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From state-of-the-art operating rooms with the latest integrated laparoscopic system and special instruments are used to aid in safe surgery. Read about the investigations that are critical in providing treatment to the patients. Requirements will change depending on individual patient's obesity & co-morbidity status.

The morbidly obese have to seriously consider surgery for reducing weight to avoid its ill effects. Surgery for Morbid Obesity is for the following situations

  • The person’s BMI is over 37.5 kg/m2, or is 32.5 kg/m2 or higher and a serious medical problem (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, reflux) that is made worse by obesity is present.
  • If it has not been possible to reduce or maintain weight under a medically supervised program.
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