Upper Gastrointestinal & Endocrinology Specialist Clinics

As the single largest health risk in Malaysia, obesity knows no age, race or creed. With the new unit making its way to Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur in 2019, we will be one of a few in the country completely dedicated to providing clinically obese patients a one stop center for consultation, treatment and surgical options for safe and effective weight loss for health improvement benefits.

Tackling the Obesity Epidemic Together

Being South East Asia’s fattest nation, we need help. Problems with weight can take a toll on you physically, mentally and emotionally, and often, help is only sought when conditions are severe. Knowing the early warnings of obesity can help you seek the right help and treatment.

Signs of clinically severe obesity — or morbid obesity — are:

Being over 200% of your ideal weight
Being more than 100 pounds overweight
Having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher

At Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, we work to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care and value-based integrated healthcare. We see and treat everyone who walks through our doors like a family member.

Find comfort and confidence in our team of qualified doctors, nurses and therapists who will be with you throughout your weight loss journey, ready to provide the best possible care in state of the art facilities.

Led by Dato’ Dr. Nik Ritza, the Bariatric Care team at Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur come well experienced in prescribing the right treatment for you. You’ll have a team of sound professionals in weight management with you every step of your journey to health.

Types of Treatment:

Gastric Bypass
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastric Bypass Omega Loop (Mini-Gastric Bypass)
Gastric banding
Duodenal switch

Don’t struggle in silence. Reach out to us today for help.


Story of Life Transformed

It isn’t an easy thing to tell of struggles with weight and the impact it has had on the ways we live, work and play. Here are stories shared by individuals who found the right kind of Bariatric Care for them, and the transformations it has spurred in their lives.

Kumaragurupan's Successful Story


Have you struggled with obesity all your life or did it begin at a later age?

I have struggled with obesity since I was 12 years old. I am now 28 years old. My father was also obese and weighed at 130kg. Before I underwent Bariatric Surgery, I weighed at 198kg and my BMI was 56. Since surgery 2 years ago, I have lost 73kg and now weigh 125kg. Though I did not suffer from any major health problems, I wanted to lose weight and get healthier. I joined the gym when I was 16 and tried dieting to lose the weight but it was difficult and then a friend of mine suggested that I consult with renowned Bariatric Surgeon, Dato’ Dr. Nik Ritza Kosai regarding Bariatric Surgery for weight loss.

What made you consider Bariatric surgery?

Before consulting with Dato’ Dr. Nik Ritza Kosai, I read up as much as I could on obesity and Bariatric Surgery. My family was not in support of me having Bariatric Surgery as they feared the surgery would fail but after they read several successful patient testimonials, they then gave their full support for me to undergo the surgery.

What changes have you made since your surgery and are you able to sustain these positive changes?

I have chosen to reduce sugar in my drinks and beverages and prefer to choose healthier food options. Since losing weight, I feel lighter and can do more exercise without feeling tired. My food portion size has also reduced and thus I am able to keep my weight down.

How do you feel now and what advice would you give to someone struggling with obesity?

I feel healthier and have more energy to run my family business and engage in my other interests such as travel and sporting activities. My life has changed for the better and I am so glad I decided to have the surgery before it was too late. Therefore, I would advice anyone struggling with obesity and unable to lose weight with dieting and exercise to consider surgery before it is too late.

Our Specialists

Dato' Dr. Nik Ritza Kosai Nik Mahmood
General Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Yeap Chee Loong
General Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Upper Gastro Intestinal (GI) Surgery
Bariatric Surgery

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Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
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