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Bariatric Surgery in Albania. Obesity surgery

Obesity is a medical condition that requires treatment to avoid long-term health problems. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is surgery to achieve significant weight loss that plays an important role in the treatment of obesity.

With obesity surgery, not only can patients return to their normal weight, but the prevalence of obesity-related diseases is also reduced

What is bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery?

Obesity is a medical condition that requires treatment to avoid long-term health problems. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is surgery to achieve significant weight loss that plays an important role in the treatment of obesity.

With obesity surgery, not only can patients return to their normal weight, but the prevalence of obesity-related diseases is also reduced

Body Mass Index BMI

Body mass index (IMC) or BMI, acronym of the English term Body Mass Index, is a measure, a numerical value used to determine which weight category you belong to; underweight, normal weight, overweight or obesity.

The BMI is often used to help medical professionals assess a patient's risk of chronic disease.

To calculate your BMI, simply divide your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters.

Body mas index

Weight loss surgery

Slimming surgery at Plastic Surgery Clinic in Tirana. we offer outstanding surgical outcomes and superior expertise in the treatment of obesity in any body mass index class and all related health problems.

Choose to undergo surgery, our team of specialists with many years of experience in minimally invasive procedures.

Albania Doctor specialists are with you every step of the way, collaborating to decide which treatment is best for you based on your health needs.

We offer minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, which allow surgeons to access the stomach through the mouth.

These procedures offer less pain after surgery, a faster recovery, and no surgical scarring on the abdomen.

Our operating rooms are equipped with the latest technology available enabling our surgeons to operate through a few small incisions and with improved vision and control.

Our surgical outcomes are among the best, our patient satisfaction rates exceed 95% thanks in part to our low complications and readmission rates.

Obesity surgery intervention in Albania

The main interventions of bariatric surgery for weight loss at the Plastic Surgery Clinic in Tirana

Some of our most common procedures to reduce the size of the stomach and make the patient feel full faster and decrease the ability to absorb food:

  • Intragastric balloon satiating balloon reduces hunger because it takes up space in the stomach. By feeling full sooner, you'll eat less, which can break the habit of "eating on occasion" throughout the day.

  • Gastric band can be placed around the stomach to reduce its size. The band is usually placed around the upper stomach and is adjustable.

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass connects the upper part of the stomach to the small intestine, thereby bypassing much of the stomach and small intestine.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy removes part of the stomach, significantly reducing its volume.

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS): Usually referred to as the "duodenal switch" (duodenal reversal)

  • All weight loss surgeries are performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the circumstances, the operation can be performed using open surgery or laparoscopically, which means using smaller incisions and cameras to conduct the procedure. This is also known as minimally invasive surgery.

Adjustable gastric band

Gastric banding involves the use of an inflatable silicone ring and creates a small pouch in the upper portion of the stomach. The ring is connected to the abdominal wall by a small tube with a subcutaneous reservoir.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB or Lap-Band'®) is the only truly reversible restrictive operation and does not involve the removal or section of organs, it forcibly reduces the introduction of food

The surgeon can adjust the diameter of the device around the stomach by adding or removing saline. This makes it possible to modulate the extent of the "throttle" to increase or decrease the level of passage of food from the upper pouch to the body of the stomach.

This surgery is performed laparoscopically, i.e. with only four small skin incisions and has been found to be reliable due to the absence of mortality.

The bandage represents a minimally invasive intervention, and is reversible, the gastric cavity is not sectioned and the bandage can be removed

The collaboration of the patient in following the indicated diet and in splitting up the meals is very important for weight loss.

The patient drastically decreases the food ratio while eating perceives a sense of satiety and fullness of the stomach, after taking small quantities of food.

Gastric banding

The hospital stay is two days; recovery is also quick and allows you to return to work within a week of the surgical procedure. As far as costs are concerned, a lot depends on the degree of obesity of the patient which affects the cost of the operation.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Obesity is not simply a weight problem, but a chronic condition that affects your entire body. Albania Doctor Tirana's team of experts offer award-winning treatment and the support you need to successfully manage and overcome obesity and related health problems.

Our doctors perform the Roux-en-Y technique for laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, which means a shorter hospital stay, recovery time, and less pain and scarring for you. Our surgeons are known nationwide for their outstanding results

What is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric surgery that limits food intake by reducing food absorption.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is considered the "gold standard" of weight-loss surgery. It is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure worldwide.

During gastric bypass surgery, your doctor makes changes to your stomach and small intestine to change how they absorb and digest food. creating a small stomach pouch, dividing the upper part of the stomach from the rest, and the lower end of the divided small intestine is lifted up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch.

Eventually, the upper part of the divided small intestine is connected to the lower small intestine so that stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and earlier part of the small intestine will eventually mix with the food.

Gastric bypass

With this method, almost 80% of the stomach is reduced, which is why patients get a feeling of fullness with much smaller portions. At the same time the absorption of nutrients is limited. Gastric bypass patients achieve weight loss because food passes directly from the formed small stomach into the small intestine, skipping part of digestion, absorbing fewer nutrients and calories. When ingested food passes directly into the ileum, which is the final section of the small intestine, a variety of hormones are secreted which cause the pancreatic gland to produce more insulin. Therefore,

Gastric bypass surgery is performed laparoscopically. The operation takes about 2 hours and the patient can get up and walk by himself at the fourth hour after the operation. The patient remains under medical supervision in the hospital for about 3 days and on the third day the necessary drugs are administered and the patient is discharged.

The costs of gastric bypass can be between 6,000 thousand and a maximum of 10,000 euros.

Gastrectomy Surgery of the gastric sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as stomach reduction surgery, is a bariatric operation, during which 75 - 80% of the stomach is removed. It is currently the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the world to combat obesity. Weight loss is achieved by more than one mechanism. First, the greatly reduced stomach volume leads to less food intake and, therefore, fewer calories.

However, the main effect is not the restriction of food intake, but the comprehensive treatment or recovery from metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, the change it creates on the hormones that regulate hunger, fullness and blood sugar. Shortly after surgery, high blood glucose levels are reduced to normal, and diabetes medications or insulin are stopped completely or partially, even before weight loss begins.

After 6 months it is expected to lose half of the excess weight and within 1 year about 70% of the excess weight.

Gastric sleeve surgery has fewer complications than gastric bypass surgery

How is sleeve gastrectomy performed?

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically (closed surgery).

Small incisions are made in the abdominal wall for the insertion of small trocars.

The stomach is inspected and the blood vessels on the lateral side of the stomach are divided

A Bougie tube is inserted into the stomach and serves as a gauge for the new stomach

Castrectomy, Gastric Sleeve

The stapler is used to divide the stomach into two parts. Continuous staple firing is used to divide the stomach. The stomach is completely divided into two parts. The new banana-shaped stomach is about 20-25% of the original stomach volume

The stomach is cut with special disposable instruments and sutured on it at the same time, and photographic instruments are used to perform the surgery. Four hours after the operation, the patient can get up, walk around and look after himself. You need to stay 3 days in the hospital to observe the evaluation after the surgery. Afterwards our patients go back to their normal lives.

The final price of vertical gastrectomy depends on many factors and will be agreed upon during the first visit starting from €4650.00

Obesity surgery. Photos of our work before and after
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