Obesity is a complex condition in which a person has an excessive amount of body fat. Mostly seen as an aesthetic problem, it can quickly turn into a medical problem. It also increases the risk of other diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and even cancer.
The causes of obesity may vary from patients to patients. However, it generally occurs due to genetics, combined with the environment and lifestyle choices. Therefore, a consultation with an expert is essential to assess the treatment options.
A patient with a BMI of 30 or above is considered obese. Therefore, our doctors will measure BMI and perform a physical examination for assessment. They may recommend additional tests such as ultrasound, blood test and X-ray to identify other underlying conditions. It helps them determine the severity of the condition and how much weight the patient needs to lose.
While some can treat obesity through lifestyle changes, others may require weight-loss surgery. Endoscopic sleeve surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed using a laparoscopic stapler. In this surgery, the surgeon will insert the device through the patient’s throat and down to the stomach. It places sutures in the stomach and makes it smaller.
The surgery leads to significant weight loss as it allows patients to consume limited foods and calorie intake, which further improve digestion. It also improves metabolism and overall health.