Obesity surgery at MEDSTAR General Hospital


Obesity today is a scourge of modern society with epidemic proportions and an important public health issue with major repercussions on the individual’s psyche, social behavior and longevity.

According to the World Health Organization, obesity is a chronic progressive disorder caused by genetic and environmental factors.

Obesity is caused by increased consumption of hypercaloric foods and increased sedentary care in developed countries through labor, transport and excessive urbanization. In fact, obesity is a reflection of modern, Western lifestyle, environmental and social change, food processing, and last but not least a reflection of today’s psychic education and mental integrity, stressed, anxious, Depression, insomnia.

Morbid or severe obesity occurs when the body mass index is over 40 or over 35, associating obesity related comorbidities, these being mainly diabetes, hypertension, stroke, sleep apnea, reproductive problems, osteoarthritis.

Obesity surgery or bariatric surgery has developed over the last decades with technological advancements in the surgical field and with the laparoscopic surgery that made possible a special surgery in a particular patient – the obese patient. Also called metabolic surgery, bariatric surgery has the major advantage of ameliorating or even treating obesity related diseases, especially diabetes and heart disease.

Obesity surgery is the most effective weapon in the therapeutic arsenal of medicine available to a patient with morbid obesity and the only one capable of delivering a sustained weight loss over time and a „new life” better for the patient. Bariatric surgery is not a fool of a person who has been tired of tiring diets, is his last chance to live.

The team led by S.L. Dr. Razvan Popescu, general surgeon with over-specialization in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery performs bariatric surgery at MEDSTAR General Hospital, with an experience of about 450 cases in recent years. Patients with obesity are assessed extensively during the preoperative period by a multidisciplinary team of nutritionist, endocrinologist, cardiologist, gastroenterologist, pneumologist, surgeon and anesthetist following a specific protocol, and this package can be performed entirely within MEDSTAR General Hospital.

The surgery is called laparoscopic longitudinal gastrectomy or gastric sleeve, a restrictive procedure that reduces the stomach’s capacity by approx. 80% and is considered today to be the most effective bariatric surgery. Patients are discharged 3-4 days postoperatively, being trained on diet and lifestyle postgastric sleeves. This spectacular evolution is possible due to the advantages of laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery: rapid recovery, early mobilization from postoperative day 2, rapid socioprofessional reintegration, special cosmetic result (with mini-incisions up to 2.5 cm), diminishing suppurative parietal complications.

The team led by S.L. Dr. Razvan Popescu, together with Dr. Cristina Dan, General Surgery specialist and Dr. Marius Prazaru, specialist in Anesthesia-Intensive Care, offers to MEDSTAR General Hospital a competent team with experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery and all the necessary conditions for deployment With excellent results of bariatric interventions, while ensuring proper nutritional counseling and long-term follow-up for patients to record results in weight loss.

Medstar General Hospital is a private hospital in Constanta, Romania. With a 14 year experience in medical services, Medstar General Hospital collaborates with over 60 doctors from 22 medical specialties. The hospitalization conditions are of the highest quality standards and the experience of the collaborating physicians offers the guarantee of exceptional medical services.

We are at your disposal for any information by email by accessing the Contact Us option on the side of any page of www.medstar2000.ro. You can also contact us at + 40-241.638.251 / + 40-722.574.250.

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