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Tijuana will host the International and State Congress of Bariatric Surgery B.E.S.T.

Tijuana will host the XX B.E.S.T. (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery Trends) within the framework of the II International Congress of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Diseases of the CCBEMBC, from December 8 to 10, at the facilities of the Gran Hotel Tijuana, which will bring together the most outstanding professionals in the field nationwide and international.

The foregoing was announced during the press conference of the Tijuana Tourism and Conventions Committee (Cotuco), in which the organization's treasurer, Dr. Karim Chalita Rodríguez, recognized that both Health Tourism and Business Tourism, They are two of the sectors that generate the most economic benefits for the region and an influx of at least 400 professionals is expected for this congress.

He affirmed that for several years this city has generated a lot of interest for holding events, not only nationally, but also internationally, since there are many attractions that they take into account when choosing the venues for their conventions, hence the committee support these works.

For his part, the Vice President of the College of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Diseases of the State of Baja California, Dr. Alberto Michel Macareno, explained that it is a congress that is characterized by its high scientific quality that has managed to cross borders since it has been carried out carried out in different regions of the world, being on this occasion Tijuana the venue.

He pointed out that around 20 Bariatric surgeries and endoscopies will be carried out live via Streaming, adding that the unique characteristics of this Congress make it very attractive for all specialists involved in the multidisciplinary management of Obese Patients with or without condition. Metabolic, since it is endorsed by the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases, as well as by IFSO (International Federation of Surgery of Obesity).

"Currently, Mexico suffers from a very strong obesity problem, which is why this congress will talk about new techniques of surgical options for bariatric patients, which are providing the best results in weight loss and, above all, in disease control. ”, he raised.

He said that they will delve into the multidisciplinary approach of patients with Obesity and / or Metabolic Syndrome (Obesity + Diabetes Mellitus Type II, Systemic Arterial Hypertension and / or Dyslipidemia) with Bariatric and Metabolic surgery.

In this sense, he added that during the work, definitions, primary surgeries, the need for revision surgeries will be discussed, as well as state-of-the-art emerging technologies (Endoscopy, Intragastric Balloons) and different instruments that are added to the therapeutic management options. .

"Surgeries will be transmitted in real time from the operating rooms of hospitals in Tijuana, so we invite the medical community in general and related areas to participate in these high-level works, from the World Capital of Tourism in Bariatrics and Plastic Surgery" , affirmed the vice president of the Mexican College for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, Dr. Sergio Verboonen.

For his part, Dr. Martín Contreras from Proyekta, specified that these surgeries will be transmitted from 3 hospitals such as the Baja Hospital & Medical Center, the New City Medical Tower and the Hospital del Prado, to the headquarters, the latter being where will perform surgery via a robot.

It should be noted that the Best Congress was carried out at the initiative of Dr. Nilton Kawahara since 2002, having been born in Brazil, initially locally, and that due to its high scientific quality and specific characteristics it has managed to transcend borders.

Over the years it has remained an annual event since that date, with 19 congresses (including 2021 with an event on platforms derived from the problems derived from the Covid-19 pandemic).

Recent venues include: Lisbon (Portugal), Bruges (Belgium), Naples (Italy), Madrid (Spain), New York (USA), Montpellier (France), Manaus (Brazil), Guadalajara (Mexico 2012.

For further information on registration and everything related to this congress, those interested can call 664-8484187 and 6611286954.

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