Minimally invasive surgery reducing stomach capacity by 80%. 40 minutes of intervention, one night of hospitalization and immediate recovery.
Obesity is a complex and multifactorial metabolic disease that causes people who suffer from it to live in a chronic inflammatory state, thus having a weakened immune system that prevents them from facing the coronavirus.
According to specialists, having a depressed immune system, the obese person becomes the perfect target to develop the most serious and deadly states of the coronavirus and even a vaccine could not be effective in it.
Currently, many overweight or obese patients who undergo minimally interventional weight loss treatments (such as the intragastric balloon) suffer the so-called rebound effect, mainly due to lack of commitment to medical indications and changes in lifestyle , and because the method used for this purpose is not very effective.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that has not been detected in humans to date.
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), in Ecuador cardiovascular diseases are the first cause of death and, among its main risk factors, are obesity, overweight, high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia , diabetes, etc.
A study recently published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has revealed that bariatric surgery can improve pregnancy outcomes and related births in overweight or obese patients.
Bariatric surgery is not only associated with weight loss, but also with other benefits, such as the improvement of many diseases associated with overweight and obesity.