Obesity is a chronic and progressive disease that leads to diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver, among other conditions that can be fatal.
There is a general perception that it is only necessary to treat it when there are extreme levels of excess weight, however, it is important to be aware of its terrible complications. Dr. Fernando Schiaffino Rocca shows us some alternatives to fight it.
These treatments decrease the gastric capacity and the sensation of appetite, so patients will be satisfied by eating less food. Likewise, it will improve their health in case they suffer from a disease associated with obesity.
This procedure consists of reducing the size of the stomach. Nowadays, it is the most performed obesity surgery in the world, with very good results.
It is performed laparoscopically, creating a small stomach that connects directly to the small intestine.
It consists of leaving a device in the shape of a balloon inside the stomach. It can be placed endoscopically or by swallowing a capsule that is inflated once it reaches the stomach. It is temporary, lasting between 4 and 12 months, depending on the device.
Dr. Fernando Schiaffino Rocca
Bariatric and metabolic surgery