Bariatric Surgery in Romania

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Sf. Ioan Clinical Emergency Hospital
2.0

From 117 verified reviews

adrian nica, 20 September 2020

All my respect and gratitude to the medical staff in the Thoracic Surgery Department, especially to Dr. Tamer, who is an extraordinary man!

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Medicover Hospital Bucharest
2.5

From 80 verified reviews

Jianu Ana-Maria, 18 September 2020

Am fost operata pentru o hernie ombilicala incarcerata de catre domnul dr. Matei Ionut Gabriel. A dat dovada de rabdare si profesionalism atat dansul cat si restul personalului responsabil pentru operatie. Nu au existat complicatii si am fost tratata cu promptitudine de catre asistentele ce m-au ingrijit. Mici probleme cu angajatii de la receptie. Trebuiesc instruiti mai mult, pentru ca sunt panicati atunci cand le ceri informatii. Nu stiu ce sa faca si esti nevoit sa astepti pana se consulta intre ei. O varianta ar fii sa le puneti un ecuson cu “incepator” ca sa sti la ce sa te astepti. Spitalul este foarte curat si respecta normele de igiena si distantare sociala.

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Dr. Călin Doboș
3.7

From 3 verified reviews

Elena Rodica Baldea, 21 September 2020

Un medic extraordinar, cum nu credeam ca mai exista! Ora consultatiei a fost respectata, exact asa cum mi s-a comunicat prin telefon de la receptia clinicii. Dl. Doctor este un profesionist, cu adevarat un medic care se respecta. Il recomand cu drag oricarei femei care doreste sa aiba parerea unui specialist.

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Florin Turcu - Medicover Hospital

Florin Turcu - Medicover Hospital, located in Calea Grivitei, Bucharest, Romania offers patients Gastric Bypass Surgery procedures among its total of 2 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Bypass Surgery procedure starts from £4,945, whilst the national average price is approximately £10,472. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 3 in total at the Hospital, and they are accredited by IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

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Spitalul Sf. Constantin
3.4

From 56 verified reviews

Mădălin Nazîru, 03 September 2020

Fain. Colectiv tânăr și răbdător. Doamnele de la recepție deși interacționează cu sute de persoane zilnic, sunt de fiecare dată pline de zâmbet și amabilitate. Mulțumesc mult doamnei doctor Zecheru pentru bunătatea, calmul și promptitudinea de care dă dovadă. Un doctor bun care inspiră încredere.🙂

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Florin Turcu - Hospital St. Mary

Florin Turcu - Hospital St. Mary, located in Calea Grivitei, Bucharest, Romania offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 3 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Gastric Sleeve procedures at Florin Turcu - Hospital St. Mary, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $916. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 3 in total at the Hospital, and they are accredited by IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

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Carpatia Group

Carpatia Group, located in Calea Grivitei, Bucharest, Romania offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 32 available procedures, across 8 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Gastric Sleeve procedures at Carpatia Group, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $916. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 5 in total, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: Nobel Biocare Fellowship ProgramZimmer Biomet Dental Education ProgramEBOPRAS - European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryEURAPS - European Association of Plastic SurgeonsEAFPS - European Academy of Facial Plastic SurgeryESCD - European Society of Cosmetic DentistryUNAS - Uniunea Nationala a Asociatiilor StomatologiceSRMR - Societatea Romana de Microchirurgie ReconstructivaAMSPPR - Asociatia Medicilor Stomatologi cu Practica Privata din RomaniaAGD - Academy of General Dentistry

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    Bariatric surgery is a group of weight-loss surgeries that involves making changes to the digestive system, some of which are non-reversible. The idea behind these types of surgeries is to help patients lose weight by either limiting the amount of food they can consume/digest at any one time or reducing their body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Some procedures do both. 

