Description of the surgical treatment of obesity

More and more people are affected by obesity which, in consequence, has already been officially recognisedas a lifestyle disease. It is estimated that 70-80% of peopleare genetically predisposed to be obesewhich contributes to bad dietary habits. According to scientific research, the conservative (non-invasive) treatment, including dietary, pharmacological, physical and behavioural procedures, is not effective in the treatment of higher classes of obesity. A temporary improvement may occur, however, a permanent effect is extremely difficult or even impossible to achieve. Undoubtedly, your experiences may also prove that point. Therefore, the modern surgery, which is oriented at fulfilling the needs of the patients, provides obese individuals with a powerful tool in the form of the surgical treatment of obesity.

Benefits of the surgical treatment of obesity

Surgical treatment of obesity is a procedure which helps to lose weight. The reduction of the body weight may result in:

  1. Extended life expectancy
  2. Partial or full recovery from such conditions as hypertension and diabetes
  3. Reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides level
  4. Increased joy of life and self-esteem

Methods of the surgical treatment of obesity

EurObesity Clinic offers its patients 2 types of surgeries which perfectly combine effectiveness and safety. These include sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. The most suitable method is recommended according to the health condition of each individual.

Sleeve gastrectomy

It is a procedure in which a large portion of the stomach is excisedand a part which contains around100-150ml of food is left.As a result of the surgery, the production of the hormone responsible for the feeling of hunger is restrained, therefore the patients do not feel hunger at all or do not feel it so strongly.

Find out more about sleeve gastrectomy.

Gastric bypass

It is a procedure in which an upper part of the stomach is separated to form a small pouch for food. The pouch is then connected with the intestine and, as a result, the larger part of the stomach and part of the intestine are excluded from the digestion and absorption of food.

Find out more about the gastric bypass.

Only the laparoscopic method

Both procedures of the surgical treatment of obesity are performed by alaparoscopic method. The inserted laparoscope, consisting of an optical system and a camera fitted with a source of light, enables the image from the abdominal cavity to be sentto the screen. This allows the surgeon to carry out the operation using special instruments, such as a stapler which can fit through the incisions of the size of a key hole.

The laparoscopic methodoffers numerous benefits to the patients:

  1. reduction of postoperative pain
  2. faster recovery to full physical capacity
  3. better healing of small wounds
  4. smallerscars
  5. shorter hospitalisation

However, it is important to remember that sometimes during the surgery it might be necessary, for the sake of patient’s safety, to make larger incisions. They are made extremely rarely, in situations which require fast reaction of the surgeon to the unexpected events.His considerable experience helps to avoid such situations which so far have never taken place in the EurObesityClinic.

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  • Łarysa P.

    Hello everyone, I would like to sincerely thank you for a chance of a new, better life. I have never met such polite and understanding doctor as Piotr Myśliwiec, who also spares no time for his patients. He would always comprehensively explain the aspects which I did not understand. Thanks to the procedure which he…

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  • Grażyna L.

    On 4th May 2016 doctor Piotr Myśliwiec gave me a new, better life. During the first visit he has already showed his big heart for patients. He explained to me the stages of the procedure, the possible effects but also potential problems. He was talking to me and dispelling all my doubts with a smile…

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  • Robert C.

    This September I have undergone a gastric bypasssurgery performed by doctor Piotr Myśliwiec. For a few weeks hehas been patiently and calmly explaining to me the course of the procedure. After the surgery he visited me a few times to monitor my recovery. I was released home the next day. After 2 months I have…

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  • Anonymous

    Before the surgery I weighed 105 kg though I was only 158 cm tall. The obesity I suffered from deprived me of my confidence. I abandoned active life, a lot of everyday activities caused great difficulty to me. The problem with finding clothes in the right size also contributed to my low self-esteem and deteriorating…

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  • Anonymous

    Within 10 months after the gastric bypass I have lost over 50 kg (from 140 kg to 85 kg)!!! Doctor Piotr Myśliwiec a real wonderworker, the impossible became possible! The doctorhas not only a deep knowledge and expertise, but also kind and matter-of-fact attitude towards patients. I am grateful tothe doctorfor the “second youth”. The…

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  • Anonymous

    Piotr Myśliwiec, M.D., Ph.D, has completely changed my life:) He is friendly, warm and always smiling – which is really rare in doctors – but, most importantly, he is a very good surgeon. The sleeve gastrectomysurgery which I underwent 1.5 year agodid not involve any complications or postoperative pain but, what is the most significant…

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  • Piotr
    Piotr, 30 age

    My problems with obesity started when I was 2 years old and suffered a serious body dehydration. From that moment on I began to gain weight. My picked on me for many years which was particularly nasty, especially during the school years. As a 7-year-old I weighed over 60 kilograms… I started to suffer from…

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