Gastric Bypass Surgery – Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Samrat Jankar is one of the best gastrointestinal surgeons in Pune. Dr. Samrat Jankar specializes in investigating and treating all gastrointestinal problems.

Dr. Samrat Jankar Created on 23rd Nov, 21

The most prevalent type of respiratory difficulty connected with obesity is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When there is too much fat around the neck and throat, it obstructs our breathing during sleep, causing it to become shallow. 

When we are deeply asleep, we stop breathing altogether, which is known as apnea. Obesity is a crucial risk factor for OSA development, and losing weight improves obstructive sleep apnea in most people.


An expert gastroenterologist can best handle obstructive sleep apnea conditions. Dr. Samrat Jankar is a lead consultant and head of the Surgical Gastroenterology Department and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre, Lavale Pune. 


Dr. Jankar specializes in investigating and treating all gastrointestinal problems. He is an expert in advanced Gastric Bypass Surgery, laparoscopic surgery, GI cancer surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction surgery. 


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Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OAS)

Obesity is a chronic disorder that affects your entire body, not just your weight. Our experts provide care and the support you need to control and reduce obesity and the health issues that come with it.


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep problem, especially among obese people. Metabolic issues and cardiovascular morbidity are linked to it. The most notable individual risk factor for OSA is obesity.


Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Most Common Symptoms of OSA

  • Snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up sweating
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Frequent visits to the toilet at night
  • Having trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • Waking up gasping for breath

If you observe any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact the best gastroenterologist in Pune. 


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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Open surgery: Your surgeon will make a large incision to open your belly—the bypass works on your stomach, small intestine, and other organs.


Laparoscopy Surgery: In this surgery, experts use a tiny camera called a laparoscope. The surgeon inserts a camera in your abdomen. The scope allows the surgeon to see inside your stomach. The surgery is called laparoscopy.


Gastric Bypass Surgery


Advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery

 Gastric bypass surgery's advantages include:

  • Short term weight loss 
  • Excellent resolution of obesity-related health problems
  • Relief in joint pain
  • Improves fertility
  • Relives depression
  • Reduce cardiovascular attacks
  • Diminution in diabetes

An expert gastrointestinal surgeon will always give you the best solution for obesity and sleep apnea. Contact Dr. Samrat Jankar for your obesity and sleep apnea-related problems.



Gastric bypass surgery is effective in treating obesity and obstructive sleep apnea. The findings, however, show that a postoperative cardiorespiratory recording is required to identify patients with persisting moderate to severe OSA following surgery.



Relevant Questions

Q. My grandfather was diagnosed with GERD, how can he be treated?

GERD is a digestive disorder that affects the ring of muscle between your oesophagus & your stomach. This can usually be controlled with medication. If you wish to avoid long-term medication then we recommend: Fundoplication. Plan a consultation with Dr Samrat Jankar, our expert gastroenterologist. He will provide the best possible & effective treatment for this. 

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Q. Can i know about bariatric surgery and the criteria on meeting which i will qualify for this surgery?

To be eligible for bariatric surgery, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI between 35 and 40.
  • An obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
  • Weigh less than 450 pounds, the maximum weight that hospital radiology equipment can accommodate. If you need to lose weight to meet this requirement, a nutritionist is available to help.
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Q. My brother has sleep apnea most probably due to his obesity, how can that be treated?

For milder cases of obstructive sleep apnea, we recommend some lifestyle changes. Such as, 

  • Lose weight if you're overweight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Use a nasal decongestant or allergy medications.
  • Don't sleep on your back.
  • Avoid taking sedative medications such as anti-anxiety drugs or sleeping pills.
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Q. If i want to reduce weight, then what all options do i have, surgically or otherwise?

Each weight loss surgery option presents unique risks and benefits, so it's important to compare them. There are many surgical options out there, like Bariatric surgery, gastric bypass surgery, Sleeve gastrectomy etc. For further details, you can visit our clinic or book an appointment @+917904139064. 

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Q. How does non-vegetarian food cause acidity?

Yes, non-vegetarian food causes acidity or may lead to acid peptic disease. If you are experiencing so, then take less spicy and less oily food. You can have chicken and eggs but should avoid them being cooked in a fried oily manner.

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