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Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

  • Eligibility:
    • You may be a candidate if…
    • Your Body Mass Index is greater than 40.
    • Your Body Mass Index is greater than 35 with at least one or more weight-related co-morbidities. For example, type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease
    • Prior weight loss efforts haven’t been successful.

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia

Gastric Sleeve

During the procedure, a portion of the stomach is removed, producing a tube-shaped stomach. You’ll feel fuller sooner and longer because food should pass through the tube directly to the intestine.
  • Risks:  
    • Blood clots 
    • Gallstones 
    • Dumping syndrome 
    • Stricture
  • Benefits:  
    • Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes 
    • Improved cardiovascular health 
    • Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea
    • Joint pain relief 
    • Alleviate other medical conditions (metabolic syndrome, pregnancy complications, and gallbladder disease) 

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

The procedure reorganizes how food flows. A small pouch is attached to the intestine to bypass the stomach
  • Risks:  
    • Dumping syndrome 
    • Gallstones 
    • Leakage 
    • Pouch/anastomotic obstruction or bowel obstruction 
    • Stricture
  • Benefits:  
    • Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes 
    • Improved cardiovascular health 
    • Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea 
      Joint pain relief 
    • Alleviate other medical conditions (metabolic syndrome, pregnancy complications, and gallbladder disease)

Specialists performing the procedure

International Hospital of Colombia

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