    Bariatric surgeries should only ever be the final option when diet and exercise have proved inadequate and there are now serious health concerns caused by a person's weight. In general, these surgeries can only be an option for patients whose body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity). In certain cases, patients whose BMI is 30 to 39.9 may qualify for certain types of bariatric surgery if they have serious weight-related problems, such as type 2 diabetes.

    The three most common types of Bariatric Surgeries are as follows:

    1. Gastric Sleeve – The most common surgery, in which about 80% of the stomach is irreversibly removed, resulting in a sleeve or tube-like structure. This smaller stomach will not be able to hold as much food and produces less of the hormone that regulates appetite (ghrelin), which can lessen the patient’s desire to eat. 
    2. Gastric Bypass – A more complicated procedure in which the stomach is divided into two parts; a small upper pouch and a large lower ‘remnant’ pouch. The small intestine is rearranged to bypass the large pouch. As a result, the volume of the stomach is significantly reduced. This causes food to go into the small upper pouch of the stomach and then directly into the small intestine. The small upper pouch can only hold around an ounce of food. Gastric Bypass is typically not reversible. 
    3. Gastric Band – Involves an inflatable silicone device that is fitted around the top portion of the stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch. This procedure causes the patient to feel fuller with less food but still allows the body to digest food as usual, without malabsorption. The device can be removed when the patient reaches their desired weight.

    The bariatric surgeries mentioned above are typically performed laparoscopically, in which the surgeon creates around one to five small incisions in the abdomen to insert a laparoscope (a long narrow tube with a camera) and surgical tools. The patients are usually given a general anesthetic, so they will not feel anything throughout the surgery.

    How Long Should I Stay in Romania?

    After bariatric surgery, an overnight stay in the hospital is usually required. In some cases, you may need to stay longer (around 3 to 5 days). However, it is not advisable to leave Romania as soon as you are discharged from the hospital. Stay at least 10 to 14 days following your surgery for initial recovery and follow-up checkups. During the follow-up checkups, your surgeon will remove your stitches and check your overall condition.

    What's the Expected Recovery Time?

    The recovery time may take around 3 to 6 weeks until you are allowed to go back to your normal activities, including work, with some restrictions. You must avoid heavy work and strenuous activities, such as lifting, pushing, or carrying heavy loads for at least the first three months after surgery. You should also avoid sitting and standing without moving for long periods to avoid blood clots forming in your legs.

    What Aftercare is Required?

    You will be given a special diet plan immediately after your surgery, as well as detailed post-operative instructions. Make sure to follow the diet plan and instructions to avoid complications and speed up your recovery. In order to maximize and maintain weight loss, it is important that you commit to healthy eating and regular exercise. There may be restrictions on how much food you can consume. You may also need to change your eating habits, such as eating 6 small meals instead of 3 large meals each day. You should take vitamins and mineral supplements to ensure proper nutrition. 

    What's the Success Rate?

    The success rates vary for each of the different types of bariatric surgery. In general, within the first six months following the surgery, most patients lose around 30% to 55% of their excess weight. Then, as early as 12 months after surgery, most patients lose over 70% of their excess weight. Patients could also maintain a 50% to 60% loss of excess weight for 10 to 14 years after their bariatric surgery. Although the success rates are high, there are risks associated with bariatric surgery, such as bleeding, deep vein thrombosis, infections, spleen injury, stenosis, and infections.

    Are there Alternatives?

    There is a non-surgical Bariatric procedure, known as the Gastric Balloon. This involves an inflatable device that is temporarily inserted into the stomach via endoscopic placement. A sizable area of the stomach is obstructed by the balloon or balloons, thus reducing the amount of food it can contain at any one time, leading to eventual weight loss. The balloons are usually removed after 6 or 12 months. 

    If you cannot or do not want to undergo any surgery or medical procedure, you may be able to work with a doctor who is experienced in treating extreme obesity and a dietician as the alternative. They may recommend you to change your diet, adding physical activity, and prescribe medications.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 19/10/2020.

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