Bariatric & General Surgery

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. The basic principle of bariatric surgery is to restrict food intake and decrease the absorption of food in the stomach and intestines.

By the time you are consider having surgical intervention for your weight problems you may have found that exercise and dieting alone has failed you and you are now either extreme and excessively obese.

Weight loss surgery can have a profound effect on a patient’s ongoing health and well-being, can help you regain your lifestyle b and can even be potentially be lifesaving. It is always important to recognise that weight loss surgery must also take into account the necessary need for you to embrace healthy eating and lifestyle changes after surgery.

 

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Very basically, these surgery options alter the way in which your body will digest food. The digestion process begins when you put food into your mouth, chew and mixed this with saliva and other enzyme-containing secretions. The food then reaches the stomach where it is mixed with digestive juices and broken down so that nutrients and calories can be absorbed. Digestion then becomes faster as food moves into the duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine. It is here that it then mixes with bile and pancreatic juice.

Weight Loss surgery is designed to alter or interrupt this digestion process so that food is not broken down and absorbed in the usual way. A reduction in the amount of nutrients and calories absorbed enables patients to lose weight and decrease their risk for obesity-related health risks or disorders.

Your BMI is a measure of height in relation to your weight. It is used to define levels of over weight of obesity and helps determine whether bariatric intervention is required and which procedure is best for you. The higher your BMI then the higher you are to be susceptible to increased health risks type 2 diabetes, arthritis, heart and lung diseases, bone and joint degeneration, sleep obstructive apnea just to name a few.

Excess weight loss means the amount of weight that is shed before a normal BMI could be achieved. For example, a person a weight of 150kg with a height of 150cm should have an ideal weight of 50kg (BMI 23). The excess weight required to lose is 100kg.

Intra-gastric balloonGastric Balloon
  • Non surgical procedure
  • simple and short procedure (takes only 10 minutes)
  • silicone balloon inserted through the mouth with an endoscope
  • balloon remains in stomach for 6 months and then is removed
  • Average weight loss:12 - 20kg

 

 

Sleeve gastrectomySleeve Gastrectomy
  • Performed laparoscopically
  • Requires short hospitalization (3-5 days)
  • Safe surgery with low complication rate
  • Average weight loss of 70 - 80% off the excess weight

 

 

Gastric plicationGastric Plication
  • Stomach converted into a "sleeve" with sutures
  • Performed laparoscopically
  • No cutting or stapling required
  • Completely reversible
  • Safe surgery with low complication rate
  • Average weight loss of 60 - 70% off excess weight

 

 

Roux-en-Y Gastric bypassRoux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Most effective bariatric procedure
  • Performed laparoscopically
  • Potentially cures diabetes and other obesity related disorders
  • Short hospitalization ( 3-5 days)
  • Safe surgery with low complication rate
  • Average weight loss of 80 - 90% of excess weight

 

 

 

Lap Banding

We do not offer Lap Banding due to the high risk of complication for this treatment

Your Weight Loss surgery is as individual as you are and we will ensure that you are given the correct information about what weight loss procedure is best for you as recommended by our surgeon.

The Weight Loss Surgery Package cost starts from approximately AU$2765 for Gastric Ballooning and generally includes:

  • Pre and post consultations with your surgeon
  • Private Hospital Fees
  • Theatre and surgery costs
  • Surgeon's and anaesthetist's fees
  • Private ward room and nursing care
  • All inclusive treatments eg. bandages, dressings
  • Prescribed medications - cremes, antibiotics and painkillers
  • 24 hour on-call post-operative assistance
  • Ultrasound, Sleep Studies, Blood Tests, Cardia Assessment, Pathology & X-ray fees, if needed, are chargeable dependent on which procedure you are recommended to have.
Dr Yunus

Dr YunusGeneral surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Bariatric surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Colorectal surgery.

His main specialty interest is in Colorectal, Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Surgery. He has published extensively in the field of gastrointestinal and general surgery including writing a few book chapters.

His current practice in Prince Court Medical Centre encompasses General and both Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery. The majority of surgical procedures that he performs are via Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic Surgery including that of patients with gastrointestinal cancers which he has been performing since 2002.

Dr. Yunus is also currently the Director of Surgical Services at Prince Court Medical Centre.

Degrees

  • MMC FR Number: 35148

Specialist Certifications & Fellowships

  • Internal Medicine, Ireland, Gastroenterology (GE) 1999
  • Internal Medicine, United Kingdom, 1999

Post Graduate Clinical Training

  • Hammersmith, St. Mary's and Association Hospitals Sp.R Rotation, North Thames, United Kingdom
  • Pre-Fellowship Surgical Rotation, Irish

Medical School

  • MBBCH, BAO, LRCPI, LRCSI (Ireland)

Memberships

  • Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons
  • Association of Surgeons in Great Britain and Ireland
  • Asian Society of Colorectal Surgeons

 


Dr Faisal Jabar

Dr FaisalGeneral and laparoscopic surgery (upper GI and bariatric / metabolic, colorectal, anorectal, hernia, thyroid and adrenal , breast), endoscopy, general urology, circumcision and plastic surgery, burns

Degrees

  • MMC FR Number: 35101

Post Graduate Clinical Training

  • FRCS, UK

Medical School

  • B.Med.Sci. (Hons), UK

 


Dr Tikfu Gee

Dr Tikfu GeeDr Tikfu Gee has always had a keen interest in surgery since he was in medical school and as soon as he graduated 18 years ago, he joined the department of surgery to pursue a career as a surgeon. He had the priviledge to work in Hospital Kuala Lumpur which is the largest tertiary hospital in Malaysia where he gained his surgical experience in general surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr Tikfu Gee holds a MBBS, MS (Surgery), is a Fellow of Minimally Invasive Surgery and a Fellow Bariatric of Surgery 

Degrees

  • M.B.B.S (India)
  • Masters in Surgery (Malaysia)
  • Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery (France)

Positions Held

  • Consultant Surgeon, Princecourt Medical Centre
  • Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society (MyMBS)
  • Secretary of the Society of Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery Malaysia (SELSMA)

Specialities

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Breast and Endocrine Surgery
  • Clinical Nutrition

Language Proficiency

  • English
  • Malay/Indonesian
  • Chinese: Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien
  • French
  • Indian: Hindi

In the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery, Dr Tikfu Gee is one of the pioneers of this field and has performed the largest number of surgeries on obesity and metabolic disorders in Malaysia. He performs a variety of procedures including laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG), Greater Curvature Plication (GCP), adjustable gastric band (LAGB) and Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Jejunal Bypass (SADJB). He also performs non surgical procedures like the intra-gastric balloon.

For further information regarding our surgeons please do not hesitate to ask your consultant.

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