Obesity

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Our greatest endorsement are over 15,000 bariatric surgeries successfully performed in Colombia and abroad.

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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.

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Dr. Mauricio Franco

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Dr. Carlos Felipe Chaux

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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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Procedures

GASTRIC
BYPASS

Gastric bypass surgery is among the most popular laparoscopic weight loss surgical options. Under this category of procedures, the most common gastric bypass is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Hundreds of thousands of these surgeries are performed every year, allowing more patients to benefit from the results of the weight-loss in a long-term period. Since its approval in 1993, the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass has resulted in patients spending less time in the hospital, shorter recovery times and less scarring from these procedures.

INTRAGASTRIC
BALLOON

The Intragastric Balloon is a procedure offered as an option to lose weight in a short period of time. It consists in placing a deflated balloon endoscopically through the mouth, attached to a hose with a unidirectional valve. It is filled with approximately 500 cc to 700 cc of colored water. The objective is to occupy space inside the gastric chamber in order to force a smaller intake and to achieve diet discipline throughout the weight loss process. The advantages are that it is a non-surgical procedure with very low risk; However, it is temporary and the balloon can only be kept for six months to a year. For this reason, the results are unpredictable since the success depends on the patient's collaboration.

GASTRIC
SLEEVE

Technically called Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, it is a surgery where a longitudinal cut is made in the stomach resecting a large segment of its left portion. The result is a stomach reduced by approximately 60% to 70% of its normal capacity, thus limiting food intake.

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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.

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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.

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