WLLW Selection Criteria for Surgery

1. BMI of 40 or higher
2. BMI of 35 or higher with co-morbidities
3. Long term history of obesity with multiple unsuccessful non-surgical attempts at Wt loss
4. Ability to comply with dietary and behavioural changes as recommended by the weight management team.

Once patients attain a BMI of >35, behavioural modification and exercise alone do not achieve a sustainable weight loss. The only strategy that is proven to produce weight loss is surgery. Once a patient has reached severe obesity every other means to induce weight loss is doomed to fail. Weight loss surgery however, is not a quick fix, and it's not suitable for everyone. However, when combined with a life-long commitment to proper nutrition and exercise, bariatric surgery can help you lose the excess fat and maintain a healthy weight, offering you a second chance at life.

The Process
Pre-Operative Questionnaire

Patients contemplating anti-obesity surgery will be asked to complete a pre-operative questionnaire, enquiring about medical history, co-morbid conditions, dietary habits and previous weight reducing therapy.

Pre-Operative Assessment
All patients undergo a comprehensive multi-disciplinary pre operative assessment to ensure appropriateness for surgery and to detect any illness or situations referred to as co-morbidity that may increase the patients' risk to surgery.

Pre-Operative Surgical Review
Patients will be reviewed by the director of WLLW, Ashraf Rasheed to discuss the surgical options.

Obesity Treatment The Surgical Options
There are many different types of operations carried out worldwide for the management of morbid obesity. At WLLW, only procedures that have proven record of safety and effectiveness in achieving the desired weight loss are performed.