Obesity Unit

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Bariatric Surgery: A Guide to Effective Weight Loss

Are you considering bariatric surgery for significant weight loss? This procedure is an effective solution for those who have not achieved results with traditional methods of diet and exercise and face health problems due to being overweight. Including options such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion and weight loss surgery offers a way to limit food intake and reduce calorie absorption.


Gastric Sleeve

The result of gastric sleeve is not only a physical restriction in the amount of food intake but also a decrease in the production of hormones such as insulin, which can contribute to a greater feeling of satiety and appetite control.

Gastric Bypass

One of the most commonly used techniques for the treatment of morbid obesity involves creating a small stomach pouch and connecting it directly to the small intestine. This results in a significant reduction in the size of the stomach and an alteration of the digestive process.

Endoscopic balloon

This procedure involves the endoscopic insertion of a soft, flexible silicone sphere into the stomach, which is then filled with saline solution. By occupying space in the stomach, the balloon reduces the capacity of ingestion and a feeling of satiety that helps weight loss.

Benefits of Obesity Surgery:

The main objective achieved is that it limits the amount of food you can consume and modifies caloric absorption, resulting in effective weight loss.

 Long-Term Commitment:

To maintain the results, it is crucial to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise. We will be by your side during this process as well.

Risks and Recovery:

Although promising, obesity surgery is not without risk. A clear understanding of the potential postoperative challenges and a supervised recovery plan in which you will have our full attention at every step is essential.

Personalized advice with dietician-nutritionist

For the success of an Obesity Surgery it is not only fundamental to undertake a perfect surgical process, but it is also essential to provide each patient with a personalized follow up in terms of nutrition and eating habits.

It is here where Alejandra, our dietician-nutritionist takes part and prepares, in an individualized way and adjusted to your preferences, some guidelines that will be vital to ensure that the success towards a better life is maintained over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Bariatric Surgery consist of?
Surgery that helps obese people lose weight. There are different types of bariatric surgery, and they all change the way the digestive system works. Some types shrink the stomach and reduce its capacity to hold food, so that the person feels full faster and eats less.
What is the minimum weight for an operation?

A body mass index (BMI) of 35 or greater may be considered for bariatric surgery. bariatric surgery when accompanied by obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea. A BMI of more than 40 is eligible for bariatric surgery. bariatric surgery based on weight alone.

What is obesity and how is it different from being overweight?

Obesity means having excess body fat, while being overweight means having a body weight that is higher than what is considered healthy for a person's height. Excess weight can come from muscle, bone, fat and/or water in the body.

Are there diseases or disorders associated with overweight and obesity?

Being overweight and obese increases the risk of developing a number of health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.

Can Obesity be cured?

Obesity is a complex and chronic health condition that can be managed, but not cured in the traditional sense. Treatment usually involves a combination of diet, exercise, behavior modification, and sometimes medication or surgery. It is the latter that we specialize in.

Do people with obesity have an increased risk of cancer?

Yes, individuals with obesity have an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer, including breast, colon and endometrial cancer, among others.

Can obesity affect my fertility?

Yes, obesity can affect fertility in both men and women by altering hormones, which can cause irregular menstrual cycles in women and affect sperm quality in men.

What should I know before my appointment?

Don't worry. Our patient care team headed by Alicia will contact you and provide you with all the information you need and answer your questions. 

Can I finance an operation or do I have to make a one-time payment?

Of course, we take care of everything. We now also offer the possibility of financing our surgeries to adapt the payment conditions thanks to our "Affordable Plan". Thus, we offer patients the option to accommodate the operation in more economical terms for their peace of mind and to open access to surgical solutions to everyone.  

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