FAQ's

Why surgery?

There is an indication for bariatric surgery when there is severe obesity (35-39,9 kg/m2) and diseases likely to improve accompany it. Also, in the case of morbid obesity (40 kg/m2 or more) even without associated diseases.
When you have reached morbid obesity, dietary treatments with or without medication or psychological support tend to be insufficient. Only bariatric surgery can guarantee good results in the long term.
Metabolic surgery relates to a diabetes improvement long before a significant loss weight exists. The action of surgery on diabetes is known as stomach surgery and currently there is a reason to find this effect in diabetic patients that don’t have a good response to medical treatment.
It has been observed that after surgery, there is a weight loss that goes with an improvement of accompanying diseases, such as hypertension or sleep apnea.
Metabolic surgery prolongs patients’ survival because it reduces the risk and mortality of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, among others, and improves your quality of life.

When should I have surgery?
What can I benefit from surgery?
Can I have laparoscopic surgery without opening the abdomen?
What is laparoscopic surgery?
What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgery?
Can diabetes mellitus be treated by laparoscopy?
How to ensure a better diabetes control in the long term?
How is the laparoscopic surgery process?
What happens after surgery?
When can I go back to work?
Are there cases that do not support laparoscopic surgery?
Are there any risks related to metabolic surgery?
With time, can I need another kind of surgery?
Will I be able to get pregnant?
Is metabolic surgery indicated in my case?
How can I get in contact with you?
How much does it cost?

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Asociación Española de Cirujanos (AEC)
Sociedad Española de Cirugía de la Obesidad (SECO)
Sociedad de Cirugía Laparoscópica y Robótica (SECLA)
Sociedad Española para el Estudio de la Obesidad (SEEDO)
Centro Integral de Nutrición Islas Baleares (CINIB)
Acadèmia Mèdica Balear
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