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.

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