ISCARE CENTRE
FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY

o ISCARE provides complex treatment of obesity, including bariatric surgery since 2006. It is the largest centre for surgical treatment of obesity in the Czech Republic and ranks among the five biggest centres of this kind in Europe. The team of doctors at ISCARE is led by the Chief Physician Prof. Dr. med. Milan Lukáš, CSc., an expert in the field of bariatric surgery.

The centre for bariatric surgery specializes in the treatment of obesity above BMI 30 (the treatment of severe obesity). Our priority is a comprehensive approach to treating obesity using all methods that medical science offers and multidisciplinary collaboration of all specialists from the bariatric team – obesitologists, nutrition specialists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, anaesthesiologists and physiotherapists.

Obesity causes many serious diseases. To eliminate their breakout ISCARE offers several options from conservative to surgical treatments for patients with severe obesity. Selecting a specific type of surgery is a professional decision made after individual consultation with each patient. The portfolio of bariatric surgeries provided in ISCARE includes the following procedures:

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Gastric balloon

Gastric balloon is inserted into the abdomen, which causes an early feeling of fullness. This method is used for patients with BMI 30 and higher. Thus, it is the only bariatric procedure suitable for clients with BMI lower than 35.

You can find more information about Gastric balloon here.

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Spatz gastric balloon

Spatz gastric balloon has some advantage in the game of a classic gastric balloon. It is introduced for up to 12 months; on the contrary, the classic gastric balloon has to be removed after 6 months. Another advantage is the ability to adjust the fluid in the balloon during these 12 months. This results in even greater weight reduction.

You can find more information about Gastric balloon here.

The ISCARE building is located in the very centre of Prague next to the Vltava River and is easily reachable by shuttle from Vaclav Havel´s Prague Airport within 30 minutes.

Except for local Czech clients, the team of our centre provides services in bariatric surgery on a yearly basis for approximately 250 clients mostly from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and other parts of Western Europe.

For more information about the bariatric surgery, you can contact
the coordinator for foreign clients. She will gladly answer you any questions and help you with booking a hotel, transport arrangements, etc.