Obesity Management

 
 
 
 
Obesity 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.

We now have a wide range of medical and surgical options to reverse this condition quickly and reliably.
Conventional expedients include diet and exercise program and medication.

We also offer endoscopic solutions such as intragastric injections and several models of gastric balloons.
Long 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 risks.

 

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

- 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?
  • You can get the procedure done by a trained and accredited bariatric and metabolic surgeon
  • The Surgeon should preferably have many years of experience doing the recommended procedure
  • You 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?
  • Your appetite will remain the same. You will have early satiety
  • Your sexual life will improve.
  • Your social life will improve.
  • Your work-life will improve
  • Your ability for physical activity will improve

- FAQ 5: Do I still need to exercise?
  • Exercise is important to retain or build muscle mass.
  • If you don’t exercise you will lose both fat and muscle as well
  • Exercise 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?
  • In 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?
  1. Book a consultation with ASG clinic
  2. Diagnose the concern and recommend the most effective treatment plan. Family support is important during this phase
  3. This 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