At ALSA Pakistan, we offer the best option to treat cancers with bariatric surgery

It won’t be wrong to say the human race is passing through a critical stage, and the statement is endorsed by the stats about cancer prevalence worldwide. There were 19.3 million new cancer cases during last year, and the death toll reached up to 10.0 million. Alarmingly, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has recently established a strong link between cancer and obesity. Hence, we have brought you an option to treat cancers with bariatric surgery, treating obesity. The agency has identified the following obesity related cancers.
  • Post-menopausal breast cancer
  • Endometrial
  • Liver cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Gastric cardia (Upper stomach)
  • Oesophageal adenocarcinoma
  • Kidney (Renal cell cancer)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Meningioma
  • Gall bladder

How Obesity Can Cause Cancer?

The above mentioned 13 cancers associated with obesity follow different mechanisms of pathogenicity. Here, we shall be discussing how obesity can cause cancer.


Obese patients are more likely at risk of developing conditions closely related to causing local chronic inflammation. Over time, this inflammation causes DNA damage which may lead to cancer. For example, inflammation due to acidity & heartburn or barrette oesophagus made up the cause of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Further, obesity puts the patient at the risk of developing gallstones which may lead to gallbladder cancer, etc., which endorses the efficiency to treat cancers with bariatric surgery.

Estrogen production

Fat tissues in obese patients produce elevated estrogen hormone levels, which increases the risk of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers. Importantly, obesity and breast cancer are the most observed association of all the cancers.


Fat cells produce adipokines that may interfere with the proliferation or inhibition of cell growth. Furthermore, adipokines cast direct or indirect effects on growth regulators. For example, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and AMP-activated protein kinase.

Increased insulin and IGF-1 production

Obese patients often suffer from insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia preceding type 2 diabetes. Increased insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) and insulin levels are potential risk factors for colon, endometrial, kidney, and prostate cancers. Obesity and cancer risk are strongly associated with other mechanisms, such as altered immune responses, their impact on NF-ĸB system oxidative stress, etc.

Treat Cancers with Bariatric Surgery

Discovering such a link, ALSA Pakistan has come forward to offer cancer weight loss. Our weight loss professionals have adopted a preventive approach regarding cancer risk for obese patients. Hence, we have amalgamated our following top-notch services of bariatric surgery and cancer treatment under the expert supervision of Dr Tahir Yunus.

At the same step, we conduct a comprehensive medical diagnosis for the severity of obesity and related morbidities. Then, the surgeons suggest a suitable laparoscopic bariatric surgery and cancer treatment depending upon your diagnosis.

1 Roux-Y gastric bypass

The surgeon diminishes the stomach size to an egg during this procedure by stapling it. Further, he connects the remaining functional portion of the stomach to the small intestine roux appendage.

2 Gastric bypass

Bypass surgery is another potential option to treat cancers with bariatric surgery in which 90% of the stomach is removed, which is even smaller than Roux-Y gastric surgery. However, the surgeon reroutes the stomach with the jejunum of the small intestine.

3 Sleeve Gastrectomy

As the surgery title indicates, we treat obesity related cancers by reducing the stomach size by 70%-85% and leaving the remaining stomach functional in the shape of a banana.

Why choose us?

ALSA Pakistan has taken an initiative to eradicate obesity from Pakistan for once and all. Further, acknowledging the multifaceted nature of the disease, we focus on the related morbidities, such as obesity and breast cancer, fatty liver disease, GERD, etc. Consequently, our panel of expert and highly qualified medical and paramedical staff serve you the best to treat obesity related cancers abiding by the international standards for healthcare. Furthermore, we ensure stringent hygienic conditions, state-of-the-art equipment, useful and detailed guide & follow up after the surgery for our patients.

ALSA Pakistan welcomes you with a pre-emptive approach to treat cancers with bariatric surgery at best!

Why Laparoscopic Surgery?

We aim to treat 13 cancers associated with obesity with laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, but why you should choose to treat cancers with bariatric surgery?

In comparison to the typical surgical procedures, laparoscopic surgeons make five to six very small incisions in the abdomen, not more than only half an inch. Further, they insert a laparoscope to visualize the organs on a monitor and other surgical tools through these incisions to perform the surgery. As a result, the procedure proves to be the best for cancer weight loss, such as:

  • It takes only 1-2 hours to perform the surgery.
  • Lesser post-operative recovery time due to smaller scars.
  • Shorter post-operative stay.
  • Lesser risk of sepsis or bleeding

Quicker recovery compared with the conventional surgical procedure that includes large incisions.

Hence, you can resume your normal routine soon.

Treat cancers with bariatric surgery