It is a procedure where a small sac is created from the stomach, that is, reducing the size of the stomach to 15% of its normal size and connecting the newly created sac directly with the small intestine. This restricts the amount of food that can be eaten.
Times may vary depending on the patient.
Duration of surgery
3 - 4 hours
7 - 10 days
Type of anesthesia
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It is a procedure that consists of dividing the stomach in such a way that food passes from the esophagus into a very small piece of the upper stomach. Then a bridge is created from the small intestine to the new reservoir (stomach), which causes a decrease in the absorption of fat and calories that we ingest.
They are those with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or more, in addition to having some diseases related to obesity such as diabetes, high pressure (hypertension), or another disease.
Yes. Being a procedure that is performed by laparoscopy, it only leaves a few small scars on the abdomen.
Medications are pain relievers, antibiotics, antacids, or food supplements.
Bleeding, infections, gastric ulcers, blood clots, lung or respiratory problems, losses in the digestive system, rapid gastric evacuation syndrome, causing diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, and malnutrition.
Includes: fees for the surgeon and his surgical team, hospital stay for 24 to 48 hours, and post-surgical check-up appointments.
Does not include: pre-operative analysis and medications.