is one of the biggest problems facing the world today. It is fast overtaking
the problem of undernutrition and malnutrition. Obesity leads to many comorbid
medical problems including Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, fatty
liver, gallstones, sleep apnoea, back and joint problems, fertility, and sexual
disorders and many others.
now have a wide range of medical and surgical options to reverse this condition
quickly and reliably.
expedients include diet and exercise program and medication.
also offer endoscopic solutions such as intragastric injections and several
models of gastric balloons.
term and permanent solutions include the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and
variations of laparoscopic gastric bypass. These bariatric or weight loss
procedures give dramatic life-changing results which affect every aspect of the
patient’s life including longevity, exercise tolerance, social acceptance,
mental health, fertility, cardiovascular health, sexual health and cancer
Who is ideal for these procedures.
To consider individuals important factors like BMI and
comorbidity are important factors. The
ideal people for this procedure are individuals suffering from obesity-related
symptoms. This can be diabetes type 2, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, fatty
liver and more. Weight loss is essential to live healthily, reduce obesity-related medical problems and be in the best shape of your life.
- FAQ 1: What
would happen if I left my obesity unchecked?
Published scientific data shows:
- Life expectancy can decrease by 10 years
- Comorbidities such cardiovascular risk can double
- There is a higher risk of cancer
- There is a higher risk of diabetes
- Exercise tolerance can be severely limited
- There is extra stress on the joints and spine
- There are social and psychologically issues linked to obesity
- FAQ 2: What
are the benefits of reversing my obesity?
Published scientific data shows:
- It is possible to gain an average of 10 years of life expectancy
- There is a reduced risk of cardiovascular and cancer risk
- There are reduced joint and spinal problems
- Exercise tolerance is improved
- FAQ 3: Where
can I do this and what is the experience of the doctor?
can get the procedure done by a trained and accredited bariatric and metabolic
Surgeon should preferably have many years of experience doing the recommended
may want to check references from his past patients
- FAQ 4:
Would these obesity surgeries affect my appetite, sexual life and other parts
of my life?
appetite will remain the same. You will have early satiety
sexual life will improve.
social life will improve.
work-life will improve
ability for physical activity will improve
- FAQ 5: Do I
still need to exercise?
is important to retain or build muscle mass.
you don’t exercise you will lose both fat and muscle as well
will help develop a strong cardiovascular foundation that will keep you healthy
and energetic during the day
- FAQ 6: Is
this procedure supported by insurance?
general, weight loss procedure alone might not be covered by an insurance
policy. Check exclusions in the fine print of the policy. However, where
serious comorbidities (diseases related or caused by obesity: high blood
pressure, joint problems, reflux disease etc…) exist, insurance companies may
be obliged to allow your surgery.
- FAQ 7: What
is the process in ASG for this procedure?
a consultation with ASG clinic
- Diagnose the concern and recommend the most effective treatment plan. Family support is important during this phase
may require a pre-operative blood test, ECG and gastroscopy
After which, a date for surgery is decided to
begin your journey in obesity management