Bariatric Surgery Unit
Bariatric Surgery refers to the surgery to treat obesity; it is not a plastic surgery, it is not a liposuction, neither a dermoplasty. It is a surgery in which the size of the stomach is modified (restrictive procedure), or the digestive system is modified (malabsorptive procedure), which in general terms reduces the amount of food intake and the absorption of calories that determines a gradual and sustained weight loss, this is a procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity.
The procedures for the obesity surgery are:
- Gastric Bypass: It consists of dividing the stomach into two parts, one of them with a small capacity, which will be the new stomach that joins the intestine in order to decrease the absorption of food. It produces long-term lasting weight loss at a low risk level. It is done laparoscopically.
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery: It is a new laparoscopic surgery that removes part of the stomach and it doesn’t cause intestinal malabsorption.