Metabolic or Obesity Surgery

For people suffering from morbid obesity, losing weight is not a matter of will.

Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to achieve lasting weight loss and improve the health problems associated with this disease.

Laparoscopic gastric bypass

In this operation, the stomach is sectioned to make it smaller and suture the small intestine to the small stomach created.

In this way, the amount of food intake and its absorption is lower. After the operation, the average weight lost is usually about 30% of total weight and 70% of excess weight.

Laparoscopic tubular gastrectomy

Also called "gastric sleeve," a section of the stomach is resectioned into a long tubular shape, removing approximately 80% of the stomach.

Although the stomach is smaller, it works in the same way as before the operation. The intestine is not sectioned so the food follows the same path as before surgery.