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.
FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY
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 MUDr. Pavel Beňo, an expert in the field of bariatric surgery.
The centre for bariatric surgery specializes in the treatment of obesity above BMI 35 (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:
Spatz 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.
Gastric band is the most commonly performed bariatric surgery worldwide. It´s main advantage is low surgical risk, rapid return to everyday life and a minimum number of complications. Gastric band is considered to be the most successful bariatric procedure proved by historical results.
Another type of operation is a gastric sleeve through which the stomach is made smaller. A team of ISCARE’s surgeons recommends this procedure also in particular to patients for whom the gastric band is unsuitable, because they have a tendency of overeating.
Gastric plication is an innovative surgical method of treating obesity. During a laparoscopic surgery a part of the stomach is creased and wrapped inside it. The inside volume gets smaller up to a third or quarter of the previous size. The advantage of this surgery is its reversibility.
The mini-gastric bypass treatment is suitable for patients who are in the obese class II (BMI over 35). The reason for surgery is always a prevention or treatment of diseases caused by obesity and, furthermore, an improvement of the quality and life span of an obese patient.
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.