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OUR DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT SYSTEM

For over 12 years, the Obesity Unit has worked with established programmes, which are being constantly revised and allow us to optimise our patient care.

Thanks to the medical team´s effort, the Clínica was accredited as a European Centre of Excellence for the treatment of Obesity by the EASO (European Association for the Study of Obesity).

In their first evaluation, an ideal programme for each patient is established and, in this way, we are able to provide better medical care. 

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This programme is designed for patients with non-morbid obesity without cardiovascular or sleep apnoea complications.

These patients are evaluated by Endocrinology and Nutrition specialists who carry out a complete blood and urine analysis, as well as a chest x-ray and electrocardiogram. If the patient has diabetes, specific tests are carried out. The results are available in less than 24 hours. The Nutrition Department at the Clínica then gives the patient a wide range of personalised nutritional and dietary information, with follow-up care at the Clínica or from home in order to achieve the proposed objectives. 

Programme 1: Obese patients without other added complications. [Video only available in Spanish]

This programme is recommended for patients with obesity and cardiovascular risk factors.

These patients are evaluated by Endocrinology and Nutrition specialists. Then a complete blood and urine analysis, chest x-ray and Cardiological study are carried out. If the patient has diabetes, specific tests are carried out. The results are available in less than 24 hours. The Nutrition Department at the Clínica then gives the patient a wide range of personalised nutritional and dietary information, with follow-up care at the Clínica or from home in order to achieve the proposed objectives.

The programme is finished with a Cardiological study and any tests the specialists consider to be suitable for the individual patient to further analyse the patient´s risk before carrying out any treatments. 

Programme 2: Obese patients with cardiovascular risk factors. [Video only available in Spanish]

More than 80% of patients with obesity are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA) [SP]. This programme is recommended for obese patients with OSA and/or other respiratory complications.

These patients are evaluated by Endocrinology and Nutrition specialists who carry out a complete blood and urine analysis, as well as a chest x-ray and Cardiological study. If the patient has diabetes, specific tests are carried out. The results are available in less than 24 hours.

Given the complexity of these patients, respiratory function and sleep testing will also be carried out, for which a 1 or 2 day hospital stay is required.

With the test results, the Nutrition Department at the Clínica then gives the patient a wide range of personalised nutritional and dietary information, with follow-up care at the Clínica or from home in order to achieve the proposed objectives. 

Programme 3: Obese patients with associated complications. [Video only available in Spanish]

This programme is recommended for some patients with a BMI over 40kg./m2. and patients with a BMI over 35kg./m2. with coexisting associated conditions (type 2 diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, arterial hypertension…).

Before having a surgical operation, the patient must be evaluated by Endocrinology and Nutrition specialists. Furthermore, a complete analysis, chest X-ray and Cardiological study must be carried out. If the patient has diabetes, specific tests are done.

Given the complexity of these patients, respiratory function and sleep testing will also be carried out, for which a 1 or 2 day hospital stay is required, as well as an abdominal ultrasound, bone densitometry and gastroscopy. To complete the process, an evaluation with an anaesthetist and tests for blood clotting are carried out prior to surgery.

Throughout the programme, they will be treated by a Psychiatry specialist in order to prevent any future problems, as ensuring a good psychological balance is important when faced with the changes brought about by bariatric surgery.

> Learn more about bariatric surgery 

Programme 4: Complex obese patients with bariatric surgical indication. [Video only available in Spanish]

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