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Gastric bypass surgery Singapore: An effective weight loss solution?

Obesity is a serious condition. Those with obesity often have a series of medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Worldwide, there are about 2.8 million obesity-related deaths every year.

At a fundamental level, increasing physical activity and consuming less calories would naturally lead to weight loss. But eating behaviour and our ability to lose weight is also driven by genetics, hormones and neural circuits — so thinking that combating obesity with just eating less is over simplifying the matter.

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Gastric sleeve gastrectomy Singapore: What to know about it

Often, severely obese patients who do not successfully lose weight despite diet and lifestyle efforts opt to do bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery refers to surgical procedures that remove or reduce the size of the stomach to treat obesity. Patients typically experience rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric surgery option.

What does it involve, how effective is it and are there any possible complications? This article will find out more.

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Gastroscopy Singapore: A doctor’s guide on how it’s done

A gastroscopy can help rule out or confirm the presence of conditions like stomach cancer, peptic ulcers or gastritis. In this procedure, a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is lowered down the throat to look inside the food pipe, stomach and first small of the small intestine. The endoscope has a camera and light at one end which captures and sends images of your insides to a monitor. It can also take tissue samples by latching instruments such as small pincers, as well as suck out air and fluids.

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