Weight loss

The problem of obesity is a growing medical problem, especially in highly developed countries. Obesity has become a pressing issue of the 21st century medicine – one that leads and is connected with other conditions. These include asthma, osteoarthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and others. Unhealthy excess weight also increases the risk of heart or blood diseases and can shorten life expectancy. This medical issue can be tackled with different methods.

How do I know if I am overweight? The most popular way of checking this is calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index). It measures body fat based on height and weight and applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.

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BMI Classification:

18.5 or less – underweight
18.5 to 24.99 – normal weight
25 to 29.99 – overweight
30 to 34.99 – obesity (class 1)
35 to 39.99 – obesity (class 2)
40 or greater – morbid obesity

Types of bariatric surgery

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Gastric balloon

What is it? Advanced help for patients who want to lose weight. Soft gastric balloon, made of silicone, is inserted into your stomach to make it easier for you to control your hunger as well as minimize the food portions. READ MORE

Gastric band surgery

What is it? A gastric band is a small device (a silicone ring) that is placed around your stomach during a laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery. The band divides your stomach into two parts. The small upper stomach pouch limits the stomach’s capacity and increases the feeling of fullness so it helps you lose weight. After the implantation the band has to be adjusted (usually a few times before the suitable size is reached) READ MORE

Gastric sleeve

What is it? The sleeve gastrectomy is currently the most frequently performed weight loss surgery. The procedure involves cutting out a large part of the stomach. The volume of the “new stomach” is about 150 – 250 ml. After the operation, the patient is unable to accept a larger volume of food at one time, which is also associated with the lower caloric intake. READ MORE

Gastric bypass

What is it? The gastric bypass procedure has been known for more than thirty years and consists of creation of a pouch from the upper stomach, from which food outflows directly to the small intestine. The treatment combines actions of reducing consumption and absorption. The stomach is divided into two parts with surgical staples. READ MORE