Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Written by: Dr. Alberto Diez-Caballero Alonso
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿: I am a candidate for surgery


You are a candidate for surgery to meet the internationally accepted requirements that have a higher body mass index of 40 or over 35 diseases associated with obesity develops, obesity have a long evolution time and failed conventional measures adequately supervised by a medical endocrine. On the other hand, have no contraindication for surgery and this in an age range that you can greatly benefit from this treatment.

¿That surgical techniques exist


There is no ideal technique nor a single surgical technique, although all we perform laparoscopic surgery using robotic assistance or support. There are 2 groups, restrictive techniques such as gastric tubulization intended the patient to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. In this way the patient eat less and lose weight without starving. The second group is that of mixed techniques like gastric bypass, these restrictive effect associated with malabsorptive effect by reducing the length of the intestine where food reaches. Thus get the patient to lose more weight than in the restrictive only.

¿cases in which surgery is indicated each


We use a restrictive or mixed media as a function of the degree of obesity of the patient, associated pathology and food habit that has. Roughly in patients with little overweight and non- greedy or they like snacking you can opt for tecni -cas restrictive and more obese or with different dietary habits patients we should opt for more complex mixed media.

¿What results can be expected


After selecting the technique properly every patient will achieve a weight loss of between 50% and 60% of excess weight in patients with restrictive techniques and between 70% and 80% with mixed media. These results can be improved if patients change their wicked properly preoperative eating habits and if rea -liza patient physical activity routinely after surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alberto Diez-Caballero Alonso

Dr. Alberto Díez-Caballero holds a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of the Basque Country (1990) and Specialist in General Surgery and from the University of Navarra (2003), obtaining the extraordinary prize for his doctoral thesis. Digestive system. He is responsible for the Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Unit of the University Clinic of Navarra, Dr. Díez-Caballero is a reference in the digestive surgery and advanced laparscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

View Profile

Overall assessment of their patients

This website uses its own and third-party cookies to collect information in order to improve our services, to show you advertising related to your preferences, as well as to analyse your browsing habits..