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Gastric band surgery

Gastric band surgery is one of the most common weight-loss surgeries performed today. It is also known as laparoscopic gastric band or lap band surgery and consists of constricting the stomach to give a fuller feeling after eating less food

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Posted in Weight Loss

Medical risk map for 2016 puts Portugal with low risk

International SOS releases every year a worldwide medical rating that rates countries by their health care risk. Considering there is risk everywhere, due to many factors, many countries have a good standard of medical care and that means they pose

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Posted in News, Portugal

Hernia incidence is linked to genetics

Recent research found that there are four genes that are common to those who suffered from hernia in their lifetime. A study conducted by University of California San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente found that there are genetic modifications in patients

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Most common plastic surgery procedures

Plastic surgery is increasingly popular all over the world. The number of procedures done increases every year and no signs of deceleration emerge. There are two types of plastic surgery patients: the ones who always wanted it, and the ones

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Posted in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Medical Tourism is a growing trend among Americans

Every year it is estimated that more than 750, 000 American residents travel outside the country to seek medical care abroad, according an article of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The choice of travelling outside the country of

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Breast reduction and breast lift surgery

Breast size can affect women in various ways, whether they are too big or too small for comfort. We have previously discussed about breast augmentation for women who feel their breasts are too small. Now we will discuss when women

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Posted in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery

Weight-loss from a gastric bypass surgery doesn’t last longer unless the patient takes extra measures to live a healthy life. The decision to have a weight-loss surgery is a process that takes time and a lot of consideration. For long

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Posted in Surgery and treatments abroad, Weight Loss

The journey to weight-loss through bariatric surgery

The decision to go under bariatric surgery isn’t an easy one. From diet attempts to make the decision to have surgery, people struggling with obesity have a long journey. There are several factors to take into account when deciding about

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What is a Hernia?

Hernia is a Latin word meaning “rupture”. It is a defect located on the abdominal wall, a hole that allows the passage of abnormal intestine or other abdominal viscera. Whenever this rupture occurs, surgical hernia repair is needed. Hernias can

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Improving your vision with Laser Eye Surgery A quick and painless medical procedure, LASIK – or Laser Eye Surgery – has became one of the most popular surgeries made abroad because of its swift recovery, inexistent waiting-lists in the chosen

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Posted in Ophthalmology, Surgery and treatments abroad