Representing onme of the best in the fields, Dr. Núñez Santana bring special expertise to their patients to treat obesity by modification of the gastrointestinal tract to reduce nutrient intake and/or absorption. For individuals who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet modifications and exercise programs alone, bariatric surgery may help to attain a more healthy body weight.


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Bariatric Surgery OverView

Bariatric surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for those affected by severe obesity. Moreover, these same procedures have also been recognized for their impact on metabolic or hormonal changes that play a major role in hunger (the desire to start eating) and satiety (the desire to stop eating) as well as improvement and/or resolution of conditions that can occur as a result of severe obesity. Bariatric surgery is a recognized and accepted approach for both weight-loss and many of the conditions that occur as a result of severe obesity; however, not all people affected by severe obesity will qualify for bariatric surgery. There are certain criteria that a person must meet in order to be a candidate for bariatric surgery.


What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. Some types of bariatric surgeries make your stomach smaller, allowing you to eat and drink less at one time and making you feel full sooner. Other bariatric surgeries also change your small intestine-the part of your body that absorbs calories and nutrients from foods and beverages. Bariatric surgery may be an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose weight or keep from gaining back any weight you lost using other methods such as lifestyle treatment or medications. Bariatric surgery also may be an option if you have serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea, related to obesity. Bariatric surgery can improve many of the medical conditions linked to obesity, especially type 2 diabetes.

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Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

  • Qualifications for bariatric surgery in most areas include: BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
  • BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
  • Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.


Bariatric Surgery Procedures

There is a great amount of importance and responsibility associated with choosing a weight-loss treatment option. Choosing which type of bariatric surgery is right for you can be a difficult task. It is our goal to provide you with education regarding the different types of bariatric surgeries. This knowledge can assist a discussion between your physician and you in deciding the most appropriate treatment selection for you. Proper follow-up and participation in a multidisciplinary program that stresses lifestyle modification (dietary, behavioral and exercise changes) will improve the chances that a bariatric surgery patient will maximize their weight-loss and maintain it for a lifetime.

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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Within two to three years after the operation, bariatric surgery usually results in a weight-loss of 10 to 35 percent of total body weight, depending on the chosen procedure. Those considering bariatric surgery should talk to their PCP about what their personal expectations should be for loss of excess weight. In addition, comorbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and others are often reduced or may go into remission. Most will find they require fewer medicines throughout time and many will discontinue their medicines completely.


Does bariatric surgery always work?

Studies show that many people who have bariatric surgery lose about 15 to 30 percent of their starting weight on average, depending on the type of surgery they have. However, no method, including surgery, is sure to produce and maintain weight loss. Some people who have bariatric surgery may not lose as much as they hoped. Over time, some people regain a portion of the weight they lost. The amount of weight people regain may vary. Factors that affect weight regain may include a person’s level of obesity and the type of surgery he or she had. Bariatric surgery does not replace healthy habits, but may make it easier for you to consume fewer calories and be more physically active. Choosing healthy foods and beverages before and after the surgery may help you lose more weight and keep it off long term. Regular physical activity after surgery also helps keep the weight off. To improve your health, you must commit to a lifetime of healthy lifestyle habits and following the advice of your health care providers.

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Allurion Program

The Allurion program is based on a revolutionary gastric balloon that produces a feeling of satiety. The Allurion Ingestible Balloon has been designed to help you reduce food intake by taking up space in your stomach.

The patient swallows a capsule containing the balloon attached to a thin tube. An x-ray is done to make sure the capsule is in the stomach before it is filled

Once in the stomach, the doctor uses the tube to fill the balloon with fluid. Another x-ray is done to confirm that the balloon is completely filled in the stomach. The doctor carefully removes the tube and the patient is ready. With the ball, you will eat less without feeling hungry

About 16 weeks after placement, the Allurion Ingestible Balloon empties and passes on its own


Patients lose an average of 10-15% of your body weight in 16 weeks.

The Allurion Ellipse Ball is a new way to lose weight. It does not require surgery endoscopy* or anesthesia.The balloon is swallowed in a short process 15-minute outpatient about 16 weeks afterwards, it empties and eliminates naturally. It is a comfortable and safe way to start leading a healthier lifestyle. On average, patients lose 10-15% of body weight thanks to the Allurion Program.


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