Nutrition & Weight Management
Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in your body. People who are overweight or are obese have a much greater risk of developing serious conditions, including: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, joint disease, fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, abnormal menstruation, and depression.
Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric and metabolic surgery. These terms are used in order to reflect the impact of these operations on patients’ weight and the health of their metabolism (breakdown of food into energy). In addition to their ability to treat obesity, these operations are very effective in treating diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and high cholesterol, among many other diseases. These operations also have an ability to prevent future health problems. The benefits allow patients with obesity who choose to undergo treatment to enjoy a better quality of life and a longer lifespan.
Weight management clinic at Ebnesina hospital is dedicated to the management of excessive weight. By applying the most current methods, the program helps patients manage their weight and reduce the medical risks linked with being obese. Our specialized staffs are leaders in their field of endocrinology and metabolism. Our doctors collaborate as a multidisciplinary team with other medical specialists at Ebnesina hospital to design the most effective plan for each patient.
Our services at weight management clinic
- Bypass surgery
- Sleeve surgery
Bariatric surgery procedures:
Body mass index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI is an inexpensive and easy screening method for weight category—underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.
How is BMI calculated?
Formula: weight (kg) / [height (m)]2
With the metric system, the formula for BMI is weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Because height is commonly measured in centimeters, divide height in centimeters by 100 to obtain height in meters.
Example: Weight = 68 kg, Height = 165 cm (1.65 m)
Calculation: 68 ÷ (1.65)2 = 24.98
Step 1: How do I get my BMI?
Some of the criteria for people who are candidates for surgery such as laparoscopic gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass and the like are:
Age above 18 years
BMI>35 along with one of the complications of obesity such as diabetes, blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease and increased blood cholesterol and triglycerides.
Failure to lose weight through non-surgical methods such as diet and exercise.
Step 2: See a bariatric surgeon
After calculating the BMI and in case of having the necessary conditions for bariatric surgery, the patient is recommended to refer to the surgeon of his choice, the patient is given the opportunity to ask his questions directly to the doctor and clear up his doubts. The surgeon will give the patient sufficient information about the surgery.
Step 3: Preoperative testing
Complete blood tests: to check physical health and various body organs such as liver, thyroid, parathyroid, fat profile, sugar
Examination of the gastrointestinal tract including endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract and examination for the presence of diaphragmatic hernia, reflux, stomach infection, etc.
Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound and examination of the liver and gall bladder, ovaries, pancreas, etc.
Step 4: conducting consultations
Cardiac counseling and examination in some patients with old age or a history of heart disease, blood pressure, etc
Pulmonary consultation and examination in some patients with a history of lung disease, asthma, sleep apnea, etc
Counseling and examination of mental health in some patients to determine the possibility of adapting to the changes made in the future life
Consultation and examination of glands in some patients with a history of diabetes, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and the like
Specialized and sub-specialized consultation in case of special diseases such as rheumatism, allergies, etc.
Step 5: Visit the obesity clinic
After performing all the tests, endoscopy, ultrasound and medical consultation, it is necessary to visit the doctor for:
Final control of all documents and answers to consultations
Choosing the type of surgery
Announcement of operation time
Introduction letter for health insurance