Mostly seen as an aesthetic problem, obesity can quickly turn into a medical problem. It also increases the risk of other diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and even cancer. While the causes may vary from patients to patients, it generally occurs due to genetics or medical history, combined with the environment and lifestyle choices. Therefore, a consultation with an expert is essential to assess the treatment options.
Our doctors will measure BMI and perform a physical examination to diagnose obesity. They may also ask for medical history and 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.
Gastric bypass is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery for weight-loss. In this surgery, the surgeon will create a small pouch from the stomach and connect it with the small intestine. It shrinks the stomach size, so the digestive system cannot absorb as much food as before.
It also allows the small intestine to receive digestive fluids from the main stomach. After the surgery, food bypasses most of the stomach, so lesser calories end up getting absorbed. It helps patients lose excess weight and reduce the risk of other obesity-related health problems.