At Hospital IMG our patients are our reason of existence, therefore, we dedicate our total attention and care.
For the treatment of obesity, we approach each patient in a personalized way with an integral team of specialists with certified experience, in charge of designing a plan that defines the appropriate bariatric procedure and the recommendations in matters of nutrition and psychological conduct necessary to guarantee optimal results.
Bariatric Surgery is a special field within General Surgery. Bariatric surgery consists of reducing the size of the stomach, associated or not with a procedure that prevents the absorption of fat. The purpose of Bariatric Surgery is to lose weight to the patient and avoid or mitigate the complications of obesity (comorbidities). Morbid obesity is a disease characterized by excess body fat deposition, to which are added other serious pathologies (comorbidities) such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart and coronary disease, gallbladder diseases, sleep apnea, arthritis, varicose veins, etc. It also involves the suffering of a social stress that can produce psychological alterations.
Surgery is necessary because it is the only method that has proven its long-term usefulness for weight control of the morbidly obese. The way of eating changes radically. This reduces calorie intake and ensures a forced diet by changing the habit, forcing the patient to eat small amounts and have to chew very well.In addition to preventing premature death due to obesity, surgery prevents the complications that accompany it. In the sector of Bariatric Surgery several surgical interventions are carried out, depending on the age of the patient, body mass index and associated comorbidities. The main interventions are: gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.
There are many types of surgeries to lose weight, which are collectively known as bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass is one of the most frequent types of bariatric surgery in the United States. Many surgeons prefer gastric bypass surgery because, in general, it involves fewer complications than other weight loss surgeries.
However, all weight loss surgeries, including gastric bypass surgery, are major procedures that can involve serious side effects and risks. In addition, you must make permanent healthy changes in your diet and exercise on a regular basis to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.
Why is it done?
Gastric bypass surgery is done to help lose excess weight and reduce the life-threatening risk of health-related disorders, such as the following:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Severe sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
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Types of bariatric surgery
After the gastric bypass