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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery 

Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity. Obesity has become a serious public health problem in most countries, it affects a growing segment of the population.

Before any obesity should be considered less a matter of aesthetics and more than a health problem, which entails medical complications, disability, temporary or permanent decrease in lifetime and, not least, a high cost for all society .

 

What is obesity?

Obesity is a disease in which fat accumulates in the body due to excessive food intake higher than physiological needs or, more rarely, because of metabolic disorders.

Is a chronic disease (eg, in excess of 50 calories a day can increase the weight by 25 kg over a period of 10 years), conditional gene (normally every person has the body approx. 30-35 billion fat cells) and a major determinant for a number of associated diseases (diabetes, hypertension etc).

 

Surgery – the most effective treatment

Surgery is now considered the most effective treatment for morbid obesity!

With weight loss, the consequences of obesity (comorbidities) listed above improves. It is possible to cure type II diabetes and hypertension, respiratory problems and hepatic steatosis disappear, lowers the risk of cancer!

 

What is bariatric surgery?

Addressing obesity surgical techniques are grouped under the name of bariatric surgery and are in general surgery is performed under general anesthesia with intubation oro-tracheal.

The objectives of bariatric surgery pursuing a sustainable weight loss with health improvement, reduction or disappearance of comorbidities, increased welfare and quality of life.

Bariatric surgery techniques influence the balance of energy balance, considerably reducing food intake and causing the body to consume energy from the reserves. Reducing energy deposits means reducing body fat, weight, regaining normal appearance, significant relief of vital functions, disappearance or significant improvement of diseases caused by obesity. Patients operated weaken gradually and should reach a suitable weight in about 8-12 months.

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