Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is the most effective alternative against morbid obesity.


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Combat morbid obesity with Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is one of the surgical procedures focused on weight loss in patients with a large excess of body mass. A stomach reduction that allows you to lose weight without rebound effect and permanently.

Through this type of intervention, the surgeon specialized in this field will make various changes in the digestive system of the patient who urgently needs to regain weight.

This type of surgery is performed using laparoscopic techniques and is indicated only for people with severe morbid obesity. They are usually people who, after trying to lose weight by other means, need to resort to more effective methods with surgery to improve their overall health and well-being.

Types of bariatric surgery

There are different types of bariatric surgeries. The choice of one method or another depends on the needs of each patient. In Doctor Life Clinics we have a large medical team specialized in this field, so they will be the ones to advise you on the most appropriate procedure for you.

Gastric ByPass

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Bypass

Like the Gastric Sleeve, the Gastric Bypass is another bariatric surgery procedure to combat severe obesity. This treatment is one of the most effective for stomach reduction. Specifically, it is estimated that it is possible to lose 65-75% of the current weight during the 5 years following the intervention.

This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately 2.5 hours. To avoid discomfort and discomfort, the patient should be hospitalized for 4 to 7 days.

Weight loss is practically immediate and without any rebound effect.

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve
is one of the most common bariatric surgery procedures to reduce the volume and capacity of the stomach. With this technique, 70-80% of the patient’s current stomach size can be removed.

The procedure lasts between 60-90 minutes. It is performed laparoscopically under general anesthesia.

After surgery, the patient must be hospitalized for the first 48-72 hours. From that moment on, we will discharge the patient and he/she will be able to start recovery at home with an exhaustive follow-up by our doctors and nutritionists.

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Frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery

What are the recommendations prior to stomach reduction surgery?
During the months prior to surgery, the patient should follow a low-calorie diet. The objective is that he can lose 5-10 kilos to reduce morbidity and improve his current mobility conditions to a certain extent.

What weight should a patient be for bariatric surgery?
Patients who undergo a Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass are in a critical health situation. His body mass index has exceeded 35-40 and he suffers from diseases associated with excess weight such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and severe sleep apnea. The only medical solution is weight loss.

Is the stomach reduction surgery procedure painful?
Stomach reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia directly in the operating rooms of our hospitals. Depending on the patient’s needs, the duration of the procedure may be longer. What will be necessary in any case is the subsequent hospitalization and recovery of the patient in the hospital during the first 48/72 hours.

How long does recovery from bariatric surgery take?
Both techniques are performed laparoscopically, thus minimizing the recovery time and discomfort that this surgical procedure may cause.

What is the price of bariatric surgery?
The price of bariatric surgery depends on the method chosen for the final stomach reduction. In the first free assessment appointment, our medical team specialized in overweight and obesity will perform an exhaustive study to know your health status and the most appropriate treatment for your weight problem.
Doctor Life Clinics offers the possibility of financing this treatment in small installments.

Is it possible to gain weight after bariatric surgery?
It is possible if you do not follow the medical guidelines indicated by the Doctor Life Clinics team. To prevent this from happening, our specialists will accompany you for the next few years and teach you how to improve your eating habits and other healthy guidelines. Don’t worry because, unlike other techniques, bariatric surgery treatments are highly effective.

How many kilos will I be able to lose with my stomach reduction?
It will depend on each patient, but usually between 30-60 kilos can be lost.