Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a successful technique for some people to treat their obesity or severe obesity. If you’re considering weight-loss surgery, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Get the information you need to make an informed choice with your doctor about whether this surgery is best for you.
Weight loss surgery is based on a number of factors, including your weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) and any other health issues (co-morbidities) that you may have.
For some people, no amount of modifications to their food, nutrition, exercise, or diabetic condition can help them lose weight.
Weight loss through bariatric surgery may be appropriate for you if you sit within the eligibility criteria below. However, if you are unsure, please contact our weight contact centre for more information.
A good candidate for weight loss surgery is someone who is;
DISCLAIMER: Our Weight Loss Surgery Program is designed to cater to a broad range of patients, with your safety and well-being as our top priority. If your BMI exceeds 50, it’s essential to inform our team so we can discuss the best options for your individual circumstances. While certain clinical considerations might influence surgical recommendations, the final decision always lies with our surgeons. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified healthcare professional.
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Weight-loss surgery is a medical procedure that alters your digestive system to aid weight loss.
It can help you lose weight if you are morbidly obese by reducing your food intake and disturbing your digestive processes. It increases your feeling of being full after you eat.
Weight loss surgery is performance using minimally invasive surgical techniques which means it is performed through very small incisions in the stomach. This often results in patients having a quicker recovery time and a shorter stay in hospital. On average 2-3 nights depending on the procedure.
There are two primary types of weight-loss surgery operations available at our hospital for people who are obese or morbidly obese;
Sleeve gastrectomy, often known as gastric sleeve surgery, is a method of surgical weight loss in which a tube-shaped stomach is surgically created.
Gastric bypass surgery (also known as a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) is a surgical technique that facilitates weight loss by decreasing the size of the stomach and altering how the stomach and small intestine absorb food.