Results and goals
Source: Emanuel Freudiger
We pursue the following objectives with bariatric surgery:
- Long-term and sustainable weight reduction of at least 50% of excess weight.
- Improvement in our patients’ quality of life.
- Reintegration of our patients into «working life» and improved social contacts.
- Curing, or at least improving, the secondary diseases of obesity (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, etc.)
Bariatric surgery is not a «lifestyle» surgery. It is not about operating on people to create slenderness. Bariatric surgery treats the disease obesity and the secondary diseases linked to obesity, and offers obese people the opportunity to guide their lives in a healthier direction.
An interdisciplinary team (consisting of internists, nutritionists and surgeons) will inform you further and advise you on the various surgical techniques. After a joint assessment of your case within the interdisciplinary team, we will decide whether you qualify for a surgical procedure for weight loss.
The time between the first consultation and surgery is usually 3 to 4 months. After the operation, the patient needs lifelong follow-ups, which are done by the interdisciplinary team.
If you encounter chronic abdominal pain after bariatric surgery, or if you lose insufficient weight after the operation, you should consult an experienced interdisciplinary team in order to obtain further support.
Below you can find the various bariatric surgeries we offer.
Please visit the website of the Limmattal hospital (www.spital-limmattal.ch) for further information about our interdisciplinary team.