What other specialties form part of the obesity team?

The obesity group is conformed by health professionals that work in team on the preoperatory preparation and postoperatory follow up of the obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery. The team involves specialists in several different areas:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Physical and respiratory therapy
  • Plastic surgery

The obesity clinic also counts with the collaboration of other physicians in the treatment of patients with associated problems before and after surgery, in the areas of:

  • Pneumology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Intensive Care

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

If you suffer from obesity, these are the benefits that can be achieved through bariatric surgery, and commitment to weight loss:

- Loss of 70% or more of the excess body weight. This loss usually occurs during the first 18 months following surgery.

- Improvement of conditions associated with obesity, including type II diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and joint problems, among others.

- Eliminate discomfort and body aches which contribute to facilitate mobility

- Improved ability to do physical activity

- Provides a new look that increases self-esteem .

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Dr. José Pablo

Obesity Clinic Chief Surgeon, specialized in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Velez has more than 10 years of experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, he is a pioneer in Colombia in this kind of procedures.

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