Comprehensive bariatric treatment in Medellín

Find the best comprehensive bariatric treatment service in Medellin with MDE Care.

Comprehensive bariatric treatment is a procedure that helps people treat weight problems through a personalized plan that includes various aspects. At MDE Care we have specialists dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of obesity, focused on offering effective solutions for the patient.

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What is comprehensive bariatric treatment?

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Comprehensive bariatric treatment is a multidisciplinary medical approach designed to help people with obesity lose weight and improve their overall health. This treatment addresses various aspects of obesity, including medical, nutritional, psychological and physical evaluation of the patient. 

It includes a combination of lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, along with more advanced therapeutic options, such as bariatric surgery in severe cases. The goal is to provide a personalized and comprehensive plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient and helps them achieve and maintain a healthy weight over the long term.

Who should undergo this type of procedure?

Comprehensive bariatric treatment is designed primarily for people with severe obesity (body mass index greater than 35) or for those with a BMI greater than 30 with obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes or hypertension. In addition, those who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight by conventional methods, such as diet and exercise, may also benefit from comprehensive bariatric treatment.

What is comprehensive bariatric treatment in Medellin like?

It begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient, which may include medical tests, psychological evaluations and consultations with specialists in nutrition and physical activity.

The fundamental aspect of comprehensive bariatric treatment is the personalized and holistic approach. It is tailored to the individual needs and circumstances of each patient, taking into account factors such as age, general health, underlying medical conditions and personal preferences.

Gastric bypass (gastric bypass)

A bariatric surgical procedure that reduces the size of the stomach and changes the way the small intestine handles food. During surgery, the surgeon divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. The upper part of the small intestine is then connected directly to the small pouch, allowing food to pass directly into this part of the intestine. As a result, the amount of food the stomach can hold is reduced and the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed into the body is decreased.

Gastric tubulization surgery

This is a bariatric procedure in which the size of the stomach is reduced, leaving it in the shape of a tube or “sleeve”. During surgery, a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrow portion that limits the amount of food that can be consumed. This procedure reduces the capacity of the stomach and decreases the production of the hunger hormone, which helps to lose weight by limiting food intake and causing a faster feeling of fullness.

MDE Care Support

MDE Care physicians are specialists who have the training and understanding to perform these types of procedures using various methodologies to facilitate the diagnostic and treatment processes. 

We are pleased to announce that MDE Care is currently working towards certification as a Medical Facilitator with Global Healthcare Accreditation. 

We also articulate with local entities to create a professional service adapted to the needs of medical tourism in the region.  That is why we are part of the Business Tourism Cluster, an initiative of the Medellin Chamber of Commerce for Antioquia.

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Professionals at MDE Care

At MDECare, our team specializing in Alzheimer’s treatment recognizes the vital importance of every interaction with our patients. We strive to ensure that every visit to our specialists  is a positive and enriching experience. In addition to medical treatment, we provide emotional support and comprehensive care to improve the quality of life for those struggling with this disease and their loved ones.

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Frequently asked questions about comprehensive bariatric treatment

In addition to weight loss, this treatment seeks to reduce or eliminate comorbidities associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. It also focuses on promoting lifestyle changes, eating habits and physical activity to maintain a healthy weight in the long term and prevent weight regain.

Generally, an initial recovery of 2 to 6 weeks can be expected, during which the patient may experience discomfort, swelling and fatigue. It is recommended to follow the instructions of the medical team, which may include dietary changes, gradual physical activity and regular follow-up. As time passes, the patient generally experiences continued improvement in health and quality of life.

It includes adopting a balanced, portion-controlled diet, increasing physical activity regularly, staying hydrated, and avoiding high-calorie and high-sugar foods. In addition, it is important to follow medical recommendations and attend follow-up appointments with the healthcare team to monitor progress and address any issues that may arise.

These include complications related to surgery, such as infections, excessive bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. In addition, long-term complications may arise, such as nutritional deficiencies, bone loss, and gastrointestinal problems. It is important that patients are informed of these risks and undergo a thorough evaluation prior to surgery to minimize risk. Close follow-up with the medical team after the procedure is critical to detect and treat any complications in a timely manner.

Significant changes in weight and health can usually be seen in the first few months after surgery. Many patients experience noticeable weight loss in the first six months to a year after the procedure. However, it is important to keep in mind that progress can vary and depends on a number of factors, such as compliance with postoperative recommendations, the patient's lifestyle and the presence of pre-existing medical conditions.

Regular, ongoing medical follow-up is needed to monitor weight loss, assess overall health and address any potential problems or complications. This may include periodic consultations with the bariatric surgeon, nutritionist and other healthcare professionals. Blood tests may be performed to assess nutrient levels and ensure adequate absorption of vitamins and minerals. In addition, medical follow-up may also include counseling on lifestyle changes, emotional support and ongoing education on diet and exercise.

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