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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a medical field specialising in the treatment of severe or morbid obesity. The main aim of these surgical procedures is to reduce body weight and alleviate the complications associated with obesity.

Obesity is a pathological condition characterised by an excessive accumulation of body fat, which can have a significant negative impact on a person’s health. It is considered to be a growing global health problem and can be associated with a variety of complications and chronic conditions.

Discover The Freedom Of A Healthy Lifestyle With Bariatric Surgery!

Welcome to the world where change is possible! Bariatric surgery is the modern solution for people who struggle with obesity and want to regain their health and self-confidence. Choose to be part of the movement toward a brighter and healthier future!

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is surgery for people with severe or morbid obesity who have failed to lose weight through conventional methods such as diet and exercise. This revolutionary procedure changes the digestive system, facilitating weight loss and improving overall health.

Advantages of Bariatric Surgery

1- Significant weight loss

Bariatric surgery helps you lose weight in an effective and healthy way, making it easier to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain long-term results.

2- Improvement in Obesity

Many patients experience significant improvement or even elimination of conditions such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, high blood pressure and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

3- Improved Quality of Life

After losing weight and getting rid of the diseases associated with obesity, you will experience a significant increase in energy, mobility and self-esteem.

4- Preparation for a healthy lifestyle

Bariatric surgery is just the beginning of the journey towards a healthy lifestyle. You will receive support from a dedicated medical team, including nutritionists and psychologists, to help you make healthy choices and maintain long-term results.

Types Of Bariatric Surgery

There are several types of bariatric surgery available and our team of specialists will evaluate your case and recommend the most appropriate procedure. Some of the most common types of surgery include:

1- Gastric Bypass: 

Redirects the path of food in the stomach, resulting in significant weight loss.

2-Vertical Gastrectomy

Removes part of the stomach, reducing the ability to consume large amounts of food.

3-Gastric Ballooning

A balloon is placed in the stomach to create a feeling of fullness.

4-Stomach Botox

Aims to reduce appetite and facilitate weight loss.

 

We are here for you! Our team of experienced and dedicated physicians is ready to guide you through the entire process – from your initial evaluation and preparation for surgery to  the post-operative period and long-term care. We’ll create a customized plan for you and be with you every step of the way through this transformation. Don’t delay your happiness and your health! Contact us today for a free consultation and discover how bariatric surgery can change your life for the better. Together we will build a new version of you stronger, healthier and happier!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is bariatric surgery?

 Bariatric surgery is a weight-loss procedure that helps individuals with obesity achieve significant and sustainable weight loss.

2. Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Candidates typically have a body mass index (BMI) above 40 or a BMI above 35 with obesity-related health conditions.

3. How does bariatric surgery work?

Bariatric surgery works by reducing the size of the stomach or changing the digestive process to promote weight loss.

4. What are the different types of bariatric surgery?

Common types include gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and adjustable gastric banding (commonly known as Lap-Band).

5. Is bariatric surgery reversible?

Some procedures, like gastric banding, can be reversed, while others are generally considered irreversible.

6. What are the potential risks and complications?

Risks include infection, bleeding, blood clots, and complications related to the surgical procedure or changes in digestion.

7. How much weight can I expect to lose?

Weight loss varies, but many individuals lose a significant amount of weight in the first year following surgery.

Bariatric surgery often leads to improvement or resolution of conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.

9. How long does the surgery take?

The duration of the surgery depends on the type of procedure but typically ranges from one to four hours.

10. Will I need to follow a specific diet after surgery?

Yes, a post-surgery diet plan is crucial for success. You’ll gradually transition from liquid to solid foods and make long-term dietary changes.

11. How soon can I return to normal activities?

 Recovery times vary, but most people can resume normal activities within a few weeks after surgery.

12. Will I need to take supplements after surgery?

 Yes, vitamin and mineral supplements are commonly recommended to prevent nutrient deficiencies.

13. Can I become pregnant after bariatric surgery?

Pregnancy is generally safe after bariatric surgery, but it’s important to discuss family planning with your healthcare provider.

14. Will I have loose skin after significant weight loss?

Loose skin is a possibility, especially with substantial weight loss. Additional procedures may be considered to address excess skin.

15. Can bariatric surgery be covered by insurance?

Some insurance plans cover bariatric surgery, but coverage varies. Check with your insurance provider for specific details.

16. Will I need psychological evaluation before surgery?

Psychological evaluation is often required to assess your readiness for surgery and to provide support during the weight-loss journey.

17. How long does it take to see results after surgery?

Weight loss typically begins soon after surgery, and significant results can be seen within the first few months.

18. Can I regain weight after bariatric surgery?

While weight regain is possible, long-term success depends on adopting healthy lifestyle habits and following post-surgery guidelines.

19. How long will I need to be monitored after surgery?

Post-surgery follow-up is crucial. You’ll have regular check-ups with your healthcare team to monitor progress and address any concerns.

20. Will bariatric surgery cure my obesity?

Bariatric surgery is a powerful tool for weight loss, but long-term success relies on making lasting lifestyle changes and maintaining them.