Dr Heikal Mahmoud Clinic

Obesity struggle has ended through Gastric Bypass

extra weight obesity

Obesity has become one of the most prevalent diseases with the possibility of high-risk complications and may lead to death in some cases. The spread of obesity is due to several factors, including:
1- Genetic factors that cause weight gain.
2- Eating greedily, especially fast food and soft drinks, which are full of calories.
3- Lack of interest in exercise, laziness, and inactivity.
4- Obesity may result from taking certain medications.
5- Some unhealthy habits such as unscheduled eating, eating heavy meals at late hours, watching TV while eating.

All these factors may cause the emergence of obesity, as well as some complications resulting from obesity, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

Do the complications of obesity include the problems of blood pressure and diabetes only?
No, the complications of obesity are not limited to these two problems, but other complications may appear in some obese patients and cause deterioration in the patient's health status, such as:
1- Incidence of heart attacks and strokes.
2- An increase in cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, which may cause atherosclerosis.
3- Arthritis, especially the knee joint and back vertebrae.
4- Sleep apnea and shortness of breath when making any effort.
5- An imbalance in the body’s hormones, which may affect the sexual ability of men and the rates of pregnancy in women.

Therefore, the complications of obesity are multiple and can affect several organs in the body. Therefore, getting rid of obesity is a decision that must be taken without hesitation to preserve your health.

How could that woman in the pictures lose all that weight and recover from diabetes?
In this picture, you can see the woman before and after completing the Gastric Bypass with Dr. Heikal Mahmoud, and based on the words of this woman she was suffering from difficulty of movement and breathing while climbing the stairs, and her obesity caused her to develop diabetes. After being examined by Dr. Heikal Mahmoud, The doctor was able to determine the appropriate operation for her, which is Gastric Bypass, which proved to be successful with that woman after a long period of struggle against obesity.

There are other types of bariatric surgeries such as the Bikini Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Sleeve, single-Port Gastric sleeve, Banded Gastric sleeve, and basic and modified laparoscopic Bypass, but they have some minor differences in terms of the tools and locations of the small incisions that are performed, and this is determined between the patient and Dr. Heikal Mahmoud

All bariatric surgeries are characterized by:
- The disappearance of the effects of the operation after a short period.
- Less bleeding.
- A one-day stay in the hospital only.
- Less recovery period, and return to daily life in the shortest time.
- In addition to not feeling severe pain because of a pain reliever device with the patient known as PCA. This device remains with the patient for two or three days after the operation.