#AHT: Everything you need to know about bariatric and metabolic surgery!

Obesity and overweight are the most prevalent chronic diseases among adults, adolescents, and children, according to statistics. Furthermore, the number of patients with this pathology has recently increased to the point that it has developed into an epidemic on a global scale. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 42 million children aged 0 to 5 years were overweight in 2013, and that figure is anticipated to rise to 70 million by 2025. In terms of adults, over 1.7 billion individuals globally suffer from obesity and unfortunately this number is growing rapidly.

Obesity as a world pandemic
Because obesity is considered to be serious, severe pathology in children and adults, it is related with a plethora of health hazards, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver pathology, musculoskeletal diseases, sleep disorders, asthma, puberty, and psychosocial issues. Without exaggeration, obesity and overweight constitute a global pandemic.
Obesity and excess weight, experts believe, are closely tied to inadequate nutrition, insufficient physical activity, and genetic predisposition. Furthermore, it can be asserted absolutely and unequivocally that weight gain is a result of a psycho-emotional state.

How to solve the problem of obesity?
The answer is straightforward – as a result of bariatric and metabolic surgery! Following surgery, the patient loses between 70% and 80% of excess weight and is free of concurrent conditions connected with obesity, such as diabetes and sleep apnea. Most importantly, 95 percent of patients who have bariatric or metabolic surgery regain their normal rhythm and quality of life!
Bariatric surgery is one of the primary surgical treatment modalities for severe obesity. Its purpose is to enhance the quality of human life and general health. This treatment entails the creation of both restrictive and malabsorption surgical procedures, specifically vertical stomach resection (Sleeve) and gastric Byppas surgeries.

Bariatric surgery at AHT
American Hospital Tbilisi – AHT – provides bariatric and metabolic surgery services – including preoperative patient preparation, surgery, postoperative recovery, and rehabilitation – for patients with metabolic disorders and their surgical and therapeutic treatment.
The hospital’s qualified specialists – endocrinologists, nutritionists, psychologists, and cardiologists – collaborate with surgeons to undertake pre- and post-operative monitoring.

AHT Bariatric Unit, with highly qualified medical professionals and cutting-edge technology, is prepared to provide patients with high-quality medical care based on the latest medical developments!
Gastric gastrectomy is one of the most frequently used surgical procedures. The sleeve-gastrectomy procedure is used to achieve effective and lasting weight loss by lowering the stomach’s volume. Once the stomach is created as a result of compression, the desire for food lessens, and the brain experiences less hunger as a result.
Koba Sekhchidze, Head of AHT’s Bariatric Department, encourages all overweight patients to lose weight:
“We, the bariatric department of AHT’s team of highly qualified physicians, are prepared to execute large-scale surgeries with minimal injury. Most importantly, this saves time for patients, which is critical in today’s world. I strongly suggest all overweight patients to apply for weight loss surgery as soon as possible, since this is a critical step that will define their future! Come to a location that will protect their fundamental right to health!”

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