Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery aims to improve the health of the patient by avoiding the comorbidities associated with this disease such as hypertension, diabetes or OSAS.

The world health organization defines obesity as an excessive accumulation of fat that can be harmful to health. Currently the prevalence of obesity in our country has increased and it is estimated that the prevalence of obesity is 22.9% and overweight 39.4%.

The body mass index (BMI) is a simple indicator of the relationship between weight and height and is calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilos by the square of their height in meters (kg / m2).
A BMI equal to or greater than 25 determines overweight.
A BMI equal to or greater than 30 determines obesity.

The consequences of overweight and obesity for health mean an increased risk of suffering:

  • Cardiovascular Disorders (Ischemic heart disease and high blood pressure).
  • Endocrine Disorders: Polycystic ovarian syndrome, menstrual disorders.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: Gastroesophageal reflux, cholelithiasis, fatty liver.
  • Respiratory Disorders: Sleep apnea syndrome.
  • Gynecological Disorders: Alterations fertility.
  • Psychological disorders: Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem.
  • Disorders of the locomotor system: Osteoarthritis of the hip, spine and knee. It is even related to some types of cancer (uterus, breast, colon, prostate).

For this reason, the Metabolic Surgery and Obesity Unit has been developed with the objective of individual assessment of each patient and the appropriate treatment of each person. It is a multidisciplinary group of professionals formed by endocrinologists, surgeons, endoscopists, dieticians and psychologists.

Dietary assessment
It is essential to follow the patient to provide a proper diet according to physical activity, weight, age and intervention performed, so it is a personalized diet for each patient. Nutritional packages: 3-4 Months or 6 months.

Endocrinological evaluation
It is the job of the endocrinologist to diagnose and adequately monitor the patient, being important the assessment of family history, diseases that can cause or aggravate obesity as well as drugs that may influence the disease.

Psychological assessment
The adequate psychological preparation of the patient is an important factor for the success of the intervention. It is essential to make a correct assessment of the state of anxiety, depression and possible associated eating disorders to obtain a better result after the intervention.

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