Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery completely bypasses the stomach and part of the small intestine. This has proved to be a very successful operation for thousands of patients.
Not only is weight reduced relatively quickly, but studies have shown this surgery can offer many patients the best chance of maintaining their new weight, always provided they are committed to permanent changes in their lifestyle. Because the body can absorb fewer nutrients from the food, you must also commit to taking daily supplements.
A personal consultation with Dr Ma will help you find out whether this is the right weight loss surgery for you.
Body Mass Index (BMI): A Quick Calculator
If your BMI is 30 – 39.9, you are considered to be obese; 40 – 49.9 is morbidly obese, and 50+ is super obese. BMI can be useful in helping you understand whether you are in a healthy weight range. But it’s only part of the equation. Your initial consultation with Dr Ma includes a thorough medical examination, full medical history and questions about your current lifestyle and weight management history.
Dr Suzanne Ma
MBBS (Monash) FRACS (General)
Dr Ma is an expert in weight loss surgery as part of an overall weight loss for life and health program.