The HCTCO Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Center offers 11 specialties in Teresópolis

The Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Center of the Hospital das Clínicas de Teresópolis Costantino Ottaviano (HCTCO) is fully operational. It is a multidisciplinary and integrated center, unprecedented in Teresópolis, aimed at the care of obese patients and/or patients with metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, hepatic steatosis , among others. The Center offers a series of specialities, which can meet the different cases and needs of each patient, since each one has its particularity and it is not necessarily necessary to take advantage of all the specialities. “Obesity is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease and a global epidemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The greatest benefits of bariatric and metabolic surgery, in addition to weight loss, are remission of diseases associated with obesity, increased longevity and improved quality of life,” says Dr. Leonardo Ferraz, Coordinator of the Center for Obesity and Bariatric Surgery at HCTCO.

Discover below the specialties offered by the Center:
Cardiology – The cardiologist has a fundamental role in the bariatric surgery process. It is he who will monitor, treat and optimize the patient’s cardiac performance.
Bariatric surgery – It is the most effective treatment for weight loss and especially for maintaining weight loss in cases of severe obesity or when obesity already leads to metabolic, osteoarticular or psychosocial complications.
Metabolic surgery – While bariatric surgery has the main objective of weight reduction in patients with moderate and severe obesity, metabolic surgery refers to the priority surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes and other diseases that make up the so-called syndrome. metabolic.
Plastic surgery – Many patients who have had good weight loss after bariatric surgery will need reconstructive plastic surgery on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, and arms.
Endocrinology and Metabology – An initial clinical/endocrinological assessment is essential to screen for possible obesity-associated diseases, obesity-causing diseases and eating disorders.
Endoscopy – Endoscopic therapies, such as the intragastric balloon, may be part of the obesity treatment arsenal for patients who have failed medical treatment and are ineligible for surgical treatment.
Physiotherapy – Severely obese patients sometimes need pre-rehabilitation programs before bariatric surgery, as well as rehabilitation after the procedure.
Nutrition – The nutritional consultations that precede the surgery will help the patient to understand the importance of a balanced diet in order to avoid problems in the postoperative period.
Pulmonology – Lung diseases such as asthma and sleep apnea can be present in obesity and require specialist assessment and treatment.
Psychology – The psychologist’s involvement in the process begins shortly after the indication for surgery, when a psychological assessment of the patient is performed.
psychiatry – Behavioral and eating disorders can cause or worsen obesity and must be properly identified and treated so that they do not interfere with the end result of your treatment. For more information, visit: unifeso.edu.br/bariatrica/ or call (21) 99650-6064.


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