Mexicali Bariatric Center Offers Teen focused Bariatric program
January 21, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsJanuary 21, 2015 - Mexicali Bariatric Center lead by certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Ungson has developed a surgery program that specializes in treating teen obesity. MBC has assembled a complete team of specialists to cover each area of the patient's pre and post-op needs including psychological therapy, pediatric nutrition, internist and bariatric surgeon.
Unfortunately teen obesity is becoming more and more common in the United States, according to the U.S. Surgeon General 12.5 million children and teens ages 2 to 19 are overweight and are very likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes which lead directly to cardiovascular diseases. Overweight leads to obesity due to an imbalance of caloric intake, this means the teenager consumes more calories than what he or she spends on daily activities. In addition to this, genetics and the environment also affect their well being.
That is why Mexicali Bariatric Center takes special interest in proposing an alternative to traditional programs through weight loss surgery for teens who are at risk of developing serious health complications, focusing mainly on the gastric sleeve surgery. The surgery is completely monitored by the team of specialists starting with a pre-operative assessment before the patient is scheduled; Upon arrival, the team is dedicated to accompany the patient throughout the whole process, guiding teen patients and their parents to ensure that patients understand their new way of life. During their stay at the hospital the patient will be taken care of by an assigned patient coordinator, nutritionist, internist, therapist and bariatric surgeon.
Dr. Gilberto Ungson's impeccable reputation is supported by 17 years of experience in weight loss surgery in Mexico. Surgeries are done at the internationally recognized and prestigious Almater Hospital in Mexicali Mexico, which is equipped with the latest technology and facilities to accommodate all of the patient's medical needs throughout his or her stay.