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Bariatric Surgery – Prepare Your Body for The Summer

Are you struggling with losing the extra weight but nothing seems to work? Do you want to change your lifestyle, be more active, be in a better mood, and engage in more social activities? Atlas General Hospital has the ideal solution for you! You can choose to surgically treat obesity with the help of the right surgeon and an adequate surgical technique combined with the great knowledge and experience of our team.

For some people, no type of diet exercise, or lifestyle change can help in significantly reducing their weight. The reality can lead to frustration, depression, and in many cases, serious health issues. Luckily, for many in this situation, weight loss with the help of bariatric surgery can be an option

Is Obesity Dangerous and What Consequences Can It Have for You and Your Organism?

Obesity is a chronic and progressive disease that can affect multiple organs in your body. People that have been diagnosed with clinical obesity are at risk of disabilities or early death. It has been estimated that around 280,000 people a year die from obesity among the adult American population. At the top of the list of causes of death are diabetes and high blood pressure. High blood pressure that is caused by clinical obesity can lead to heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and strokes.

How Can Obesity Be Surgically Treated?

Surgery as a solution for weight loss by restricting the input of food and stopping the process of digestion is an option for critically obese patients that have been unsuccessfully treated with other ways to lose body weight
When other medical methods have not been successful, bariatric surgery can offer long-term solutions to lose body fat for patients that have a serious problem with obesity.

Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Today, bariatric surgery is considered a golden standard for treating pathological obesity when all other possibilities of conservative weight loss have failed. This type of operative treatment is classified as metabolic surgery because weight loss can affect the comorbidities such as artery hypertension, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus. Keeping that in mind, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) have added certain indications for metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Based on the analysis of the results of bariatric and metabolic surgery that have been studied for multiple decades, candidates for these surgeries are:

• patients whose body mass index (BMI) is ≥35 kg/m2
• patients whose body mass index (BMI) is 30–34.9 kg/m2 and the patient is being treated for another disease that will benefit from the weight loss
It should be mentioned that the conclusions of this medical board state the efficiency and safety of the long-term results of bariatric surgery

What Surgical Procedures for Treating Obesity Are Performed in Atlas General Hospital?
1. Sleeve Gastrectomy
2. Gastric Bypass
3. Mini Gastric Bypass

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Methods—Intragastric Balloon Placement

The problem with obesity, especially pathological, can also be treated with a non-surgical method—by placing a special intragastric balloon endoscopically into the stomach.

Evaluating if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery is a process that requires a serious discussion with your doctor and your family. Our bariatric surgery expert is a general surgery specialist Doc. Dr. Veličković Dejan.


Book your free consultation in Atlas General Hospital by calling 011/785 88 88 or 060/32 92 411 where you can learn more from our esthetic surgery specialists before the procedure.

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1100 Belgrade, Serbia

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