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 increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food energy intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility, although a few cases are caused primarily by genes, endocrine disorders, medications or psychiatric illness.
If diet, exercise and medication are not effective there are surgical interventions for those with a BMI over 40 or a BMI over 35 with comorbidities.
If surgery becomes an option for you, we can help...
Mr Girish K Pande - FRCS, FRACS, Ph D, M Surgery, MBBS
The Launceston Weight Loss Surgery was established in 2012 by Mr Girish Pande after performing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding operations in Launceston at both the public and private hospitals.