Are you struggling with excess weight and longing to lose it without success? Do you want to change your life, become more mobile, cheerful, and easily engage in social activities?
Atlas Hospital has the perfect solution for you!
Choose surgical treatment for obesity, where with the right choice of surgeon and appropriate surgical techniques, coupled with the extensive knowledge and experience of our team, your problem will be solved!
Why Is Bariatric Surgery the Solution?
For some people, any diet, exercise, or lifestyle change cannot significantly reduce their excessive body weight. This reality leads to frustration, depression, and, in many cases, serious health problems.
Fortunately, for many in such situations, weight loss through bariatric surgery can be an option.
Is Obesity Dangerous, and What Consequences Can It Have on You and Your Body?
Excess weight is a chronic and progressive disease that can affect multiple organs in the body. Individuals with severe clinical obesity have a medical risk of disability or premature death. The estimated number of deaths, nearly 280,000 annually, is attributed to obesity among the American adult population. At the top of the list are adult morbidities such as diabetes and high blood pressure. High blood pressure caused by clinical obesity can lead to heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and strokes.
How Is Obesity Treated Surgically?
Surgery as a solution for weight loss through food intake restriction and the interruption of the digestion process is an option for seriously obese patients who have been unsuccessfully treated by other means of weight loss.
When other medical methods have failed, bariatric surgery can offer long-term solutions for shedding excess body weight for patients with a serious obesity problem.
Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Today, bariatric surgery is considered the gold standard for treating pathological obesity when conservative methods of weight reduction have been exhausted.
This form of operative treatment is also called metabolic surgery because weight loss positively affects comorbidities such as arterial hypertension, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus. Considering all this, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the International Federation for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) have presented a supplement to the indications for metabolic and bariatric surgery.
Based on decades of analysis of the results of bariatric and metabolic surgery, candidates for the operation are individuals:
- Whose body mass index (BMI) is ≥35 kg/m2;
- Whose body mass index (BMI) is 30-34.9 kg/m2, and the patient is being treated for an associated disease where weight reduction would benefit the treatment/cure.
It should be noted that the conclusions of this expert meeting affirm the effectiveness and safety of the long-term results of bariatric surgery.
Which Surgical Procedures for Treating Obesity Are Applied at Atlas Hospital?
Non-Surgical Methods for Weight Loss – Balloon Implantation
The problem of obesity, especially pathological obesity, can be solved, among other things, by non-surgical methods – placing a special balloon endoscopically in the stomach. Read the article to find out more.
The assessment of whether you are a candidate for bariatric surgery is a process that requires a serious discussion with your doctor and your family.
The bariatric surgery expert is Doc. Dr. Veličković Dejan, a specialist in general surgery.
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