Weight Loss Surgery (Obesity)
Surgical treatment of obesity abroad
Obesity is an excessive accumulation of fat in the body, refers to a medical problem that can have serious mental and physiological consequences for a person.
Surgical treatment of obesity is resorted to in cases where overweight is no longer amenable to traditional methods of reducing and is a threat to the health of the patient.
In modern medicine, bariatric surgery is generally recognized as the most effective way to radically combat obesity.
Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is indicated for patients with morbid obesity who have already tried and did not get results from diets, physical exertion, other non-surgical methods of losing weight.
What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is an operation in which a person is helped to lose weight, making changes in his digestive system. Most weight loss operations today are performed using minimally invasive methods (laparoscopic surgery).
A bariatric surgeon is a doctor who specializes in performing operations that change the anatomy and / or volume of the gastrointestinal tract in order to reduce the weight of the patient.
Types of bariatric operations
- –Biliopancreatic gastric bypass
- –Laparoscopic gastric banding
- –Sleeve gastroplasty
- –Vertical gastric gastroplasty
Bariatric surgery helps not only to lose weight, but also to improve many of the health problems associated with obesity.
- –Gastric bypass
- –Intragastric balloon
- –Sleeve gastrectomy