surger y, Gastrointestinal Laparoscopy & Endoscopy. As a renowned surgeon, Dr Parag has successfully & independently performed innumerable complicated surgeries and enjoys an exceptional success rate, even in complex cases.
  • Fellowship in Stomach Surgery (South Korea)
  • Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery (Taiwan)
Professional Qualification
  • MBBS (M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Saurashtra University, Gujarat)
  • M. S., General Surgery, (M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Saurashtra University, Gujarat)
  • FIAGES (Fellowship in Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery)
  • Fellowship in Stomach Surgery, Seoul, South Korea
  • Hands on training & fellowship in Bariatrics & advanced laparoscopic surgeries from Lapsurg institute, Curitiba, Brazil, CMUC, Taichung, Taiwan (Dr. C. K. Huang)
  • FMAS, AMASI training skill course in Minimal Accesssurgery
  • Training in Endocopice Retrograd Cholangiopancereatography at Dr. Amit Maydeo, Mumbai & GCRI, Ahmedabad
  • Training in Upper GI Endoscopy & Colonoscopy at Dr. Amit Maydeo Mumbai & GCRI, Ahmedabad
Experience & Expertise
  • Laparoscopic Surgeries, Including appendicectomies, Cholecystectomies, Inguina l Henias, D iagnostic Laparoscopies, Peptic Perforations and Varicocele Surgeries, Hiatal Hernia, CBD explorations, GI onco surgeries, Ventral Hernia.
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Upper GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP
  • Open major and minor surgeries including major Trauma, Laprotomy for bowel and splenic injuries, Thoracotomies for chest injuries, GI Malignancies, Bariatric Surgeries
Current Appointment

Full time Consultant Surgical Gasteroentrologist & Bariatric Surgeon, Zydus Hospital, Anand.

Certification & Membership
  • Research on demogra phic profile & clinical presentation of Ulcerative colitis in Trimurti Hospital
  • Direct Trocar entry in Laparoscopic Surgeries
  • Conducted study on Prophylactic antibiotics in elective cholecystectomies in Gurugobind Singh Hospital, Jamnagar
  • Member of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • Member of Americal Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Member of the Association of Interventional GI Endoscopy of India (AIGE)
  • Member of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
  • Member of Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES)
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