Obesity or excess body fat has been an increasing problem in Malaysia. Latest figure from the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) in 2019 showed that 50.1 percent of Malaysian adult is either overweight or obese.
While having a healthy diet and regular exercise remain the cornerstone of weight management, for those with severe obesity diets and exercise are usually insufficient to ensure a significant and sustained weight loss for many years. This is where bariatric surgery comes in as it has been proven clinically and worldwide as an obesity treatment that can induce significant and long lasting weight loss especially for those with obesity and have failed conventional treatment.
With almost 20 years of experience as a surgeon and close to 10 years in the arena of bariatric or weight loss surgery, Dr Ooi Se En is one of the leading providers of bariatric surgery service in Malaysia. Over the years, she has helped hundreds of local and international patients regain back their life and health through bariatric surgery.
With bariatric surgery, it is possible to lose 40 or 50kg of body weight which is otherwise almost impossible to do on their own. Obesity related medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are often cured or improved after bariatric surgery and no longer require multiple medications for treatment. Those who have joint pain and difficulty moving because of heavy weight will also find it easier to move around pain free once they are lighter.
Dr Andrea Ooi Se En
Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon