The goal of metabolic surgery is not just to lose weight; the main objective is that your life is healthier and that you live longer.
The effect of bariatric and metabolic surgery in the resolution of diseases associated with obesity is the remission of diabetes. It is defined as the ability to discontinue every kind of medicine related to diabetes and keep blood glucose levels within normal limits. The Buchwald meta-analysis reports a DMT2 remission of 85.4 97.9%.
The most recommended method for weight loss, achieving a loss of 60% and improvements in diseases associated with being overweight.
Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve is a surgical procedure to lose weight, in which a portion of the stomach is removed so that it is left in the shape of a tube or banana. Food intake is restricted as a result and the person feels satisfied with less food, giving way to a lower intake of calories and weight loss.
Gastric Sleeve procedures are performed using minimally invasive surgery (also known as laparoscopy), using the suture reinforcement technique with Tri-Staple technology in order to reduce possible complications associated with surgery and achieve a much safer procedure.
The gastric balloon is a special silicon device designed to promote weight loss in the patient by partially occupying space in the stomach, increasing the feeling of satiety in this way.
The intragastric balloon is placed inside the stomach and is filled with a saline solution which makes the gastric balloon take on a spherical shape. The Gastric Balloon's expandable design allows for adjusting the filling volume between 400 and 700 cc at the time of placement.
Six months is the maximum period the gastric balloon can be in place; it should be removed at the conclusion of this time.
Placement of the Gastric Balloon is an outpatient procedure (discharge on the same day), and it is carried out by means of endoscopy under sedation so that the patient has no discomfort whatsoever.