First agreement with Spain to regularly offer bariatric surgery to patients with spinal cord injuries and morbid obesity

First agreement with Spain to regularly offer bariatric surgery to patients with spinal cord injuries and morbid obesity

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First agreement with Spain to regularly offer bariatric surgery to patients with spinal cord injuries and morbid obesity

The Hospital Germans Trias and the Institut Guttmann create a referral circuit that allows these types of patients to operate on a regular basis. As of September, the Germans Trias Hospital and the Institut Guttmann have started a joint collaboration to perform bariatric surgery in patients with spinal cord injuries and morbid obesity. It is the first agreement between health organizations to regularly guarantee access to these patient profiles, which is the State, a document that confirms that these surgeries are safe, guarantee quality and provide benefits for these types of patients.

Initially, the people who will be assessed will be patients between 18 and 65 years old with a spinal cord injury of more than one year of evolution and both morbid obesity without responding to previous medical-dietary treatment. After a multidisciplinary assessment (between all three, the Endocrinology/Nutrition, Digestive Surgery, Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation teams of the two centers) and a specific preoperative preparation, a t

Most appropriate bariatric surgical technique according to the characteristics of each case depending on the patient.
Amb aquest nou circuït de derivació is intended to offer a great benefit in the accessibility, quality and life expectancy of patients with spinal cord injury and morbid obesity, malalties ja per separat especially complexes, and convert the collaboration Institut Guttmann/Hospital Germans Trias in a unique initiative for this pathology at the state level. The experience of the Institut Guttmann in the care of patients with spinal cord injuries and the expertise of the Morbid Obesity Unit of the Germans Trias Hospital in the treatment of obesity have allowed us to develop this project Unique and innovative, benefiting from the advanced situation of the General and Digestive Surgery Service of the Germans Trias Hospital in robotic bariatric surgery.

First agreement with Spain to regularly offer bariatric surgery to patients with spinal cord injuries and morbid obesity
First agreement with Spain to regularly offer bariatric surgery to patients with spinal cord injuries and morbid obesity