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Choose gastric sleeve at the only Center of Excellence in bariatric and metabolic surgery in Eastern Europe

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How does stomach reduction work?

Gastric sleeve, also known as stomach reduction or longitudinal gastrectomy, consists of a lengthwise cut of the stomach, using laparoscopic technique, and the subsequent removal of the dorsal portion, which constitutes about 80% of your stomach. In the process, hunger centers located in the stomach are removed.

Following the operation, the digestive circuit consists of a gastric tube with a small volume (about 100 ml) that forces you to eat foods in small quantities. In addition, the faster filling of the reduced stomach will give you the feeling of satiety, limiting the amount of food consumed.

Gastric sleeve advantages:

  • One can lose up to 100% of their excess weight;
  • Gain self-confidence;
  • Significantly improves the quality of your life and health
  • Enjoy immediate improvement or healing of diseases associated with obesity: type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol), hepatic steatosis (fatty liver), dyspnea (difficult breathing), sleep apnea (cessation of breathing during sleep), osteoarticular pains, chronic venous insufficiency, ovarian hormonal failure.

Our team uses the latest laparoscopic surgical techniques, so one can enjoy all the medical benefits it offers:

  • Minimal post-surgery pain
  • Fast healing and recovery
  • No visible scars
  • Rapid return to daily activities

Choose stomach reduction surgery at Ponderas

Ponderas is the only Center of Excellence for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Eastern Europe with double certification – European and American. The Certification was received after a European and American close evaluation of the whole process of treating a metabolic patient.

In a center of excellence in bariatric and metabolic surgery, the rate for any complications is below 1%. This is achieved only through vast experience accumulated by a team specially dedicated to this type of surgery and through permanent medical education.

The Hospital provides a full spectrum of services to meet all the medical needs of our patients, both overweight and normal weight patients. Our diagnostic center is equipped with high technology that helps us best diagnose patients (CT, MRI, iDXA for Metabolic Health, RX, Mammography, Ultrasound).

Between 1 and 31 March 2017, the price for the gastric sleeve surgery at our specialist is 22.750 lei (5000 Euro)

Our Specialists

Dr. Bogdan Smeu

Certified in general surgery and specialized in weight loss surgery and laparoscopic surgery
(minimally invasive surgery)

„Each surgical intervention can change the lives of our patients, but their health and safety will always come first for us. Therefore, each time, we need to offer them the right treatment for each type of affection, whether it’s obesity, diabetes or other pathologies. At the same time, the follow-up for their post-operatory evolution and results are part of a well-established protocol, one that tightens the relationship between patient and doctor and that will ensure the best results on the long run."

Dr. Ionut Hutopila

Certified in general surgery and specialized in weight loss surgery and laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery)

”Choosing to study in depth the metabolic and bariatric surgery has made it easier to understand the real benefits of this type of medical intervention. We have the opportunity to save patients from their excess weight and from diseases associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes or dyslipidemia. We give our patients the chance to walk again on their own feet, escape hypertension and to extend life expectancy.

Dr. Simona Filip

Certified in general surgery and specialized in weight loss surgery and laparoscopic surgery
(minimally invasive surgery)

„Every day I meet patients who lost their hope for a better life, without the burden of more than many kilograms or the much too high blood sugar level. They are exhausted from failed diets or the impossibility to move, to enjoy the simple things. After surgery, we start to live their emotions together – the first changes, blood sugar level dropping only after 1-2 days after surgery, blood pressure stabilizing, and they are now ready to start a new life, with trust in their own forces.”

Dr. Maura Priboi

Certified in general surgery and specialized in weight loss surgery and laparoscopic surgery
(minimally invasive surgery)

„If you suffer from obesity for a long time or other health conditions related to obesity, and if you haven’t been able to lose weight with the help of diets, you must know that this surgical intervention can help you solve this issue of excess kilograms. The gastric sleeve surgery will help you control not only the quantity of food that you ingest but more than this it will help you regain a healthy life.”

Dr. Bogdana Bănescu

Certified in general surgery and specialized in weight loss surgery and laparoscopic surgery
(minimally invasive surgery)

„Durable weight loss and a better quality of life are the general objectives of obesity surgery. The patients reach a much-diminished food intake, the fat tissue is reduced and he can also benefit from curing type II diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory problems and the chances of obtaining a pregnancy in the couple are higher.
These are not words from an advertising piece, it all happens in real life, it’s the thing that our patients call “a miracle”. What defines this “miracle” is professionalism, responsibility and work from those people working in an “Academy”, the Ponderas Academic Hospital.”

Dr. Irina Bălescu

Certified in general surgery and specialized in weight loss surgery and laparoscopic surgery
(minimally invasive surgery)

„Metabolic surgery offers the patient both the benefit of inducing strong longterm modifications of the physical aspect, going through improving the psychological status, as well as quick amelioration of the medical conditions associated to obesity (like diabetes, high blood sugar and dyslipidemia). Also, in patients with chronic conditions, weight loss will also trigger the amelioration of endocrine conditions, since the excess fat tissue acts almost like a true endocrine functioning organ of its own, through the hormone that it secretes. With the means of the very detailed pre-operatory investigations, with the surgery itself and attentive follow-up with every patient, we offer these people our support in order for them to achieve their desired results.”

Dr. Sorin Velici

Certified in general surgery and specialized in weight loss surgery and laparoscopic surgery
(minimally invasive surgery)

„Although the esthetic result of losing excess weight is incontestable, the true win for our patients is increasing their life expectancy, through preventing and treating those conditions that are linked to this disease called obesity. And here I can talk about type II diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, articular conditions and so on. At the same time, treating obesity also brings, along with a longer life expectancy, also improving the quality of this patient’s life, the self-respect, so the patient can enjoy a new beginning, a more energetic life, a happy and more healthy life.”

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