"It is a test that offers very exact results, it allows us to know not only how much the patient weighs, but also how much corresponds to fat and how much to muscle, bone, viscera, etc".
DR. CAMILO SILVA FROJÁN SPECIALIST. AREA OF OBESITY
The determination of body composition by means of the Bod-Pod consists of quantifying the patient's body volume in order to determine his or her body density. With this data, the percentage of fat mass and fat-free mass (bone, muscle, viscera and water) can be known.
Air displacement plethysmography (Bod-Pod) is, at present, the method considered the "gold standard" for measuring body fat.
The Clinica is a center of excellence accredited in the treatment and surgery of obesity by the European Society for the Study of Obesity and by the International Federation for Bariatric Surgery.
These accreditations certify our ability to diagnose and treat this disease according to criteria of excellence.
When is the Bod-Pod indicated?
The Bod-Pod allows to measure the body fat, knowing in an individualized way the energetic expense of each patient.
These tests, which are not available in all hospital centers, are routinely performed at the Clinic on all our patients.
This test is of great diagnostic value, if we take into account that the concept of obesity does not refer to excess weight but to excess fat.
Most frequent indications of this test:
- Morbidly obese
Do you have any of these diseases?
It may be necessary to perform a Bod-Pod
How is the Bod-Pod done?
It is a very simple exploration that lasts approximately 10-15 minutes and does not involve any discomfort for the patient.
During the test you will be seated and it is necessary that, following the indications of the personnel, you control your breathing very well.
After the test, you will be able to lead a completely normal life and you should not take any special care.
For a correct performance, it is important that the patient does not drink large amounts of water before the test and that he goes to the Obesity Area with dry hair.
It is also convenient that, in the 24 hours prior to the test, no strenuous physical exercise or sauna should be done.
Where do we do it?
IN NAVARRE AND MADRID
The Obesity Area
of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Our Obesity Area is formed by a team of professionals from different specialties. In less than 48 hours we perform the complete evaluation of a patient by all specialists according to our obesity protocol.
The Clinic is a center of excellence accredited in the treatment and surgery of obesity by the European Society for the Study of Obesity and by the International Federation for Bariatric Surgery.
What diseases do we treat?
- Metabolic syndrome
- Morbidly obese
- Childhood obesity
What treatments do we perform?
- Medical plan and personalized nutritional follow-up
- Intragastric balloon
- Bariatric surgery
- Endoscopic techniques
- Metabolic surgery
- Revision surgery
Why at the Clinica?
- More than 20 years of experience in the treatment of obesity surgery.
- Trained in these techniques in international reference centers in the USA and Europe.
- In 48 hours our specialists will evaluate your case and propose the best treatment.