According to Riskesdas data in 2018, the prevalence of obesity in adults in Indonesia increased significantly to 21.8%. Previously in 2013, the percentage of obese people was only 14.8%. Obesity is closely related to an increased risk of various degenerative diseases.

Obesity is distinguished based on the body mass index (BMI) of each person and consists of four categories, namely:

– Overweight with BMI between 23-24.9

– Obesity grade I with BMI 25-29.9

– Obesity level II with BMI 30-37.4

– Morbid obesity with a BMI of 37.5 or more

Obesity not only interferes with physical appearance, but is closely related to an increased risk of degenerative diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart disease, and other complications that can reduce the patient’s life expectancy (at least up to 10 years). There are many ways that a person can do to overcome obesity. However, when the treatment of obesity with diet, exercise, and drugs is no longer able to overcome the condition, then bariatric and metabolic surgery can be an alternative solution.

Bariatric surgery is made to cut down stomach sizeto lose weight and improve body metabolism. That being said, the body will limit the amount of food intake because the size of the stomach shrinks, so the absorption of food also becomes less.

Bariatric surgery is performed using a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique with a very small surgical incision which provides several advantages for the patient, including less pain, lower risk of complications, and shorter hospital stay. The length of the surgical procedure is also fairly fast, ranging from 1-2 hours and the recovery process is shorter because the operation does not cause large scars.

Prior to bariatric surgery, the patient will undergo a consultation with a bariatric surgery team consisting of digestive surgeons, anesthesiologists, internal medicine specialists, clinical nutrition specialists and psychiatric specialists. Examination of the patient’s condition needs to be carried out starting from laboratory examinations, heart, ultrasound, and endoscopy to see the condition of the stomach. A thorough examination is needed to determine whether the patient is fit to undergo a bariatric surgery procedure that suits the patient’s own needs.

In addition to significant weight loss, bariatric surgery is expected to improve the quality of life of morbidly obese patients. One thing that also needs to be remembered, the main factor for the success of bariatric surgery itself depends on the commitment and consistency of the patient to change his postoperative lifestyle. Patients are expected to consistently apply all postoperative care recommendations given by specialist doctors to speed up the weight loss process.

Bariatric Surgery Packages in Bali

BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua, which is one of the hospitals in the Siloam Hospitals Group network on the island of Bali. BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua provides minimally invasive bariatric surgery services for obese individuals who are committed to changing their lives.

The bariatric surgery package offered at BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua includes:

Preparation (Preoperative Clinic)

Initial consultation with the bariatric team (including digestive surgeons, anesthesiologists, clinical nutritionists, internal medicine specialists and psychiatrists)

Laboratory and radiological examination

COVID-19 test



Surgery and anesthesia

Hospitalization 4 days 3 nights (single room)

Medicines and consumables


Postoperative Care

1 time follow-up consultation with digestive surgeon


For those of you who want to consult about bariatric surgery at BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua, you can make a teleconsultation with a surgeon through the Zoom application. Please call (0361) 3000 911 or 0811 3896 113 (WA) for more information and registration.

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