Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive accumulations of fat that pose a health risk. An obesity mass parameter is the body mass index (BMI), the weight of a person (in kilograms) divided by the square of his height (in meters). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or greater than 25 is considered overweight.
Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a range of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
There are many non-surgical methods to treat obesity, such as diet, exercise and medication. For patients with a high body mass index (BMI) and other diseases caused by obesity, bariatric surgery may be recommended. The most common procedures of this type are gastric and gastric bypass (stomach reduction); Otherwise the gastric ring is used.
A minimally invasive, cutting-edge option for people in need of bariatric surgery is da Vinci Surgery. Among the advantages of da Vinci System are:
- 3D HD viewing system;
- Minuscule instruments that can bend and rotate much better than the human hand;
- Improved viewing, precision and control.
The surgeon controls the da Vinci system, which turns the movements of his hands into smaller and precise movements of the tiny instruments introduced into the body.
If you are going to be undergoing bariatric surgery, ask your doctor about the potential benefits of intervening with the da Vinci system.
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