6 years ago the operation was held for the first time in Ukraine which is considered to be the "gold" standard of the obesity treatment in the whole world. During few months before the start the head of the department of the alimentary canal surgery and intestinal transplantation of the National Institute of surgery and transplantation named after Shalimov A. Professor Ivan Todurov formed a team of young, but already experienced, scientific specialists. MD Ivan Mikhailovich Todurov experienced the effectiveness of the method firsthand.
"Only after losing of 90 kilograms (and my weight was 180 kg), I received the whole moral right to tell others that you have to deal with an overweight. Not everyone knows that with gaining an extra weight we shorten our lives. Statistics shows that obese people live 15-20 years less than their allotted life ... Personally for me the most difficult thing during that year and a half of my weight loss was that I had to change clothes for three times. Even now the shoes I wear are two sizes smaller! But this is a mere trifle compared to the newfound health, joy of complete life and a sense of inner harmony "shares Ivan Todurov.
The Unique meeting of the outstanding specialists.
Ivan Todurov (Ukraine) and Mel Phoebe (USA) are two bariatric surgeons
who personally experienced the effect of surgical method in the fight against an obesity.
Ukrainian team of professionals is regularly invited to the international seminars and conferences devoted to laparoscopic surgery of obesity and metabolism. Thus, practitioners, scientists and surgeons from Ukraine not only share their knowledge, but also gain access to all the latest global researches on obesity.