Obesity Center

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Obesity is a chronic disease, difficult to treat with only diet and exercise. In fact, the last 30 years have shown that these non-surgical methods have failed. Currently, obesity is spread worldwide, with important social effects. Surgery (bariatric) is currently the only way to treat obesity. It consists of interventions on the stomach and / or the small intestine that help patients with extreme obesity to lose weight. These surgeries are an option for those who can’t lose weight by other means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems.
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Gastric Sleeve

The gastric sleeve (stomach reduction) is a new procedure that induces weight loss by limiting the consumption of food. Through this procedure, the surgeon removes about 75% of the stomach so that the new stomach is in the form of a tube or sleeve. The remaining stomach will have a volume of approximately 100-150 ml. Gastric sleeves candidates are those with a body mass index (BMI)> 40 or BMI> 35 that have other obesity-related disorder such as: type II diabetes mellitus, hypertension, sleep apnea, severe arthritis, asthma, hypercholesterolemia and cardiovascular
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Bypass Gastric

Gastric bypass is the surgical intervention that creates a bag with a volume of about 30 ml of stomach by dividing the stomach peak from the rest of the stomach. The first part of the small intestine is then divided into two, the lower part of the intestine being brought and connected to the newly created bag. The end of the procedure is to connect the upper portion of the small intestine divided by the lower part of the small intestine proper. Thus, gastric acids and digestive enzymes in the bypassed stomach and the first portion of the small intestine will eventually mix with
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