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The 5 frequent questions about bariatric surgery

Las 5 preguntas mas frecuentes sobre la cirugía bariatrica
  • What is obesity?

It is a chronic disease, characterized by excess body fat, greater than 30% body mass index (BMI), resulting in alternations in the body that makes it susceptible to the development of multiple diseases.

  • How can i know if i have obesity?

It is determined by calculating the body mass index (BMI), using a simple formula, which reveals the percentage of excess weight.

BMI = weight (kg) height (meters) 2

Example: 90kg (height 1.70×1.70m) = 90 2.89 = 31%

IMC mayor a 30% es diagnostico de OBESIDAD

3- How does obesity affect my health?

  • Reduces the life expectancy to 5 – 8 years
  • Produces fatty liver
  • Increased risk of suffering from diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, infertility
  • Increased risk of cancer (colon, stomach, breast, liver, gallbladder)
  • Joint problems (spine, knees, ankles)
  • Alterations of sleep (sleep apnea, insomnia, chronic fatigue)
  • Depression

4- What is bariatric surgery?

Surgical procedures performed with the objective of decreasing excess body weight, for the treatment of obesity and its complications.  Bariatric treatment has been proven to have a high success rate in the long term.

Surgical procedures performed with the objective

5- How much weight is lost?

The estimated weight loss secondary to bariatric procedure ranges from 60% to 70% of the excess body weight. The weight loss depends on 3 factors.

  1. Surgery
  2. Diet
  3. Physical activity

It is essential to obtain an optimal result, to properly carry the new diet regimen and work alongside  with a professional physical instructor  to customize physical activity according to their capacity.



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