BARIATRIC-SURGERY - FMH

BARIATRIC SURGERY

Fatima Memorial Hospital offers Bariatric Surgery for patients suffering from obesity. Patients who are morbidly or severely obese are at increased risk of health problems and tend to have a shortened life span. There is also added potential risk from continued weight increase. The risks of severe obesity are greater than that of its surgical treatments.

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF OBESITY

  • Diabetes/high blood sugar
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension/high blood pressure
  • Infertility and complications of pregnancy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis/joint problems
  • Decreased life span

Bariatric Procedures rely on two primary mechanisms to promote weight loss: gastric restriction and intestinal malabsorption. Hormonal changes are also being recognized as an important mechanism of post-surgical weight loss as there is an alteration in the release of hunger-causing hormones which results in early satiety and decreased hunger.

The operation is usually done laparoscopically. This involves small incisions. The benefits of this technique over conventional open method are:

  • Less post operative pain
  • Lower chances of wound infection
  • Better cosmetic result
  • An earlier return to pre-surgical levels of activity

Post surgery weight loss varies widely, depending on many factors, such as the patient’s age, starting weight, ability to exercise and the type of operation used. On average, patients lose one half to two thirds of their initial excess weight at the end of one year.

CONSULTANTS AVAILABLE:

Prof. Aasim Malik
MBBS, FRCS
Professor & HOD

Dr. Javed Shakir
MBBS, FCPS, FICSm MRCS
Associate Professor

Dr. Jamshed Ahmad Rehmani
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Professor

Dr. Junaid Khan Lodhi
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Professor

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT:
UAN : +92 42-111-555-600,
Ext. 347/380/361

Dr. Ahsan Masud Chaudhry
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ghazia Qasmi
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Professor

Dr. Imran Sadiq
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Professor

Dr. Saba Tahir Bukhari
MBBS, FCPS
Senior Registrar

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