There is hope for those who are obese, have tried dieting without success or are beginning to experience negative side effects to their health because they are overweight.
Weight loss shouldn’t be a taboo topic. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Obesity is a major health threat. It is caused when the number of calories consumed through eating is greater than the calories used in physical activity. The body in the form of fat stores the excess energy. The extra weight puts added stress on every part of your body and creates many risks to your health.
Obesity and genetics are directly related. Combined with environmental influences, your genes are significantly responsible for your body’s weight. Regardless of the cause of weight gain, obesity can lead to several health problems including: high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, cancer and many others. There have been several studies that show that being overweight can reduce lifespan by as much as 30 years. Along with diet and exercise, bariatric surgery may be the most effective way to alter these genetically predetermined body processes.
Our specialist clinic in Nigeria provides a local option to those interested in benefitting from bariatric surgery. Excessive weight gain is a silent and lethal killer. I have helped several people in the assisted-weight loss area through our specialist procedures. There are numerous scientific papers published in international medical magazines that show how surgery is able to lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes and in many instances reverse this chronic condition.
Here at the weight loss and metabolic surgery clinics our goal is for you to achieve long-term and safe weight reduction with obvious benefits to your overall health and wellbeing. We will support and guide you throughout; from your initial consultation, through surgery and post-surgery care. Our focus thereafter will be to carefully monitor details of your current eating habits, food types and lifestyle choices and encourage you where necessary to make more appropriate and healthier lifestyle choices and undertake regular exercise.
Our approach originates from a multi-disciplinary view to patient needs and offers patients’ treatment options which are based on the expertise and high level of experience our team possess in the area of metabolic and bariatric surgery.
We fully understand the personal and confidential nature of each case and aim to provide a first class service. The next step now is for you to make an appointment to meet with us.
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Dr Abuchi OKARO MS FRCS FWACS
Dr. Abuchi Okaro specializes in Upper gastro-intestinal Oncology and Bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He was trained in the UK and in Tokyo, Japan and he is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and holds a Masters in Surgery Degree from the University of London. He has widely published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented lectures in national and international meetings.
He runs the Weight loss and Metabolic Surgery Clinics, Lagos, Nigeria; the first of its kind – a surgical weight management unit dedicated to delivering evidence based and safe weight loss advice and treatments in Lagos, the Heart of Nigeria. He believes that part of his calling is to bring world-class experience to solve the big health problems we have in Nigeria.
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