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Bariatric Surgery Unit

Bariatric surgery is a set of techniques and surgical procedures for changes in physiology for loss and lasting weight maintained over time. They are technically complex procedures and are not exempt from complications in the short or medium term, and may also submit mortality.

Bariatric surgery is not a cosmetic surgery is not without risk, is not easy and is not magic. Like other treatments for obesity it requires changes in lifestyle and maintain healthy diets to ensure successful results in the medium and long term.

The surgeries performed are seeking two types of targets: Reduce intake or reduce the absorption capacity. This means that there are restrictive, malabsorptive or mixed media if they combine the two types of procedures.

Surgery is indicated only for patients with morbid obesities with BMI greater than 40kg / m2, or to those affections of severe obesity (BMI> ·% kg / m2) and associated diseases. Patients with less than 35 kg / m2 BMI have no indication for surgery, but can benefit from non-surgical, pharmacological and dietary and behavioral treatments. Medical professionals and specialists in nutrition and dietetics can advise on what is the best treatment for each person.