Because it is much more than just an aesthetic issue

Obesity is a complex, chronic, and multi-factorial disease that is characterized by an abnormal or excessive accumulation of body fat. It is not just an aesthetic problem, it is a very serious disease that requires a multidisciplinary approach. The goal of the Obesity Treatment Center of Excellence is to control excess weight, getting it down to healthy levels while also treating associated comorbidities, thereby encouraging a longer life expectancy and better quality of life in addition to improved physical appearance.

Obesity is the most common metabolic disorder in the Western world and it is estimated that 1.2 billion people suffer from obesity or overweight around the world. The Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity has determined that in our country, over 22% of the population is obese and 39.3% is overweight.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions across the globe, and every year almost three million people die as a result of obesity and overweight, representing the 5th cause of death globally.