Morning sickness: Obesity

Written by: Dr. Juan Ignacio Merello Varela
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The sedentary life, stress and inadequate nutrition are factors that directly affect our health. We talk about obesity when the body mass index (BMI) exceeds 40% and patients with an index higher than 35% suffer from associated diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, heart failure, etc.. When with a balanced diet and exercise we are not able to lower these values, we have new techniques that will help us to normalize our weight.


"By undergoing an obesity treatment we manage to diminish the appetite, but it is essential to reeducate the diet and make use of psychological support to help us suppress anxiety whenever necessary". After the procedure there is a control period in which we will have approached the ideal weight and under supervision with a healthier routine we will achieve definitive results. Among the treatments with better results, the intragastric balloon and the POSE method stand out


We talk about obesity when the body mass index (BMI) exceeds 40%


The intragastric balloon

By means of endoscopy, a balloon is implanted in the stomach, obtaining a feeling of satiety that will prevent it from exceeding the amount of food eaten.. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes. It is possible to lose up to 45 kg in a period of 1 year.


The POSE method

The POSE system. It consists of reducing the size of the stomach by making a few folds allowing you to lose weight naturally. The process is performed through an endoscopy with anesthesia, after which a half-stay hospitalization is recommended to treat possible discomfort. The intervention lasts between 45 and 90 minutes. After 24 hours the patient can return to their daily routine.


Dr. Merello Varela, specialist in the digestive system, with more than 35 years of experience in diseases related to the digestive system, is a pioneer in minimally invasive slimming techniques with more than 2,500 implanted balloons and an efficiency in weight loss of 25 kg. on average.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan Ignacio Merello Varela

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Merello is recognized as a leading expert in the field of the digestive system. He is known for being a pioneer in Valencia in the technique of implanting the intragastric balloon, a treatment in which he is an expert along with the adjustable balloon, the ingestible balloon and the endoscopic camera. He is currently consulting at his own clinic in the center of Valencia, where he performs these and other interventions.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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