Obesity is a complex condition in which a person has an excessive amount of body fat. It’s also a medical problem that 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 or medical history, combined with the environment and lifestyle choices. Therefore, a consultation with an expert is essential to assess the treatment options.
Our doctor may perform a physical examination and ask for medical history. Also, they may recommend additional tests such as ultrasound, blood test and X-ray to identify other underlying conditions. It will help them determine the severity of the condition and how much weight the patient needs to lose.
While some patients can treat obesity through lifestyle changes, others may require weight-loss surgery. In gastric sleeve surgery, the surgeon makes a surgical incision on the abdomen to access and divide the stomach into two parts.
The surgeon then removes a part of the stomach, leaving only a sleeve-shaped pouch stomach in the abdomen. It allows patients to consume limited foods and calorie intake, which further improve digestion, metabolism and overall health.