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  • Cretan Obesity Center
    pass Am I a candidate for surgical intervention Frequently asked questions FAQs If you don t live in Crete Contact us Ελληνικά English Body Mass Index BMI Is an index of severity of obesity that takes into account the relation between weight and height Insert your height in meter i e 1 78 Insert your body weight in kilograms i e 74 5 Result BMI 20 24 9 Normal weight

    Original URL path: http://www.obesity.gr/obesity_english/dms.php (2016-02-12)
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  • Cretan Obesity Center
    management of obesity Obesity is a multidisciplinary disease cause by modern way of life increased food intake absence of exercise stress and anxiety as well as hormonal genetics and other unknown factors Therefore its management is rather difficult requiring team approach that applies dietary measures exercise programs pharmacological therapy behavioural modification and psychological support When excess weight is 20 25 kg or more operative intervention is necessary for radical and

    Original URL path: http://www.obesity.gr/obesity_english/health.php (2016-02-12)
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  • Cretan Obesity Center
    Surgical interventions for obesity has been proved that reduces the risk for development of serious obesity co morbidities with simultaneous improvement in existing health problems such as hypertension diabetes mellitus lower back pain anxiety menstrual problems e t c It is possible following successful weight reduction a hypertensive person to stop using medications for this problem or to reduce the necessary dosage to control his blood pressure A diabetic person

    Original URL path: http://www.obesity.gr/obesity_english/looseweight.php (2016-02-12)
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  • Cretan Obesity Center
    Contact us Ελληνικά English Intragastric balloon This is a simple method for weight loss which requires no surgery at all The doctor does a simple gastroscopy first to exclude the presence of a disease in the stomach i e ulcer hiatial hernia etc If the stomach is normal the doctor is introducing the balloon into the stomach and is filling it with 500 ml of normal saline The balloon produces

    Original URL path: http://www.obesity.gr/obesity_english/baloon.php (2016-02-12)
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  • Cretan Obesity Center
    around the stomach This method is reducing the amount of food that a person can consume and is producing weight loss The great advantage of this method is that is completely reversible since there is no cutting or suturing of the stomach Another advantage is that using a small port placed simultaneously in the anterior wall of the abdomen the diameter of the band can be adjusted This operation usually

    Original URL path: http://www.obesity.gr/obesity_english/daktilios.php (2016-02-12)
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  • Cretan Obesity Center
    for surgical intervention Frequently asked questions FAQs If you don t live in Crete Contact us Ελληνικά English Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy Under general anesthesia with laparoscopic approach a part of the stomach is excised The stomach after this operation produces less grhelin a hormone that increases the appetite and the amount of food that can be consumed is reduced to a volume of 100 150 ml The pylorus remains unattached

    Original URL path: http://www.obesity.gr/obesity_english/gastroplastiki.php (2016-02-12)
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  • Cretan Obesity Center
    t live in Crete Contact us Ελληνικά English Gastric by pass This type of surgery more complex but more efficient in producing weight loss Following laparoscopic gastric bypass the remaining stomach is very small and food intake is reduced The food is going from the stomach directly to the bowel by passing the rest of the stomach the duodenum and about 1 5 meters of the small bowel See picture

    Original URL path: http://www.obesity.gr/obesity_english/parakampsi.php (2016-02-12)
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  • Cretan Obesity Center
    20 25 kg or more above your ideal and this is something causing health problems you must seriously think to reduce your body weight If other conservative methods such as diet exercise medications etc failed to reduce your weight you may think about surgical methods It is easier to know if you are a candidate for surgical intervention when you know your body mass index If your BMI is more

    Original URL path: http://www.obesity.gr/obesity_english/aboutyou.php (2016-02-12)
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