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Dr. Anirudh Vij

About Dr. Anirudh Vij

Dr. Anirudh Vij is one of the best bariatric surgeons of Delhi and India with more than 10 years of experience in this field. He is the founder and head of department of bariatric and metabolic surgery at Dr Sunderlal memorial Hospital, New Delhi. This centre has been certified by the International Excellence Federation (IEF) for bariatric and metabolic surgery as one of the few centres of excellence in this field. He has performed over 500 bariatric and metabolic surgery procedures with excellent long term results. Besides bariatric surgery, Dr Anirudh Vij is well versed in basic and advanced laparoscopic surgeries like gallbladder surgery, hernia, appendicectomy, fundoplication, colorectal resection, etc. and gynaecological surgeries like cyst excision, fibroid removal and hysterectomy.

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Obesity is a metabolic condition due to accumulation of excess fat in the body. In medical terms, a patient having BMI > 30kg/m2 is considered obese.

BMI stands for body mass index. It is calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms by the (height in meters)


BMI= Body weight in kg/(Height in meters)

Obesity is associated with a number of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, sleep apnea, PCOD, osteoarthritis and depression. It causes severe health risks and is associated with decreased life span and poor quality of life. Hence, it is important to stay close to your ideal body weight in order to be healthy.

Bariatric surgery is the only medically approved procedure for long term and effective weight loss. It is a laparoscopic surgery which involves reducing the size of the stomach or bypassing part of the intestine to decrease the intake and absorption of food which results in a gradual and sustained weight loss which is generally permanent

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How is bariatric surgery useful for cases of fatty liver disease?

Obese people have increased levels of both subcutaneous and visceral fat within their body. Subcutaneous fat is the one which is stored under the skin and makes the person appear bulky while the visceral fat

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Why is bariatric surgery useful for people with joint pains and osteoarthritis?

Bariatric surgery is a metabolic surgery which results in reduction of the excess weight of the person significantly and thereby contributes to resolution of obesity related diseases.

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