Morbid Obesity

Morbid Obesity

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one billion people in the world are above their ideal weight and at least 30% are obese. It is estimated that half of these people will have serious health problems: diabetes, heart disease, cancer and hypertension. Studies demonstrate that these health problems may be avoided or controlled with weight loss.

  • Calculating Body Mass Index (BMI):
Body Mass Index is known as an international pattern to determine grade of obesity. BMI is calculated dividing weight (kilograms) by square height (meters). [1 Kg=2.2 lbs] BMI= Weight (Kg)/Height x Height (m).

  • Classification Of Obesity:
 
DIGECLINIC / DR. MICHAEL VITALE - Obesidad mórbida
 
  • Preventive health in Morbid Obesity
Intragastric balloon is used temporarily for 6 months, to induce weight loss in obese patients, through a pre-inflated stomach causing a early satiety sensation. This sensation helps patients to eat less food and change alimentary habits.

  • Multidisciplinary Management with Endoscopic surgeon, Nutritionist and Psychologist.