First visit to the clinic

During the first clinic visit, which is the visit of investigations and assessment, you will undergo these routine steps to be ready for weight loss surgery process. Weight loss surgery is like other major surgeries requiring a group of investigations and assessments according to patient’s medical condition.

The pathway to weight loss surgery includes:

  • Full medical history and examination are completed.
  • Completing your database file.
  • Understand the weight loss surgery procedures, risks and potential benefits.
  • Choosing the best procedure for you depending on your medical condition.
  • Taking a full supporting data about the procedure (include web link, papers and videos).
  • Requesting a group of routine blood tests and other investigations:
    1. Complete blood count
    2. Fasting blood sugar
    3. Liver functions
    4. Kidney functions
    5. INR
    6. Thyroid profile (when indicated)
    7. Cortisol level (when indicated)
    8. Lipid profile (when indicated)
  • Requesting other investigations:
    1. Abdominal ultrasound
    2. Chest x-ray
    3. Electrocardiogram (ECG)
    4. Echocardiogram
    5. Pulmonary function tests (Spirometer)
    6. GI evaluation (when indicated)
  • Further specialized assessments may be requested:
    1. Cardiology evaluation
    2. Psychiatric evaluation
    3. Pulmonology evaluation
    4. Nutritional evaluation
    5. Endocrinology evaluation

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Gastric banding is an adjustable gastric band that alters the anatomy of the stomach to help you reduce your food intake.

It is performed laparoscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes small incisions as opposed to one large incision.


Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the relatively newer types of weight loss surgery.

This surgery can also be referred to medically as gastric sleeve resection, gastric sleeve surgery or tube gastrectomy.


Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) is regarded internationally as the “gold standard” of weight loss surgery designed to reduce your food intake if you have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. Follow up to 15 years after surgery has shown patients maintain weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.