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How surgery Can Treat Metabolic Diseases

Metabolic Surgery

This procedure, performed laparoscopically at the Obesity Control Center®, is proven to drastically improve Diabetes Mellitus Type II, often resulting in the normalization of blood glucose levels. This allows the patient to stop insulin therapy or stop taking oral hypoglycemic agents. Such remission of diabetes also avoids complications like blindness, renal insufficiency, apnea, and some types of cancer. In our experience, the patient will experience improvements immediately following surgery.

What is Metabolic Surgery?

The increasing worldwide epidemic in obesity has been related to the parallel increasing burden of type-2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. Obesity is associated with a chronic inflammatory state and insulin resistance so it will increase the risk of developing some diseases (diabetes, heart disease, etc.) or worsen others (arthritis, PCOS, various veins, etc.). This is also known as “metabolic syndrome”.

At the Obesity Control Center, we believe that the only proven, sustainable cure for metabolic disease is through safe and effective metabolic surgery. With over 20 years and 23,000 successful surgeries, OCC is a world-leader in safe and effective weight-loss surgery that will help you get your life back. And with our innovative surgeries, we know how to help you safely and effectively defeat metabolic diseases.

WHAT IS METABOLIC SYNDROME?

Metabolic Syndrome is a conjunction of symptoms and signs that are related to an increased risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases associated with obesity include:

  • Type-2 diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol or triglycerides)
  • Coronary, cerebral and peripheral vascular disease
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Venous stasis disease and thrombotic disorders
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Chronic kidney disease

Begin The Fight Against Metabolic Disease Today

Call 1 866-893-8005 or email us here to start your weight loss journey. A coordinator will guide you through all the steps to beat this disease and lead a healthy and happy life.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF METABOLIC SYNDROME?

You must have at least three of the following:

  • A large waistline
    • More than 40 inches (94cm) in men
    • More than 35 inches (88cm) in women
  • High blood levels of LDL cholesterol or triglycerides
  • Low blood levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol)
  • High blood pressure
  • High fasting blood sugar

WHAT IS METABOLIC SURGERY?

Metabolic Surgery is defined as an alteration of the gastrointestinal tract to change the body’s neurohormonal environment and achieve weight loss and the remission of metabolic disease. The procedures have many names:

THE OCC DIFFERENCE

Over 20 years of experience and more than 23,000 patients is what sets OCC apart. We are a center of excellence in metabolic and bariatric surgery and this gives us a few unique advantages.

  1. A quarter-century specialized in the weight loss surgery field. We were some of the first to perform bariatric surgical procedures.
  2. Three Master Bariatric Surgeons caring for every patient. You’re always in the hands of a world-renowned and highly-trained surgeon.
  3. Fully accredited as an SRC Center of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. We have also obtained the Golden Seal awarded by the Joint Commission International that signifies that we met the highest standards in patient safety and quality available globally.
  4. Pioneers in the field, including several registered techniques, patented devices, and many “firsts” in the field like teenage obesity treatments, the Improved Gastric Sleeve, the Stomach Sparing Gastric Sleeve, the Double-Buttress Sewing Technique and more.
  5. Faster recovery and better outcomes. Shorter times under anesthesia and a less-invasive abdominal wall preservation techniques.
  6. Unique patient pre-surgery education and preparation and 5 years follow-up program, an industry first!

Metabolic Surgery FAQS

What’s the price for a Metabolic Surgery?

Depending on the type of gastric surgery requested, prices can vary from around $6,500 to $9,000. The savings by coming to OCC is around 50% of the cost in the US, don’t risk it by looking for the lowest price. Your health and wellbeing are very valuable. Trust the experts with one of the best success rates of any bariatric clinic in the entire world, the United States included!

How much weight should I expect to lose?

Studies conducted on metabolic surgery patients show that after one year, weight loss can average more than 75% of excess body weight. One report found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of serious health problems of participating patients by 96%. This level of weight loss can lead to the virtual elimination of a host of diseases, such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, which significantly lowers your chances of heart and kidney diseases.

What about metabolic surgery complications?

Complications are rare. Leaks, bleeding, hernia, and chronic heartburn can happen, however, with over 23,000 procedures, we have streamlined the whole process of weight loss surgery. Our complication rate is one of the lowest published in the literature, with a 0% leak rate. With the implementation of the new techniques designed at OCC, our patients are experiencing substantial and permanent weight loss without the undesirable symptom of heartburn.

There are symptoms after having any type of surgery that are related to anesthesia (sleepiness, dizziness, nausea, etc.) and others directly associated with the gastric sleeve itself (cramping, abdominal tenderness, vomiting). Fortunately, these are kept to a minimum and medically treated early so most patients can be up on their feet in a couple of hours and discharged the morning after. Many actually are out shopping the day after surgery!

Can I have a normal life after metabolic surgery?

Food intake will start slowly with a totally liquid diet for a few days, then liquids including the Bariatric Protein Meals, and slowly move into mushy food and, finally, a normal diet.

The surprising fact is that most patients recover much quicker than they thought; in fact, energy levels are usually higher than expected when the nutrition plan includes the Bariatric Multivitamin and Bariatric Protein Shakes recommended by our team of experts.

The only thing you can’t do after surgery is overeating without having severe discomfort, nausea, even vomiting. Ideally, most patients will return to three normal meals a day and three snacks between meals.

Metabolic Surgery vs. Bariatric Surgery – What’s the difference?

Metabolic Surgery is just another name for bariatric surgery. The difference is that this procedure not only targets obesity, but also metabolic syndrome conditions, such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

Schedule your Metabolic Surgery Procedure Today

Call 1 866-893-8005 or email us here to start your weight loss journey. Call a US-based coordinator and learn how you can get the metabolic disease-free life you’ve wanted with the help of the Obesity Control Center.

References
  1.     Pories WJ et al. Who would have thought it? An operation proves to be the most effective therapy for adult-onset diabetes mellitus. Ann Surg. (1995)
  2.     Pareek M, Schauer PR, Kaplan LM, et a;. Metabolic Surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Feb, 71 (6) 670-687.

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