The Obesity and Metabolic Unit at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) offers a comprehensive and personalised weight loss program designed to help patients reach their weight loss goals. 

Using evidence-based approaches to weight management, our multidisciplinary team comprising of endocrinologists, bariatric surgeons, physiotherapists, dietitians and psychologists will guide patients to live a healthy lifestyle.

Our weight management programme is the largest in patient volume in Singapore with a designated gym, kitchen and operating theatre facilities.

We are one of the few in the country that have had experience operating on high-risk patients with end-stage kidney, liver and heart disease or congenital disorders like Prader-Willi syndrome. Our surgical mortality and morbidity are comparable to most ‘Centres of Excellence’ in the United States.


Medical Weight Management
Anyone with BMI above 27 kg/m2 with obesity-related comorbidities (for example type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea, degenerative joint disease, etc.)


BMI above 32 kg/m2 with or without obesity-related comorbidities

Surgical Weight Management
Patients with BMI above 37.5 kg/m2, with or without obesity-related comorbidities


BMI between 32.5 and 37.5 kg/m2 with at least one obesity-related comorbidity

Bariatric surgery can be considered for patients with mild to moderate obesity (i.e. BMI 27.5–32.5 kg/m2) with poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes despite maximum medical treatment. Endorsement from an endocrinologist is needed.

Comprehensive and Personalised Weight Loss Programme at SGH Obesity and Metabolic Unit Team


For appointments, GPs can email us at:

LIFE Centre

Singapore General Hospital
Outram Road, Bowyer Block,
Block A Level 1
Singapore 169608

General Enquiries: 6222 3322
Appointment Tel: 6321 4377
Fax: 6223 4526