Bariatric surgery – treatment for obesity

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.

Bariatric surgery – treatment for obesity

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
  • Hypertension
  • 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.

Gastric sleeve operation or sleeve gastrectomy

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Gatsric sleeve operation or sleeve gastrectomy

Gastric sleeve operation or sleeve gastrectomy involves removing a large portion of the stomach, reducing its capacity and the amount of food that can be consumed. This surgery is generally performed laparoscopically, which means that surgical instruments are inserted into the abdominal cavity through small incisions of a few centimeters.

During the operation, approximately 60% of the stomach volume is removed, leaving behind a sleeve or tube-shaped portion of the stomach with a capacity of only 200ml. With this approach, the intestines and the process of digestion remain unchanged, and the movement of food through the digestive tract remains the same. Weight loss in this approach is largely achieved through reduced food intake.

For any weight loss surgery to result in a significant weight loss, it is important for the patient to make noticeable lifestyle changes to promote weight loss and avoid regaining weight. Additionally, patients need to increase their level of physical activity.

After gastric longitudinal resection surgery, patients initially start with consuming liquid foods, and under the guidance of nutrition therapists, their diet is gradually modified over the following weeks, transitioning to pureed foods and eventually solid foods after a certain period of time.

Regular medical check-ups are also necessary after the surgery.

The different options and specifics of weight loss surgical interventions will be explained to you by the Confido bariatric surgeon, who will determine the most suitable approach for you.

We provide this service

Confido Medical Centre
Veerenni 51, Tallinn

Price

Service
Price
Gastric sleeve operation or sleeve gastrectomy
Starting from 5600 €
Surgeon's appointment
110 €

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