Stomach reduction is a surgical procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity. It aims to achieve and maintain the loss of excess weight by reducing gastric volume and thereby limiting the ability to ingest food and the feeling of early satiety. This facilitates a behavioural change in eating habits.
Progressive up to 1 year
Laparoscopy is the approach to the abdomen by introducing a special instrument through small incisions, creating room after insufflating gas. The surgical technique does not differ from the usual one. In those cases where technically or due to intraoperative findings is not possible to complete surgery by this route, a conversion to open surgery will be carried out.
Morbid obesity is a metabolic disease resistant to conventional treatments. It occurs when a certain degree of overweight is exceeded, generating serious health risks (endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, osteoarticular and others), and even mortality due to the direct consequences of overweight, or due to the pathologies that it induces.
Any medical performance has some risks. Most of the time the risks do not materialize, and surgery does not cause any harm or undesirable side effects. But sometimes it is not the case. That is why it is important for you to know the risks that may occur in this process or procedure.
The main alternative to Bariatric Surgery consists of long-term compliance with healthy lifestyle habits that include a low-calorie diet and daily physical activity. Patients who undergo surgery are resistant to weight loss and show previous episodes of rebound effect after dieting.
It is very satisfying to see how these patients not only improve aesthetically, but also in health and quality of life, gaining self-esteem and resuming activities that they previously could not do due to their overweight.Curriculum