Weight Management

Why is weight management important?

It is well established that deviations from normal weight, either being underweight or overweight, are detrimental to health. Being overweight can predispose an individual to a host of medical problems such as:
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gout
  • Hip and knee joint problems
  • Gallstones
  • Varicose veins
  • Increased risks of breast and colon cancer

How do we help you to achieve your goals?

You will be fully evaluated by the team of doctors. Medical problems that may be the cause of their weight deviation are tested for. In addition, medical conditions that may have resulted from weight deviation are also looked for.

The preliminary consultation will include:

  • Calculation of body mass index (BMI)
  • Measurement of body fat composition
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Complete medical examination
  • Blood and urine tests
  • Full dietary history

After the thorough consultation by a medical professional, a comprehensive plan will be formulated for the individual client based on his/her lifestyle. The approach will include:

  • A diet plan by the dietitian
  • An exercise regime by a physical therapist
  • Medication to help gain or lose weight (the centre only prescribes US FDA approved drugs that are medically proven to be effective)
  • Medication to treat medical conditions that cause or resulted from the weight problem

In selected individuals with high BMI or severe obesity-linked diseases, the following weight-loss procedures can achieve good results 

  • Gastric Band
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass

They are performed laparoscopically involving small incisions in the upper abdomen.

Why choose Centre for Screening and Surgery?

A Centre for Weight Management
This is a one-stop centre that focuses on helping people attain their ideal weight and body fat composition using laparoscopic (key-hole) and robotic procedures which involves minimal risk of complications and minimal interruption to daily activities.

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Meet the doctor

Dr Kum Cheng Kiong

Dr Kum Cheng Kiong is a renowned surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in advanced surgery. He is a pioneer in Asia for Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic or Keyhole Surgery) and has performed thousands of successful operations since 1990. A founding member of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, Dr Kum is the former President of the Singapore chapter of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia.

Enquiry & Booking

To book your consultation, fill in the form or contact us at the following. We look forward to treating you soon.

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