Weight Loss Surgery
Ramsay can offer a solution to Obesity through it's weight loss
programs and surgical weight loss procedures. We offer Gastric
Banding, Gastric Bypass and Gastric Balloon Procedures. In making
the decision that you wish to proceed with being referred to a
surgeon, you must understand that surgery is only the first step to
a healthier and happier lifestyle.
You must be willing to commit to a long term program, which
includes regular visits to the hospital for nutritional advice,
weight monitoring and support.
Is your weight affecting your health?
Have you tried all the diets available with no success?
What is obesity?
Obesity is the accumulation of excess fat resulting in a body
weight which is more than 25% above what is considered to be normal
for your sex and height. The Body mass index (BMI) is the measure
most often used to determine whether someone is obese.
BMI is a measure of your relative weight to your height and is
calculated by taking your weight in Kilogrammes divided by your
height in metres squared.
You are overweight if your BMI is over 26 and you are obese if
your BMI is greater than 30.
What are the risks of being morbidly obese?
The more overweight or obese you are the greater the health
risks. Obesity can increase your chances of developing serious
medical conditions such as:
- Type 2 Diabetes - the risk of type 2 diabetes increases with
the degree and duration of obesity, particulary if you have a lot
of excess fat around your waist. Diabetes increases the risk of
heart disease and stroke.
- Hypertension (High blood Pressure)
- Heart Disease and stroke
- Cancer - obese women have an increases risk of breast and womb
cancer while obese men have an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Cancer of the bowel is also increased in obese individuals
- Sleep Apnoea (temporary disruption of breating during sleep.
Often associated with snoring and daytime sleepiness) and other
- Osteoarthritis and back pain
By losing weight you can significantly improve your health and
reduce your risk of developing these conditions.