KIMS and LivLife Hospitals announce Collaboration for better Bariatric care
India’s ace badminton player and Olympic silver-medalist P.V. Sindhu inaugurated KIMS LivLife Center. Leading South Indian Healthcare Major, KIMS Hospitals and South India’s first International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – LivLife Hospitals today announced that they have entered into an agreement to work as a single force in the field of bariatric and metabolic surgeries through KIMS and LivLife network, bringing together two South Indian renowned institutions. This collaboration is the first of its kind to offer complex bariatric care directly to all patients of all socio-economic levels.
There has been a dramatic increase in Obesity in India in the past couple of decades. With this collaboration of KIMS and LivLife, the hospitals will provide High-valued bariatric care to people of all socio-economic levels. KIMS LivLife Centre collaboration is agreed to be in line with vision and commitment of ‘PASSION FOR HEALING’. Under the agreement, both the hospitals together provide the latest technological advances like Robotic surgeries, endoscopic bariatric surgical procedures to patients at affordable prices.
In India, the incidence of Obesity is around 9%. But in a cross-sectional view, most of the obesity is in Urban India. Several lakhs of people are suffering Obesity and its consequences like Diabetes, Hypertension, high cholesterol levels, joint-related issues, infertility, heart diseases, strokes, and certain cancers. However, only about 16000 surgeries have been performed in India last year. Although each year, this number is growing, it is still a drop in the ocean. The reasons for people not availing such services are fear, cost and lack of awareness. Few insurance companies have started providing Obesity surgery related insurance policies, while many are yet to. In comparison, few lakhs of such surgeries were performed in the USA as there are proper awareness and support from insurance companies.