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The Obesity Unit of Hospital Clínica Benidorm has organized a full team of specialists of the surgical treatment of obesity to help obese patients to reach their weight goals and improve their health and quality of life.
The General Director of Hospital Clínica Benidorm, Dr. Ana Paz, explained that “this unit has been redesigned to offer a service close to and adapted to the true needs of patients with obesity. They are increasingly well informed and have very clear objectives. Therefore, we offer them the most important, as we believe, a team that will truly accompany them in this long and difficult process, full of hard times, more psychological than physical. ”
The Obesity unit of Hospital Clínica Benidorm offers, always within the same medical and hospital center, a simple medical and care circuit where the patient is always informed and supported by the best professionals.
For this, a doctor specialized in Internal Medicine Dr. Verónica Martinez will assess the patient’s health and guide it through the process.
First, the Internist will inform the patient about the treatments available. Also she will assess the patient´s health status to determine if it is a possible candidate for surgical treatment. In that case, the patient will work with the HCB Nutrition and Dietetics Service to prepare physically for the intervention.
After analyzing the health status and preparing of the personalized diet program, the patient will meet the Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. José Luis Estrada, who will assess which surgical option is the most appropriate.
Types of laparoscopic obesity surgery in HCB:
- Gastric band
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Bypass
- Biliopancreatic derivation
Approximately 10 days after the surgery the patient will be ready to start his new life. Then, during one year, the patient will be supported by his internist doctor, who, if necessary, can ask for a consultation of Psychologist, Nutritionist or Endocrinologist, to lose weight, strengthen his physique and motivate it.
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