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Weight Management Multi-disciplinary Care


People with obesity is on the rise and this has become a major health concern.

Being obese can lead to increased risk of various health problems, such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, fatty liver, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), obstructive sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis (knee/back) and certain cancers etc. Chronic diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, T2DM are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease (heart attack, angina), heart failure, stroke etc.

The good news is that obesity can be prevented and sustained weight loss can be achieved through lifestyle intervention which focuses on strategies for long term weight management.

For selected individuals, consideration the use of weight loss medications and/or weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) * may be appropriate to achieve sustainable clinical and health benefits, in adjunct to lifestyle interventions.

* You will be referred to bariatric surgery clinic for consideration of weight loss surgery as part of your weight management plan if your BMI is ≥ 37.5 kg/m2 OR ≥ 32.5 kg/m2 with any of the comorbid conditions listed

Do you have problems with overweight or obesity?

Obesity occurs when your body has accumulated excess body fat to the extent that your health is adversely affected. One of the widely accepted methods of categorising your weight is by calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI) with the formula below:

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Interpretation of BMI
CategoryBMI (kg/m2)Health risks
< 18.5UnderweightRisk of nutritional deficiency, osteoporosis
18.5 - 22.9NormalLow
23.0 - 27.4OverweightModerate
27.5 and aboveObeseHigh

The above BMI ranges does not apply to people below 18 years of age, pregnant individuals, athletes and those who have a muscular build

Do you know?

Modest weight loss of 5 to 10% is associated with improved heath, improvement of blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood sugar level and boost your energy levels. It decreases risk of developing chronic diseases such as hypertension, T2DM, dyslipidaemias etc.

The benefit of weight loss is progressive, with greater weight loss is associated with greater health benefits.

Benefits of modest weight loss
DiagnosisWeight loss targets, %Expected outcome
Pre diabetes10
  • Prevent the onset of T2DM
T2DM5 - 15
  • Improve diabetes control
  • Reduction in diabetes medication
  • Achieve diabetes remission if short disease duration
Dyslipidaemia5 - 15
  • Lower triglyceride, increase HDL, decrease LDL
Hypertension5 - 15
  • Lower blood pressure decrease in medications
GERD≥ 10
  • Reduced symptoms
Fatty liver disease10 - 40
  • Reduction in liver fat and inflammation
Osteoarthritis5 - 10 or more
  • Improve joint pain when coupled with exercise
Sleep apnoea7 - 11
  • Decrease apnea/hypopnea index (AHI)
PCOS5 - 15
  • Restore normal ovulation and menstruation
  • Improve fertility

Remarks: GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease; HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein; NAFLD, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

(Reference: Garvey et al. Endocr Pract.2016 Jul; 22(7):842-84)

Our dietitian says…

"To live well, is to eat well."

How many times have you been on a diet? Are you tired of a yo-yo cycle? Break that chain now by embarking on a sustainable weight loss programme. We will review your needs and personalise a meal plan for you. Let us embark on this together.


Our exercise specialist says…

"Moving a little every day is better than not moving at all."

An exercise regime that is fun and achievable will motivate you to keep going. Let us measure your fitness level, lifestyle habits and activity preferences to customise an exercise regime you can do anytime, anywhere!


Our occupational therapist says…

"A 'can do' attitude helps you achieve your goals sooner."

We are more likely to succeed when we view life's changes positively. Can you identify the “obstacle” in your weight loss journey? Share it with us. We will work with you to manage challenges, which include current eating habits and ways to raise your activity levels.


Our doctor says…

"Your well-being is our responsibility."

We will do a detailed clinical assessment of your weight and health status. We will work with you to provide advice and support to ensure a safe and effective weight loss journey for you. Let's us strive to help you lose 5 - 10 % or more of your entry weight to improve health and reduce your risk for obesity associated health problems.


Disclaimer: The information provided here is meant for educational purposes and should not be used as substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please seek your doctor's advice before starting any treatment or if you have any questions related to your health, physical fitness or medical condition.

Weight Management Programme Package

Research shows that adopting a healthy lifestyle to achieve meaningful weight loss significantly reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases.

The weight management program is a 16-week lifestyle weight loss program that includes regular (weekly or biweekly) medical and/or allied health (dietician, exercise specialist and occupational therapist) assessment. The team will provide evidence-based individualised structured weight management skills through coaching, counselling, practice and feedback to promote the goal of attaining long-term weight loss and maintenance of optimal weight and health.

You will be undergoing a set of investigative tests prior to first consultation to assist in the initial clinical evaluation of your health status.

Eligibility Criteria for Weight Management Programme

You can be considered for the Weight Management Programme if you fulfil the following criteria:

  • Aged 18 to 65 years old
    • Individuals aged between 60 to 65 years old will be accepted when BMI ≥ 32.5 kg/m2, and subjected to pre-determined criteria
  • BMI ≥ 27.5 kg/m2 with or without comorbid conditions as follows:
    • Type 2 diabetes or impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, history of gestational diabetes mellitus
    • Dyslipidaemia (low HDL/high LDL/high Triglyceride), Hypertension
    • Obstructive sleep apnoea
    • Fatty liver with abnormal liver function tests
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Willing to commit to at least 4 - 6 months of obesity treatment
  • Motivated to make lifestyle changes and willing to participate in moderately intensive physical activity
Contact Information

Schedule an appointment with our Weight Management Multi-disciplinary Care team.

Appointment Line

6908 2222

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