Bariatric surgery involves making changes to the digestive system to promote weight loss. Bariatric or weight loss surgery can be a solution if diets and exercise have not worked for weight loss or if you have serious health problems due to being overweight.
Different procedures are used in the surgical treatment of obesity. Some procedures reduce how much a patient can eat and some reduce the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. There are also combined variations available.
Why are bariatric surgeries performed?
Bariatric surgery can help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of developing health problems associated with being overweight, such as:
- Heart disease and stroke
- Fatty liver or liver steatosis resulting from excess weight and lack of exercise
- Sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
Bariatric surgery may be the solution if you have tried to lose weight by changing your diet and exercise habits, but it has not worked. A gastric surgeon can help you find the most suitable solution for you.
Booking an operation
In order to perform surgical procedures, a prior appointment with a doctor of the relevant specialty is required, who will put together your treatment plan.Book an appointment or call +372 629 9277. Please familiarize yourself with the rules and guidelines for patients before surgery.