ΓΑΣΤΡΙΚΟΣ ΔΑΚΤΥΛΙΟΣ: ΔΙΑΔΙΚΑΣΙΑ & ΠΛΕΟΝΕΚΤΗΜΑΤΑ

Selecting patients is subject to very strict rules to identify who should undergo operation and which surgical type.

Definitely excluded: substance abusers, patients suffering uncontrollable psychiatric illness, non- compliant patients, patients suffering cancer, AIDS, tuberculosis or gastric ulcer, patients at high anesthetic risk - due to cardiovascular or other respiratory problems - and pregnant women.

For the beginning of the process, it is required the encounter between doctor and patient, during which it will be assessed the patient’s health status, any concomitant medical problems, nutritional habits, psychism, in order preoperative evaluation get launched.

This one includes blood tests, cardiac, pulmonary and anesthetic evaluation.

The surgery is scheduled, either promptly or later if needed an intermediate period for preparing and regulating patient’s health problems. Mostly bariatric surgery is performed laparoscopically and always under general anesthesia.

The length of stay in hospital varies from 1-5 days.

The surgery is the cornerstone of our program for weight loss, but it is only part of the benefits provided to patients, including diet tips, making plastic surgery etc.