Selim Surgery Center



  • Iodine is one of the most important minerals required by a fetus for brain and cognitive development.
  • Iodine content in most foods and beverages is low.
  • 18 million babies are born mentally impaired because of maternal iodine deficiency and 38 million are born at risk of iodine deficiency. Globally it is estimated that 2 billion people have insufficient iodine intake10.
  • Fortification of salt with iodine has been one of the most successful nutrition interventions to date–71% of global households have access to iodized salt.
  • Salt iodization has led to an increase in IQ points and significant decline in the prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders, such as goitres.

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Bariatric Surgery

Millions of people would like to lose weight. Severely obese patients are considered viable candidates to undergo bariatric surgery.

Severe obesity is defined as weight that is at least 100 pounds more than the ideal body weight for a person’s height and age.

Severe obesity (Morbid Obesity) is defined by the patient’s body mass index, or ratio of fat to lean body mass. It is an equation that uses weight, height and age in the calculation.

BMI Calculator