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Obesity ops rate on ‘rise’

 KUWAIT CITY, April 2: Head of Surgery Department at Amiri Hospital Dr Taleb Jumaa revealed that approximately 15 surgeries for treating obesity are carried out in the hospital on a weekly basis, which is an average of about 4 per day, reports Al- Nahar daily. Clarifying that there is ‘no problem’ in carrying out such surgeries, Dr Jumaa stressed that the statistics indicate the increasing rate of obesity in Kuwait.

He affirmed that the hospital will continue to host visiting doctors from overseas to study the latest technologies they use for carrying out such surgeries. Meanwhile, he stressed that the Surgery Department is one of the best departments in the hospital because of its efficiency in dealing with various surgical cases particularly emergency cases, adding that the department has qualified doctors who are experts in their respective fields.

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