Our greatest endorsement are over 15,000 bariatric surgeries successfully performed in Colombia and abroad.
Experts in Bariatric Surgery
The Cirugia para la Obesidad (Obesity Surgery) group is a team of experts in bariatric surgery and laparoscopy with recognized professionals in the surgical treatment of weight loss with over 17 years of experience. We are willing to guide you through the entire process to achieve your goal of loosing weight with the bariatric surgery.
Dr. Mauricio Franco
Dr. Carlos Felipe Chaux
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric Surgery is a set of procedures whose main objective is weight loss and is primarily aimed at those patients who have not achieved their weight loss goals through dieting, exercising or other methods.
Weight loss is achieved through the modification of the gastrointestinal tract, which is responsible for reducing the absorption of food in the body. Bariatric surgery procedures do not include fat removal surgeries such as liposuction, as these only shape the body.
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Am I a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
According to the WHO (World Health Organization), obesity and overweight are defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that can be harmful to health. A simple way to measure obesity is the body mass index (BMI), which is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters.
A person with a BMI equal to or greater than 40 is considered morbidly obese, with a BMI equal to or greater than 30 is considered obese and with a BMI equal to or greater than 25 is considered overweight.
Care for foreign patients
The Cirugía para la Obesidad Group has been treating foreign patients (medical tourism) for years with great success and can be considered a safe practice when handled with caution. In addition to foreign patients, we receive thousands of patients from the rest of Colombia who seek our services.