BCM (Body Composition Monitor)
A BCM measurement to determine non-fat mass, fat mass and bodily fluid allows for the visualisation of any changes/improvements in body composition through changes in diet and exercise.
While lying down, two electrodes are placed on the back of the hand and on the back of the foot on the same side of the body. The water content in the two tissues (non-fat and fat mass) is determined by a low alternating current, thus providing information about the body composition. It is well known that weight is not always the right measure when weight loss is desired, especially when the patients/clients have begun muscle training.
We can settle invoices for BCM via basic health insurance on the basis of a medical prescription if you have one of the indications defined by santésuisse and FMH.
ECAL (Energy Testing System - metabolic analyser)
ECAL is a device for measuring the energy requirement while sitting (basal metabolic rate).This can serve as the basis for a change in diet and exercise.
The measurement takes 5-8 minutes and is carried out while sitting. You will be given a nose clip and a personal mouthpiece through which you breathe out.
We can settle invoices for ECAL via basic health insurance (the mouthpiece costs CHF 10) on the basis of a medical prescription if you have one of the indications defined by santésuisse and FMH. Otherwise, the measurement costs CHF 120 + CHF 10 for the mouthpiece.
We offer this measurement at the Centre for Bariatric Surgery.
Genetic analysis cannot provide information about the presence or risk of a disease, but it allows for a personalised change of diet with regard to:
- Fat and carbohydrate metabolism
- Regulation of satiety and hunger
- Loss of muscle mass with weight loss
- Ratio of required strength and endurance training
For this analysis, saliva samples are taken with the help of cotton swabs. In the lab, the genes are extracted and the desired gene sections examined.
Genetic testing is not covered by basic insurance. We offer this test at the Centre for Bariatric Surgery.