Bariatric surgery – Institute Perez de la Romana
Unfortunately the number of obese people in our country is increasingly alarming and the percentage continues to grow. Among adults, about 40% are overweight and 15% of young people are obese. In other countries this percentage is higher.
But obesity is not just a cosmetic problem, because it is associated with many diseases such as diabetes, the syndrome of obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, stroke, brain haemorrhage and venous thrombosis. In the United States was just released that obese people are more likely to develop cancer.
Therefore, it is urgent to create specialized centers for the treatment of these patients.
At Perez de la Romana Institute, we have created the Obesity Unit, where we address the problem of obesity in a holistic manner, which is the most current and correct way. To do this various specialists work together: endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, psychologist, physiotherapist, bariatric surgeon and plastic surgeon. Thus, whatever the type of obesity, low, middle, or morbid, appropriate treatment can be controlled at all times by highly qualified specialists who collaborate in the treatment of these patients to achieve optimum results.
Treatments Bariatric surgery:
Mild obesity For people who want to lose 5-10 kilos. It involves studying the eating habits and calorie to advise of the most suitable in each case, and recommend personalized exercise. Also we help them to realize the different diets to change easily certain habits of his or her life in order to achieve this weight reduction in a comfortable and stable way. This type of treatment is developed by an endocrinologist, a psychologist and a physiotherapist.
Normal Obesity For people who want to lose up to 10-15 kilos (approximately 10% of body weight). We need a type of bariatric and limited surgery technique called “sleeve”. This consists of a tube in the stomach and it is a short-time operation that produces a good and stable result.
Morbid Obesity Treatment For people who need to lose more than 30-40 kilos (approximately more than 30% of body weight). This group of patients can observe big changes in their weight reduction and physical appearance. To get this we make a reduction of stomach and intestinal bypass.
These surgeries are called Bariatric Surgery, and are led by Dr. Aniceto Baltasar, a pioneer in our country in this type of techniques.
The physical changes in these patients are dramatic, as the changes in their mood. The only thing these patients need is removing the excess skin throughout their body, since with the large volumes slimming, skin accumulates in the chest, back, arms, abdomen and thighs. With the removal of these tissues is achieved excellent results both dressed as naked.