- 8 December, 2016
- Posted by: Clínica Esbelt
- Category: Temas de interés
Morbid obesity (an illness that affects both physical and health aspects, as well as social, emotional and economic relations of people) has been a subject of analysis and searches for solutions to it has been on for a long time, at least in our western society.
From this search for solution, a variety of not always effective treatments have emerged, some convincing and lasting, and, among these, various surgical procedures, most recently supported by leading technology.
Among this treatments backed up by scientific knowledge, we can highlight the bariatric surgery, in its different categories, applied according to each patient’s specific conditions, to avoid any excess that may result in damage to his or her health.
To put it simply, there are two kinds of bariatric surgery:
The reconstructive surgery, which basically restricts the amount of food the stomach can receive, and the malabsorption surgery, which aims to limit the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
There are also other types of bariatric surgeries:
Combined surgery, duodenal crossing, gastric band, VRS, stomach stapling, open VRS surgery, laparoscopic surgery, to name some.
Naturally, in all cases there must be a previous diagnosis and a mutual agreement between the patient and the surgeon, since we’re talking about specialized surgeries which require deep medical knowledge which directly affect health. The patient and his/her family must be aware of the complications during and after the surgery, since there’s also the possibility of future surgeries.
Understood as a medical option exclusive for people with obesity, bariatric surgery is a medical procedure which carries a set of benefits, such as the loss of up to 80% of fat which may be causing health issues and threaten life.
People who undergo bariatric surgery, who manage to reduce their body mass to an index of 25, feel improvements on their overall quality of life and blood circulation, and less cholesterol and respiratory problems.
Bariatric surgery is an option, but no hasty decision must be taken, since we’re talking about procedures that aren’t exempt from complications. That’s why it’s important that, if you’re interested in knowing more about the bariatric surgery, you don’t hesitate to contact us.
In Clínica Esbelt, we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need. We have a team of professionals who will help you and answer your questions.