Surgical treatment of obesity
- Modern medical treatment of obesity is based on scientific data derived from clinical studies. The therapeutic strategy is now tailored to the individual, effective and maintained over time with regular monitoring and a person-focused holistic approach.
- Surgical management of obesity (bariatric surgery - metabolic surgery) can be the best option in some cases, which have been very carefully selected, where the individual concerned has undergone the necessary pre-op tests and been prepared.
- The main indications for the surgical management of obesity include severe - illness-inducing obesity where the BMI ≥ 40 kg//m2).2but also cases with lower BMIs, where other diseases or complications of obesity coexist, and where efforts at dieting - exercise and medication were not effective..
- Surgical-invasive methods vary (gastric bypass, , biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band) and are selected according to the severity of obesity, the specialisation of the surgical team, the obese individual’s state of health and psychological-nutritional profile.
- Surgical treatments of obesity (bariatric surgery - metabolic surgery) lead to significant weight loss, which is usually maintained over time and is accompanied by all the benefits of weight loss, such as remission of diabetes or hypertension, and treatment of sleep apnoea syndrome. The positive effects also extend to the mental and emotional sphere, with self-confidence and socialisation enhancement as well.
- In all events, surgical treatment of obesity should be performed by specialist doctors as part of a holistic treatment process, which starts with pre-op preparation and continues with post-op follow-up, under the care of the scientific obesity management team.