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.
To prepare for surgery, take good care of your health and try to learn as much as you can about the procedure. Planning ahead can help ensure you have a successful procedure and heal faster with a smooth recovery.
Depending upon the procedure and the patient's health, our surgeons may recommend some patients to medications. However, these medications are prescribed after a thorough evaluation of their medical history and overall health. Therefore, you need to inform the doctor about your allergies and previous medical conditions in advance
Recovery time after the surgery may vary from one patient to another. Usually, it depends on several factors, such as the patient's age, the type of surgery and the adversity of the problem that is being addressed during the surgery. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor about the same prior to your surgery.