Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery is performed on people who are obese. Due to advances in modern technology, there are now different options for losing weight, including traditional bariatric surgery such as a bypass, and also newer, less invasive techniques.

These procedures are performed by a highly trained, board-certified doctor with lots of experience in bariatric surgery and weight loss. Our English speaking specialist is skilled in all weight loss treatments with more than twenty years of experience.

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Dr Miguel Li is our specialist in weight loss treatments.

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Weight loss treatments can improve a patients life in many ways. Here are a few things it can help with:

– Successful and persistent weight loss over time (no rebound effect).

– Improvement in associated diseases such as diabetes and fatty liver, among others.

– Reduced risk of heart disease, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.

– Can help to overcome sleep apnea.

– Reduces depression and anxiety.

– Improves your overall quality of life, relationships, and work by enhancing self-esteem.

The following treatments can be considered:

Intragastric Balloon Therapy

This is a newer kind of weight-loss procedure. A saline-filled silicone balloon is placed in your stomach, which helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat. It also makes you feel fuller faster.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

This treatment is a bariatric surgical procedure used to re-route your digestive system past most of your stomach meaning you digest less food and feel fuller, quicker. Gastric bypass uses special surgical staplers to create a small pouch at the top of your stomach. This pouch is then connected directly to a section of your small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and small bowel.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Sleeve Gastrectomy is one of the treatments used to lose weight that is included in the category of bariatric surgery. During a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon removes up to 90% of the stomach, reducing its size and capacity to enhance weight loss.

‘Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t’, is a great article from the New York Times. Read more here.

Other treatment options might include:

Liposuction

Also known as liposculpture or suction assisted lipectomy, is a type of cosmetic procedure to remove unwanted body fat from areas of the body such as the tummy, buttocks, hips, and thighs which is commonly used to improve appearance rather than to treat health conditions. This procedure permanently removes fat cells but may not last if you put on weight again.

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A tummy tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure used to make the abdomen smaller and firmer. It requires the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. This is commonly sought by patients after pregnancy or heavy weight loss which has left them with sagging tissue.

We cannot possibly list every treatment our doctors perform and many other treatments are also available. Please contact us if you do not see what you are looking for.

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