There are several methods for treating obesity, such as behaviour modification, physical activity, medically managed weight-loss and surgical treatment.
Behaviour plays a significant role in obesity. Suggested behaviour modifiers include: changing eating habits, increasing physical activity becoming educated about the body and how to nourish it appropriately, engaging in a support group and setting realistic weight managements goals.
Today's society has developed a very sedentary lifestyle and routine physical activity can greatly impact your health. Increasing a physical activity program is an important aspect in managing obesity. Consult your physician before initiating any exercise program.
Medically Managed Weight-Loss
Medically managed weight-loss programs provide treatment in a clinical setting with a licensed healthcare professional, such as doctor, dietitian and/or psycologist. These program offer services such as prescription of weight-loss medications, nutrition education, physical activity instruction and behavioral therapy. These meditation can only result in
5-10 % weight reduction. However, weight gain is rapid once meditation is withdrawn.
Surgical treatment of obesity is the only option for those who are classified as morbidly obese. After weight-loss surgery, individuals must still modify their lifestyle habits, adjust their diet and increase their physical activity. There are a few different types of bariatic surgery or weight-loss surgery treatment options, such as Gastric Bypass, Gastric Band and Gastric Sleeve. All these surgeries are done Laparoscopically.
Minimally Invasive Techniques (Keyhole Surgery)
Minimally invasive surgery means faster operations, less anesthesia, much smaller incisions and less scarring, all os which contribute to faster healing and recovery. At Kaizen Hospital all procedures are performed using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques.