Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries, known collectively as bariatric surgery, involve changing your digestive system to help you lose weight.
Bariatric surgery is done when diet and exercise haven’t worked or when one has serious health problems because of your weight.
Why it is done?
Bariatric surgery is done to help clients lose excess weight and reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including:
- Heart disease and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
- Sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
Who it’s for?
In general, bariatric surgery could be an option for you if:
- Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher, called extreme obesity.
- Your BMI is 35 to 39.9, called obesity, and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea.
- You may qualify for certain weight-loss surgeries if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.
- Service options
- Gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric band
- Duodenal switch.
We are at the main hospital:
M.P. Shah Shivachi Road in Parklands area, Nairobi, Kenya | Location: KPJ 1 floor
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Clinic runs on appointments only. To book, call us on (+254) 0111 000 600 | (+254) 0722 783 350.