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
Hypertension/high blood pressure
Infertility and complications of pregnancy
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.
Prof. Aasim Malik
Professor & HOD
Dr. Javed Shakir
MBBS, FCPS, FICSm MRCS
Dr. Jamshed Ahmad Rehmani
Dr. Junaid Khan Lodhi
Dr. Ghazia Qasmi
Dr. Imran Sadiq
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