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Department of obesity (bariatric) surgery

Prof. Dr. Piotr Major
general surgery, bariatric surgery

About the department

The obesity (bariatric) surgery department at KCM Clinic Wroclaw offers patients comprehensive support in the fight against extra pounds using the latest bariatric surgery techniques and modern medical equipment that meets the highest international standards. In case of obesity of the first degree, doctors of the department try to apply conservative types of treatment, including diet therapy, increased physical activity and psychological support. Obesity surgery, or bariatric surgery, is currently the only effective and long-term method in the fight against obesity, especially in the second and third degrees. With surgery, patients have a better chance of losing weight and therefore achieving a healthier body mass index (BMI) and changing their current lifestyle. Daily, surgeons use endoscopic and laparoscopic treatments such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and bariatric revision surgery.

The department's multidisciplinary staff consists of surgeons, nutritionists, psychologists and endocrinologists who will work together to develop an individualized treatment program for patients under one roof. The medical team has a specialized interest and commitment to treating obesity as a disease. Doctors support and motivate patients every step to achieve the best possible results.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Obesity 
  • Metabolic disorders 
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) 
  • Genetic disorders 
  • Endocrine pathologies 
  • Food addiction 
  • Type 2 diabetes 
  • Coronary heart disease 
  • Atherosclerosis 
  • Gallbladder disease 
  • High level of triglycerides (dyslipidemia)
  • Other pathological condition which causes obesity 

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination (body mass index) 
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Lipid profile 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) 
  • Measures of the blood pressure 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy) 

Treatment: 

  • Pharmacotherapy 
  • Dietotherapy 
  • Endoscopic repositioning of the stomach
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy 
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass 
  • Orber's intragastric balloon
  • Bariatric revision surgery
  • Removing the bandage of the surgeon
  • Physical therapy 
  • Psychotherapy
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Krakow
  • 2014 Doctoral dissertation

Experience

  • 2nd Department of Surgery of the Jagiellonian University
  • 2010 General surgery at the Department of Endoscopic, Metabolic Surgery and Soft Tissue Neoplasms at the University Hospital in Krakow
  • Department of bariatric surgery at KCM Clinic Wroclaw

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Society of Polish Surgeons
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
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