You are eligible for weight loss surgery is your BMI is 37.5 kg/m² or more.
You can also consider surgery if your BMI is more than 32.5 kg/m² and you have other co-morbidities such as diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, back pain or sleep apnea.
The laparoscopic surgical is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed in the abdomen through small cuts called keyholes. This result in reduced pain, risk of bleeding and hospital stay.
The intragastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure which involves inflating a silicone balloon with normal saline inside your stomach to reduce what you can eat.
Dr Cha Kar Huei
MD (Canada) FACS (USA)
Consultant Bariatric and General Surgeon
Dr Cha is a surgeon at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC). He graduated from Dalhousie University, Canada in 1998. He entered surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed his training at the University of Wisconsin in 2004.
He trained at the New York University Medical Centre on minimally invasive bariatric surgery and attained a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon in 2009.
Dr Cha is experienced in minimally invasive surgery with an interest in bariatric surgery. He is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Schedule an appointment today to learn more about the procedures.
Subang Jaya Medical Centre
No. 1, Jalan SS12/1A, SS 12,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Parkcity Medical Centre
No. 2, Jalan Intisari Perdana,
52200 Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur.