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C.I.O.L Comprehensive Center on Obesity and Laparoscopy
Welcome to C.I.O.L Medical Center
C.I.O.L, Comprehensive Center on Obesity and Laparoscopy has the best solution. For peace of mind and confidence, our medical team consists of highly trained surgeons and are experienced in geriatric surgery, having practiced both in Bolivia and abroad.
Our Medical Team
Undergoing major surgery is a decision that requires be in good hands. For your peace of mind and confidence, our medical team consists of highly trained surgeons, they are experienced in geriatric surgery, having practiced both in Bolivia and abroad.
Head of Medical Team
Dr. Fernando Urquizo, L. he is an Obesity Surgeon, General Surgeon, and specialized in Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgery.
We also count with a complete medical deparment for your confort, our medical team consists in a Psychologist - Endocrinologist - Nutritionist - Plastic Surgeon.
What is Obesity?
Obesity occurs as a result of food in quantity or quality than the needs of the individual, the person eats more calories than may burn, and these are stored in the body as fat. The BMI is the relationship between weight and height of a person. When the BMI is between 30 and 35 the person is overweight. Between 35 and 40 Obesity is serious and above 40 is considered morbidly obese or supergrave.
ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND
The morbidly obese are grave and serious risk of respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, cardiac, possibility of cancer, arthritic disorders of the extremities and the lumbar region, diabetes, hypertension, gastro-esophageal reflux, uric acid, urinary incontinence or hormonal disorders. Finally we can not forget the psychological impact that obesity leads to: lack of self esteem, insecurity, depression, etc..
There are several forms of nonsurgical treatment, such as diet, exercise, drugs, which tend to give temporary solutions.
Given the failure of the treatment options and dietary endocrine therapy-surgical option exists as the only effective treatment and demonstrated permanent and stable results, this treatment is bariatric surgery.
Comprehensive Treatment of Obesity
Comprehensive Center on Obesity and Laparoscopy C.I.O.L, is made up of psychologists, surgeons, endocrinologists, plastic surgeons and nutritionists who perform a comprehensive treatment of one year, to give a final solution to obesity.
Bariatric surgery is considered as a safe and effective for the treatment of overweight difficult to control. The general principle of this surgery is to reduce gastric capacity, which causes the feeling of fullness with very small amounts of food and thus the patient loses the excess of weight gradually. The methods used are:
After the operation the patient loses weight gradually until the second year after surgery, with a total life change and improved.
GASTRIC BYPASS: $15,000 USD
ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND: $7,000 USD
GASTRIC SLEEVE: $8,500 USD
Visit La Paz And Surroundings
C.I.O.L invites you to take advantage of your stay in La Paz and visit the city of La Paz, Lake Titicaca or Yungas Paceños, at no additional cost.