Obesity is a universal problem. If someone is obese it means that person has too much body fat. An obese person should worry since obesity can reduce his or her life expectancy and lead to other health problems. Obesity increase the chances of getting various diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, asthma, and osteoarthritis.
Obesity is usually caused by a variety of factors such as excessive food intake, genetic susceptibility and little or no exercise. Obesity can also be caused by endocrine disorders, genetic disorders, psychiatric illness or medications. Obesity can be contained by physical exercise and dieting. But some times, if the BMI is greater than 40 kg per meter square, then Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery should be considered.
Obesity surgery can also be used to loose weight if diet and exercise programs have failed to control weight. People having conditions that don't allow fasting diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and glucose intolerance are also candidates for Bariatric surgery.
Weight loss by surgery can be achieved by using an implanted medical device to reduce the stomach size. Bariatric surgeons may also remove a part of the stomach, or reroute the small intestines to a small pouch in the stomach. This is called gastric bypass surgery.
Popular Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) Procedures
Featured Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) Providers Abroad
Languages: English, Russian, Greek
HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.
It was founded in ...
Languages: English, Spanish
Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá opened its doors on January 31st, 1983, with the aim of providing patients, families and the community in genera...
Languages: English, Chinese
Shanghai United Family Hospital (SHU), a joint venture between Chindex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX) and the Shanghai Changning Central Hospital, is a member of the United Family Healthcare (UFH)...
Languages: Thai, English
Chiangmai Ram Hospital sits at the center of one of Thailand's largest and most respected hospital groups. The Ramkhamhaeng Group has the resources, experience and expertise to provide international q...
View all Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) Providers Abroad
BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...