Are you tired of fighting a never ending battle with your weight, being caught in a constant cycle of weight loss, weight regain, watching calories and feeling hungry? Do you have diabetes, sleep apnoea, hypertension and other weight related diseases? Are you struggling with the disease called obesity? If yes, then you should seriously consider bariatric or weight loss surgery.
Siva is originally from Malaysia and has made Perth home since 2007. He completed his medical degree in Manipal Academy of Higher education in 1999. He returned to Malaysia and completed his postgraduate specialist surgery training in General Surgery from University of Malaya in 2007 and prior to that he was awarded membership with the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) […] in 2005 He migrated to Perth and underwent further specialized advanced surgical training in all major Perth hospitals through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons training program. He successfully obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2015.
Based on both national and international standards a basic requirement is a BMI of more than 30. This is not absolute and there are variations based on a number of other factors such as presence of Diabetes Mellitus.
Below 18.5 - Underweight
18.5-24.9 - Normal
25.0-29.9 - Overweight
30.0 and Above - Obese
AT THIS STAGE YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY, PLEASE
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Changing your lifestyle to incorporate healthier habits is not an easy thing to do. It can be very frustrating if you feel you are doing your best, yet the scales just aren’t reflecting your continued efforts. Try as you might, the weight is not budging and it is when you are at your most frustrated […]
Weight loss surgery is a big decision and for many can be both life changing, life enhancing and life saving with the ability to rewrite a person’s future. Weight loss surgery is an extremely effective and useful tool for patients who, for various reasons, have been unable to shed significant excess weight. Despite the benefits, […]
For patients who have had weight loss surgery, such as gastric sleeve or gastric band procedures, there can be concerns about how they might undergo a colonoscopy in the future if required for healthcare checks or diagnostic reasons. A colonoscopy can detect bowel disorders such as colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn’s Disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Colonoscopy […]
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