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The branch of medicine that is concerned with the prevention, treatment, and causes of obesity is known as bariatrics. A doctor who specialises in this specialty is called a bariatric physician or a bariatrician.

You can consult a Bariatrics if

  • You are obese and wish to lose weight
  • You have unsuccessfully attempted losing weight on your own
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Frequently Asked Questions

A bariatric physician or a bariatric is a medical doctor specialized in the treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases and conditions.

Bariatric physicians treat overweight and obese patients with diet, nutrition, exercise, behavioral therapy, and appropriate medications.

To consult a bariatrics online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Bariatrics’ in the search bar to find a list of bariatric physicians, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a bariatric physician.

Yes, a bariatric physician treats all kinds of obesity-related disorders. They use an extensive treatment approach to combate obesity in overweight or obese patients.

You should consult a bariatric physician if you feel instant weight gain in your body, want to lose weight and are willing to make lifestyle changes, feel distressed and out of control end up overeating, and if your BMI is greater than 25.

Bariatric physicians are simply doctors who treat obese patients .

Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult bariatric physicians any time. Our bariatric physicians are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.

Apollo 24/7 has the best bariatric physicians in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions related to obesity are taken care of.

Yes, all bariatric physicians on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.

A person is said to be obese and referred as a bariatric patient when their body mass index (BMI) is equal to or greater than 30. BMI is a measure of body fat based on weight and height. The higher your BMI, the higher is the risk of you developing chronic diseases.

No. A bariatrician does not perform weight loss surgeries. If you need surgery to lose weight, you will be referred to a bariatric surgeon. A bariatrician will prescribe medications, dietary modifications, exercise, behaviour modification, counselling, etc. to treat obesity.

A bariatrician is a medical doctor who is trained in treatments for obesity as well as ways to improve health through positive lifestyle changes. A dietician, on the other hand, offers non-medical options such as weight management strategies to support your health."

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