Dr Heikal Mahmoud Clinic

The success story of a young man from Saudi Arabia

high body mass index

The problem of obesity and overweight prevents a person from living normally. In the beginning, obesity begins by accumulating large amounts of fat in certain areas of the body. This accumulation results in pressuring the organs of the body in these areas. For example, the accumulation of fat cells in the abdominal area and around the lungs presses on the diaphragm causing difficulty in inhalation and exhalation. Also, the severe increase in body weight causes weakness of the heart muscle, high blood pressure, movement difficulties, and an increase in the incidence of heart attacks.

All these complications resulting from obesity prevent a person from living normally with his friends or children, so obese patients always seek a way out of this problem. So many obese patients followed firm diets and exercised daily. They succeeded in losing weight, but not to a satisfying limit.

Bariatric surgeries were the solution that offers results that exceeded all expectations and became the ideal solution to eliminate the problems of obesity and its complications.

Bariatric surgeries are two main types, the Gastric Sleeve and the Gastric Bypass surgery. The results of both surgeries are often impressive if the patient adhered to the instructions of his surgeon and the specific quantities and types of food.

The difference between the Gastric Sleeve and the Gastric Bypass:
Gastric Sleeve in which 80% of the stomach volume is removed longitudinally and the wound is stapled using modern staplers to ensure the complete closure of the wound and prevent any leakage. Thus decreasing the ability to eat food in large quantities, which helps burning body fat to produce enough energy and lose weight quickly. The doctor’s instructions after the operation contribute to the success of the surgery and ensuring weight loss and reaching the ideal weight. 

While the Gastric Bypass process depends on reducing the size of the stomach and making a link between the upper stomach part and the intestine immediately after skipping about 2 meters of it, bypassing the first part of the intestine. This skip helps in reducing sugars and fats in the body significantly because this part of the intestine is responsible for absorbing sugars and fats. Also, the reduction of the stomach decreases the amount of food eaten.

The success story of a young man from Saudi Arabia:
There is a big difference between the two pictures representing this young man before and after the Gastric Sleeve. He was suffering from excessive obesity that caused him several problems such as shortness and difficulty breathing when making minimum effort preventing him from keeping up with his friends in the movement. So he decided to resort to bariatric surgeries to eliminate his problem. The problem was to choose the best bariatric surgeon. Bariatric operations require experience and skill. He also searched for examples that succeeded in reaching their ideal weight, and after a long search on social networks, he found the center of Dr. Heikal Mahmoud where he found many success stories. So he decided to travel to Egypt and perform surgery with Dr. Heikal Mahmoud, a consultant in bariatric and endoscopic surgery. After the operation, this young man lost nearly half of his weight in about a year. Now he enjoys his favorite sport with his friends without getting tired.