Our team of experienced professionals strives to provide the highest quality patient-centered consultations for people who are struggling with obesity. Due to high-end innovations in surgery, we are able to offer our patients a range of safe treatments which contribute not only to long-lasting effect on weight loss but also improve many chronic conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension amongst others. We guarantee highest quality care where our professionals help you to choose the most optimal way for losing weight and improving your quality of life.
First choice treatment methods:
- Lifestyle alterations – increasing physical activity;
- Balancing the diet.
- Laparoscopic gastric bypass;
- Laparoscopic sleeve resection;
- Laparoscopic gastric plication;
- Laparoscopic gastric banding.
Laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen (tummy) and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin. You may find more information about laparoscopy on the NHS website here.
LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS
During the course of this operation, a small pouch is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Then, the first loop of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the stomach pouch. The top portion of the divided small intestine is connected to the small intestine further down. The new pouch is a small reservoir for food, which fills up quickly leading to the sense of feeling full faster, therefore you will eat less. Moreover, food bypasses the biggest part of the stomach and the first loop of small intestine. Relatively shortened length of the intestine leads to decreased absorption. Weight loss after this procedure is faster in comparison to the effect after other types of operations. In order to achieve the best possible result the procedure needs to be accompanied by the balancing of the post-operative diet. The estimated effect reaches up to 65%-80% excess body weight loss in 1-2 years after the procedure.
LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE RESECTION
During the course of this operation the surgeon forms a tube from your stomach. The capacity of this tube is significantly lower than of the stomach prior to the procedure. This leads to less consumption of the food and faster sense of fullness. The food is not deviated from its usual course in your digestive system. The estimated effect reaches up to 50%-60% excess body weight loss in 1,5-2 years after the procedure. Self-control is crucial success factor in this process.
LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC PLICATION
This is one of the most innovative procedures in bariatric surgery. During the course of this operation the tube is formed from the tissue of your stomach without the removal a part of the original stomach (which is performed in the previously described laparoscopic sleeve resection). This method has lower risk for post-operative complications. The estimated effect reaches up to 50% excess body weight loss in 1,5-2 years after the procedure. However the process is slower than after the gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery.
LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BANDING
Adjustable gastric band acts as a belt for your stomach. It divides your stomach into a smaller and bigger compartment. The upper compartment is smaller and therefore can contain only a little amount of the food which is consumed. As a result the sense of fullness is felt faster and the food intake decreases.
The adjustable gastric band is a silicone ring which is placed around the stomach. It is connected with a capsule beneath the skin via small tube. This construction allows the adjustment of the tension within the band which consequently leads to the desired rate of weight loss. This operation is least disrupting for the body and fastest to perform. In order to achieve best possible results, the band needs to be adjusted several times after the operation. The adjustment is a simple short procedure that can be performed by the surgeon in day-care units.