Body Science & Metabolic Disorders International (BMI) Medical Center

Body Science & Metabolic Disorders International (BMI) Medical Center

In collaboration with China Medical University, Yuan General Hospital is proud to offer our patients the medical services of the renowned Body Science & Metabolic Disorders International (BMI). This BMI Center offers an array of services, surgeries, and programs to help you lose and maintain an ideal weight. The dedicated multidisciplinary team approach helps make weight loss easier for patients who struggle with hard to lose weight, sluggish metabolisms, and weight gain due to medications and medical conditions.

We offer both surgical and non-surgical programs such as diet counseling, exercise counseling, and stress management, which will help individuals suppress the kind of fat storing hormones stress activates.

Yuan’s General Hospital by the numbers

For patients with a BMI higher than 35, weight loss surgery might be recommended.

  • Nearly 200 bariatric surgery cases accepted in the past year
  • Over 800 bariatric surgeries performed in the past six years
  • 0% mortality rate of bariatric surgeries performed (mortality rate for bariatric surgery in the world is 1/200)

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

This is the most common surgery that many morbidly obese stars have performed. It has a highly effective rate for treating obesity, managing appetite, and has an extremely short recovery time and high success rate.

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery is safe and highly effective, with patients often experiencing a complete revolution in body composition, with typical weight loss equaling 30-45% of body weight in 2 years.

Not only is body composition improved but health as well, with many patients able to overcome conditions such as insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, and hypertension.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • The sleeve gastrectomy procedure is performed laparoscopically and involves a resection of about 70% of the stomach, which both restricts the amount of food one can eat as well as appetite.
  • Annual weight loss: 29.8%
  • Required hospitalization: 2-3 days

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is an operation that involves creating a small stomach pouch approximately 30 mL in volume with a stapling device and connecting it to the posterior portion of the small intestine, bypassing the duodenum and some of the jejunum. The remaining portion of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine are surgically re-attached to the lower portion of the small intestine and remain functional by secreting necessary digestive enzymes. Like the sleeve, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery restricts the amount of food that can be eaten, so fewer calories are ultimately absorbed.
  • Annual weight loss: 38.0%
  • Required hospitalization: 2-3 days

Lap Band

The lap band, also known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, is a surgical procedure that involves banding the upper portion of the stomach off, to trim appetite, food consumed, and calories absorbed.

Unlike the sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric bypass procedures, this procedure is temporary and does not permanently alter the stomach. Still, the results are highly effective.

  • Annual weight loss: 27.5%
  • Required hospitalization: 2-3 days