Bariatric surgeons specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity. They perform operations to lower a patient’s weight by reducing the size of the stomach.
Patients who are overweight often suffer from various related diseases - type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, problems with sexual performance. At GMS Hospital we have highly skilled bariatric surgeons who have trained at the best foreign clinics in Europe and Israel.
Experts at the World Health Organization are sounding the alarm - obesity is becoming a global epidemic. Conservative treatment methods for people with a BMI (body mass index) of 35-40 kg / m² are almost always ineffective. When diets, exercise, and psychological counseling fail to reduce a patient’s weight, bariatrics is the only way to regain health.
You should consult a bariatric surgeon if:
After bariatric surgery, stable weight reduction is achieved during the observation period. At GMS, this procedure is performed laparoscopically, without incisions, and therefore without scars or a long recovery.
A bariatric surgeon treats morbid obesity, i.e. when the body mass index is more than 35 kg / m2. However, the doctor’s duties are not limited to the surgical procedure - he or she also treats the patient after the operation, follows their progress, and if necessary, may perform a follow-up operation. The patient’s eligibility for surgery and the operative method are determined on an individual basis.
Consultations with a bariatric specialist, like with other doctors, begin with a discussion of the patient’s medical history - hereditary issues, lifestyle, the presence of any physical diseases (especially of the endocrine system), and any previous operations. Then the doctor will perform a physical examination and order a comprehensive set of tests to determine the location, volume and percentage of adipose tissue:
After receiving the test results, if there are no contraindications to surgery, the doctor will explain in detail the procedures of bariatric surgery, and propose the most optimal treatment strategy for each case. No special preparation is required for a consultation with a bariatric surgeon. Be sure to tell your doctor about any regular medications or dietary supplements, as you may need to temporarily stop taking them. Also, do not forget to notify the doctor about any drug allergies.
The GMS Hospital surgery center offers top medical treatment in the field of bariatric surgery. Our highly skilled doctors perform the following bariatric operations:
The surgical plan is determined by the doctor for each individual clinical case, depending on a range of factors. The use of modern endosurgical technologies allows us to perform operations with minimal trauma and the best clinical results.
Bariatric operations are performed as elective surgery. The surgeon will fully prepare the patient for surgery, and closely observe the patient in the postoperative period. He or she will provide the patient with detailed written recommendations regarding diet and exercise, during the rehabilitation period in the hospital and beyond. After the intervention, patients actively lose weight over the course of a year, preserving their achieved results by maintaining a proper diet and engaging in the prescribed level of physical activity.
Our bariatric specialists will provide all necessary assistance. Thanks to modern, low-impact surgical techniques, you will quickly conquer obesity and return to an active life - a life without breathlessness, joint pain, and problems with sexual performance. Sign up for a consultation with a bariatric surgeon by phone or online.
I want to thank you all so much for making my stay in hospital so bearable. You are all so professional and dedicated and it was a pleasure to spend time with you all even under those unusual circumstances.
I am now home and being cared for by my family as well as my own doctor so all is as well. Hopefully I will be up and about soon.
Once again, many thanks and suffice to say, I will never forget you and your staff did for me.
Best wishes always.
I am writing to you, on behalf of my wife Helen and myself, to thank all the staff of GMS clinic for the help and support you gave us during our stay in Moscow.
Since, I am ashamed that admit that I speak no Russian, I hope that you will be willing to translate this for the members of the GMS staff who do not speak English.
My own doctor seems pleased with the progress I am making. I still have a dressing on one of the wounds where the stitches may have been removed prematurely before I left the clinic but the others are fine and healing well.
Being ill and requiring surgery in another country will always be something of an ordeal, but the calm reassuring atmosphere in the GMS clinic did much to make us feel better about the experience. The administrative staff at reception was kind as well as efficient and their efforts on our behalf are something that we will never forget. We would also like to thank the cooks for the excellent food they prepared. We regret that we did not get the opportunity to meet them but we greatly appreciated their efforts and, after almost a week without normal food, I particularly enjoyed being able to choose from their extensive menu. Please forgive me for not always doing justice to the meals served but it has taken some time for my appetite to return to normal. We would also like to thank the room attendants for serving our meals so well and keeping our room so clean and tidy. Just as important for us, when so far from home, was that they always did so with a gracious smile. We looked forward to their visits and would like to thank them for being so remarkably patient when we tried to talk to them. We would also like to thank the several kind nurses who cared for me so diligently. I do not believe that I could not have enjoyed more attentive nursing anywhere else in the world and will never forget you. The several doctors who attended me at various stages also need to be thanked. I am grateful to them all but hope that they will forgive me for singling out Dr Constantin Dimitri for a particular mention. His patience, as he explained to me so well in English both what was happening to my body following the operation, and what he and the rest of the medical team were doing - and why – was particularly appreciated and helpful to me during my recovery.
Many, many thanks to you all.
Many thanks to Dr. Oleg Sergeevich Abramov, who performed a surgery and helped me cure a severe case of odontogenic sinusitis.
Dr. Abramov is extremely competent and polite, a true professional with a rare set of skills. I have already recommended him to a colleague of mine and will recommend again.
Dr Alexey Rykunov, MD
Head of Trauma and Orthopedics department
Global Medical Systems
Greetings from South Africa,
This is a follow up to our recent stay at GMS where my wife Merle Step had a complete Hip replacement by you recently.
She stood up to the return trip to South Africa very well and is able move around with the aid of a walker without difficulty. I took her to our local General Practitioner on Friday, with all your reports and X-Ray plates. He commented that he was very happy with the excellent procedures that you carried out and felt that she was in excellent professional hands while at GMS. He has referred her to an orthopedic surgeon for a final checkup and stitch removal. Also she is to go to Physo for further manipulation.
From both of us we cannot express our gratitude enough for the professional service, helpful administrative as well as nursing staff that attended to our needs while at GMS. We will always look back and always remember the Russian people for their friendly assistance to two complete strangers from another part of the world. In turn Russia will always be in our hearts and we will be good Ambassadors for your great country and federation.
Please pass on our greetings and thanks to a few that I remember by names, if I have left anyone out I apologies.
Irina Boeva Chief Medical Coordinator
Denis Sidorchuk Medical Coordinator
Ronnie Pangilinan Physo
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your chosen profession and GMS does get global worldwide recognition as an intuition of repute.
Best of luck
Anthony and Merle Step
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