Lagos Hospital Introduces Weight Loss Surgery

Lagos multi-specialist Hospital, Euracare introduces Weight loss or Bariatric surgery services to patients in Nigeria.

The Multi-Specialist Hospital weight loss or Bariatric Surgery team are offering surgical weight loss options to assist with weight control and healthy living by a team of local and international clinical professionals.

In a statement available to Healthstyleplus, Bariatric or weight loss surgery comprises a number of gastro-intestinal procedures such as the Lap gastric bypass, Lap sleeve gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD). The procedures are performed through the minimally invasive (keyhole) route.

This has the main advantage of resulting in less pain, quicker return to drinking, walking and less scarring.

According to the hospital care team, The average postoperative hospital length of stay is 1 – 2 days. The surgery is specifically most suited for those individuals who need to achieve an amount of weight reduction that diet and exercise only cannot provide.

The benefits of weight loss extend widely from positively affecting control of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease to resolution of diabetes, and many others.

Speaking on the role of weight loss/Bariatric service, Managing Director Euracare, Nigeria, Glenn de Villiers said, “As the leading multi-specialist hospital in Nigeria, we are committed to providing excellent healthcare to our patients.

We continue to develop and refine our services so that the complex operations we offer such as Bariatric Surgery are available and delivered to the highest possible quality and standard right here in Lagos Nigeria.

“Already, we have successfully completed over 75 major bariatric procedures at Euracare, I am pleased to say with no death or serious postoperative complication.

In the words of Consultant Laparoscopic Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Abuchi Okaro, Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital saw the need to offer the evidence based weight management options solve the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in Nigeria which led to the development of Bariatric Surgery and opening of the facility in 2017.

Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital’s multidisciplinary Weight loss/Bariatric Surgery team includes Dr Abuchi Okaro, Consultant Laparoscopic Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr Sheyi Oyesola – Consultant Bariatric Anaesthetist, Dr Segun Akinniranye – Consultant Bariatric Anaesthetist, Dr Tosin Majekodumi – Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Ike Korubo – Consultant Endocrinologist; Dr Sola Oguntolu – Consultant Pulmonologist and Sleep specialist, Sherese Ijewere – Consultant Bariatric Nutritionist. This highly qualified and motivated team are central to the patient’s journey, which starts from the first consultation all the way through surgery to months and years after surgery.

The weight Loss and Bariatric service has extended its reach to improve patient information and experience by establishing a voluntary surgical weight loss patient driven support group. This allow for direct patient to patient interaction with the potential benefit this offers.

Since inception, the facility has seen about 10,094 patients and completed 1,022 CT scans, 1,219 MRI scans, 108 cardiac procedures, 356 surgical procedures, 1,075 x-ray and 1,107 ultrasound.

The introduction of this surgery amidst many other services buttresses Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital’s commitment in broadening the medical landscape and redefining standards of healthcare practice in Nigeria.

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