Obesity is very often-misunderstood medical condition. There are many factors which can influence the condition and the right treatment for obesity will differ from patient to patient. Gastroenterology is one of the core departments involved in treating obesity and helping patients manage the condition and reach a healthy and management weight.
Dr Rehan Haidry is an experienced gastroenterologist and endoscopist. His experience as an endoscopist means he can offer new and effective weight loss procedures. Furthermore, the minimally invasive nature of Dr Haidry’s approach means patients do not have to consider bariatric surgery.
Lifestyle Changes as Treatment for Obesity
Before considering any kind of weight loss procedure or surgery, patients need to look at their health and lifestyle. Most GPs will recommend a range of lifestyle changes before considering referring a patient for further treatment options. Patients should consider a balanced diet with close calorie monitoring to see if this aids weight loss. They may also suggest attending weight loss groups for moral support and guidance in managing the weight loss journey. Finally, a GP may recommend an exercise regime suited to a patient’s health, to try and encourage more movement.
If lifestyle changes are not effective, it may be time to consider further weight loss procedures. Dr Rehan Haidry offers endoscopic sleeve gastroscopy as treatment for obesity.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Endoscopy sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is one of the newer kinds of weight loss procedure. The procedure is usually suitable for patients who have a high Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater. They also need to have had little or no success with diet and exercise-based approaches.
Dr Haidry is an experienced endoscopist who regularly carries out ESG procedures. It is a minimally invasive procedure which involves creating a pouch shape within the stomach using an endoscope. This reduces the size of the stomach and therefore, when a patient eats, they feel fuller much quicker. The procedure will not work if a patient is not committed to a healthy lifestyle afterwards. It is essential you want to change your lifestyle when you consider ESG.
ESG is also significantly lower risk than older gastric band and gastric weight loss surgeries. This is due to its endoscopic and minimally invasive approach. It also allows for quicker recovery times.
If you are concerned about your weight and considering the options available to you, you should speak to your GP. If you have already reached the point where you believe a weight loss procedure is the best solution, then getting directly in touch with Dr Haidry’s secretary is your next step. You can arrange a consultation with Dr Haidry and have the chance to discuss the best treatment for obesity in your individual circumstances.