OBESITY SURGERY

MJM Hospital Obesity Surgery Clinic

  • The Obesity Surgery Clinic at MJM Hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities for Bariatric surgeries. The clinic offers advice from expert Bariatric Surgeons, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Physiotherapy, State-of-the-art Operation Theatres, and affordable surgical packages.

What is Obesity?

  • The terms "overweight" or "Obese" refer to the person's overall body weight. When a person exceeds his normal BMI (Body Mass Index) he / she is said to be overweight. In medical terms - To be Obese is to have a higher amount of extra body fat in comparison to your muscles, bones and other body fluids. The easiest and the most useful ways to measure body fat are to check your BMI and your waist circumference.

Obesity puts your health at risk via:

  • High blood pressure
  • High level of Triglycerides (Type of Blood fat)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Cancer
  • Advice from expert Bariatric surgeons
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • State of the art operation theatre
  • 24×7 Emergency services
  • Affordable surgical packages

SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

  • It is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature.
  • Procedure:
    • A restrictive procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach laparoscopically from 1500ml to approximately 150 ml. It helps in effective controlling / curing co-morbidities and achieving weight loss of approximately 70% excess weight in one year.

GASTRIC BYPASS

  • This type of surgery refers to a surgical procedure in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower "remnant" pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both.
  • Procedure:
    • A gold standard procedure by isolating a portion of the stomach and connecting to the distal part of the small intestine. It is done laparoscopically and effectively helps in controlling / curing co-morbidities and achieving weight loss of approximately 80% of excess weight in one year.

Find out if you are a candidate for Bariatric surgery?

  • To know whether weight loss surgery is an appropriate weight loss tool for you, let's look at the medical guidelines established by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for Bariatric Surgery.

YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY IF YOU MEET ATLEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO CRITERIA:

  • HAVE A BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) OF ATLEAST 37.5 OR BMI OF 32.5 WITH MINIMUM TWO CO-MORBIDITIES.
  • HAVE A WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE OF >85CM IN FEMALES AND >95CM IN MALES.

AND IF YOU MEET BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • HAVE FAILED MORE CONSECUTIVE WEIGHT LOSS ALTERNATIVES, SUCH AS SUPERSIZED DIET, EXERCISE AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROGRAMS.
  • ARE ATLEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.

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