Bariatric surgery, also called “weight loss surgery,” is a type of surgical procedure that is meant to help obese people lose weight.
Bariatric surgical techniques work by altering your digestive system — typically your stomach, but sometimes also your small intestine — to limit the number of calories you can intake and absorb. They can also suppress hunger signals sent from your digestive system to your brain.
Many metabolic illnesses, such as diabetes and fatty liver disease, are linked to obesity; these procedures can help cure and prevent them.
Bariatric surgery has been proven to be the only long-term solution to obesity.
The Allurion Balloon is a nonsurgical procedure indicated for patients who are either overweight and have failed diet attempts or cannot go on diet due to their current life style. It is an inflatable medical device that is temporarily placed into the stomach to reduce weight. The use of the balloon should be complemented with counseling and nutritional support or advice.
There are different types of balloons; some need endoscopy, local anesthesia or X-Ray monitoring.
The Allurion Gastric Balloon is the perfect revolutionary alternative for patients that are looking for an effective weight loss treatment. It creates a feeling of fullness, allowing you to eat less without the hunger that accompanies most diets.
Our highly qualified dietitian at HSMC offers nutrition and dietetics consultation for both adults and children, in addition to well-balanced meals which are an important part of the treatment and recovery. The goals of the HSMC Dietary Department are to provide nutritionally adequate meals to patients. The Dietary Department strives to meet the therapeutic nutritional needs of the patient by complying with physicians’ orders.
The services offered at the clinic are: