How can I check whether I am eligible for the surgery?
The main criterium making the individual eligible for the bariatric surgery is the BMI. It should exceed 40 kg/m2 of the body weight or fall between 35 and 40 kg/m2 of the body weight if the person suffers from at least one of the following diseases: diabetes, hypertension, diseases of the heart and joints, sleep apnea. To check your BMI you can use the calculator on the right side.
How can I register for the surgery?
To register for the surgery you should complete and submit a short initial form available here.
How should I prepare myself for the surgery?
Each patient who decided to undergo a surgical treatment of obesity should do the following additional tests:
- Laboratory tests – evaluation of blood count, concentration of iron, vitamin B12, carbohydrate metabolism, lipid metabolism, foil acid, CRP, albumin and total protein, liver and kidney profile, coagulation system
- Gastroscopy with a test detecting the infection of pylorihelicobacter
- Ultrasound of the abdominal cavity
- Ultrasound of the lower limbs using the Dopler method
- EKG (electrocardiography)
- RTG of the chest
- Consulation with ananaesthiologist
Should I be on a diet before the surgery?
Each patient before the bariatric surgery should follow a diet for about a month before the procedure, gradually decreasing the amount of consumed calories. It is intended to reduce the discomfort of the body after the surgery. It is also important that the patient’s stomach is not swollen a few days before the surgery which might be a factor excluding the patient from the surgery.
What is the risk involved in the surgery?
Each surgery involves certain risk. It also applies to the bariatric surgery. One of few observed problems include the leaking in the sutured areas of the stomach. In EurObestiy Clinic, however, we use additional reinforcement in the trouble regions which minimises the risk of leaking. The mortality rate related to the postoperative complications does not exceed 10.4% internationally (so far in EurObesity Clinic – 0%).
Will somebody pick me up from the airport?
We provide the best care for our patients during the whole stay: from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure at the airport. Therefore, we offer transfer during which the patient have a chance to talk to a person who has undergone the procedure himself.
How long will the care be provided?
We provide our patients with care even up to 7 days, depending on their condition after the surgery. It is possible to extend the postoperative care to 14 days and stay at a health resort near the office of the EurObesity Clinic (20-minute drive).
Where will I stay?
We put our patients up in a high-standard hotel so that they can rest and relax before the surgery. Then they are transferred to the Clinic where they spend 4 days. After the hospitalisation they return to the hotel for one or two nights. The next day they are taken to the airport, unless they want to buy additional package including a stay in a health resort.
Can I bring somebody?
It is possible to bring another person with you. It should be, however, agreed upon with the EurObesity Clinic before your arrival.
What should I bring?
Most importantly, the patient should take clothes for a one-week stay and things helping him/her to relax, such as books, magazines, a personal stereo.
Do I need visa?
Patients coming from the member states of the European Union which belong to the Schengen Area do not need visa. In the case of other countries you should consult available sources.
During the surgery
May there occur complications during and after the surgery?
As with any operation,during the bariatric surgery there may occur some complications. They are very rare, especially in the case of laparoscopic method, and no patient of the EurObesity Clinic has so far had to stay in the hospital longer than for a few days.
However in a case of a complication which requires readmission to the hospital, the cost of the treatment is covered by the European Health Insurance Card – it applies to persons who have the card. We recommend to obtain the card in the country of origin of the patient before arriving to Poland. Individuals without the European Health Insurance Card will be obliged to incur the costs of additional treatment at their own expense.
Who does perform the surgery?
The surgeries in the EurObesity Clinic are supervised and performed by Piotr Myśliwiec, M.D., Ph.D.. Find out more by clicking here.
What equipment will be used during the surgery?
During the surgery the High Definition equipment of the highest world class is used. The instruments include staples, harmonic knife, liver retractor, camera and graspers.
Will I be anaesthised?
All patients of theEurObesityCilnic are operated under a general anaesthesia. Before the procedure they also have a consultation with the anaesthesiologist who makes sure that there are no contraindications.
After the surgery
What diet should I follow after the surgery?
Dietary habits after the surgery are changed completely. After operation, as time passes, the diet is enriched–the patients should, however, remember about two most crucial aspects. First of all, the patient should be very careful in the first week after the surgery and be on a liquid diet in order not to damage sutures in the stomach. Second of all, it is important not to expand the stomach. Detailed dietary principles and examples of menu are available here.
When will I regain my physical capacity?
We encourage the patients of the EurObesity Clinic to go for a short walk in the corridor of the clinic with a nurse on the day of the surgery. The patients usually regain their physical capacity within two to four weeks.
How long will I stay in the clinic after the procedure?
Depending on their health condition and mood, our patients stay in the clinic up to 3 days after the surgery.
Will I be transported to the airport?
We provide transfer to and from the airport.
How much time after the procedure can I plan pregnancy?
Surgical treatment of obesity facilitates starting a family and is a significant element of the infertility treatment caused by obesity. Due to possible vitamin deficiencies in the first year after the surgery,sufficient methods of birth control should be used during a year and a half to two years after the surgery. After that time a woman may get pregnant and have healthy children, which was proved by our patients. Some of them disobeyed the instructions and got pregnant during the first year. They gave birth to healthy children but we strongly recommend postponing the procreation until the 2 years after the procedure.
How does postoperative control look like?
The postoperative control
will be carried out remotely through the HealthGain portal. If the patient wishes to come and meet directly with the surgeon, he/she needs to set an appointment.
What should I do in the case of complaints?
If complications occur, especially pains in the left shoulder, fast pulse >120/min or fever >38°C, the patient should immediately visit the nearest hospital with the department of general surgery or call the ambulance. If you have any doubts, you can always contact
How can I pay for the surgery?
The patient can pay for the surgery through a bank transfer before the procedure or in cash after arrival at the clinic.
What does the price include?
The price includes:
- Surgery by means of the selected method with a general anaesthesia; br>
- Use of the highest quality medical equipment; br>
- Analgesic treatment after the surgery; br>
- A stay in the hospital up to 5 days; br>
- Transfer Airport – Hospital – Airport; br>
- A stay in the hotel the night before the surgery and up to 2 days after the surgery; br>
- Consultation with the surgeon; br>
- Consultation with ananesthesiologist; br>
- Consultation with a nutritional psychologist before and after the surgery; br>
- 24/7 surgeon’s supervision during the stay in the hospital; br>
- Great nursing care; br>
- E-mail contact with a nutritional psychologist in the first year after the surgery; br>
- Access to HealthGain application which allows the patient to analyse the results, provides methods of improving them and direct contact with the surgeon.