Anti-obesity medication should only be considered after diet, behavioural changes and exercise have been tried and evaluated. If the patient’s weight has reached a plateau despite these measures, or if targets have not been achieved, pharmacological treatment may be considered.
Bariatric surgery significantly increases not only a person’s survival rate but also the quality of life. Life expectancy is significantly increased in these people.
The above two are the most common procedures. New evidence suggests that sleeve gastrectomy is as beneficial as gastric bypass in motivated patients with less immediate and long-term complications. Hence, it has emerged as the first choice in India.