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Growing evidence suggests obesity is a disorder of the body’s intricate energy balance systems. Your body has a set point that affects your weight. If you’ve been trying to lose and maintain weight but you haven’t had any luck then considering weight loss surgery would be the best solution for you.
Bariatric surgery also known as metabolic surgery is defined as “surgical procedures performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss”. By altering the complex relationship your body has with food and its metabolism, bariatric surgery helps reset your body’s ability to effectively manage weight.
Weight Loss Surgery modifies the anatomy of the stomach and/or intestine, thereby affecting the hormonal signals and resulting in decreased appetite, increased feelings of fullness, increased metabolism, and healthier food preferences. These positive changes allow your body to lose weight without the internal fight to return to the higher set point.
Obesity is a medical condition resulting from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds your body’s skeletal and physical standards. Obesity is a complex and chronic disease with many significant causes including the genetic predisposition, eating disorders, metabolic disorders, environmental factors etc. Morbid obesity damages the body by its mechanical, metabolic and physiological adverse effects on normal bodily function putting your health at risk and dramatically increasing the chances of Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood pressure, High Level of Triglycerides, Heart disease, Arthritis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and many more.
Before you can undergo weight loss surgery, you must determine whether you meet the requirements for surgery. Your eligibility for bariatric surgery depends on your current weight, height and Body Mass Index (BMI) and on any related health problems you experience as a result of being overweight or obese.
Calculate your BMI to check if you qualify for Bariatric Surgery.
It is a restrictive procedure. The Gastric Sleeve surgery is done by creating a small sleeve of the stomach which is of the size of banana, by stapling it and rest of stomach is resected. Smaller stomach pouch curbs the amount of food intake hence giving feeling of fullness for a faster and longer time which in turn results in depletion of the fat storage
It is a restrictive and mal-absorptive procedure where a small pouch is made by cutting and stapling the stomach. The pouch is connected to the lower part of small intestine so food bypasses rest of the stomach and top of small intestine. The upper part of small intestine is connected to the lower part, so that the bile and other gastric juices digest food completely. Smaller stomach pouch restricts the amount of food eaten. The feeling of fullness is fast and sustained. Limited calories are absorbed due to small intestine bypass. As a result fat reserves are used to expend energy.
This is a restrictive and mal-absorptive procedure. Tube-shaped pouch is separated from stomach at the end of the esophagus and is attached to small intestine at six feet. Unlike this, in classic bypass small intestine is cut and there are two connections instead of one. Pouch in this case is bigger than classic bypass. It acts in the same way as classic bypass except that the intestinal bypassed is more in this than in gastric bypass which could result in increased vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, popularly known as "lap band" or "Gastric band" is a popular bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery procedure. In this procedure an inflatable silicone device or band is places around the top portion of the stomach. This helps reduce the stomach’s capacity, which is turn reduces food consumption and facilitates weight loss.
It is a non-invasive procedure in which a small deflated silicone balloon is placed inside the stomach. The balloon is then filled with sterile saline. This thus, help to reduce hunger and food intake, and aids is overall weight loss.
Each of the available Weight loss surgeries truly is a “tool” to shape “the New You” and has been shown to be very effective at producing significant and sustained weight-loss. And, it is well accepted that weight loss leads to improvement of obesity associated diseases, prolongs life and improves the quality of life.
Enlisted are some striking benefits of the Weight Loss surgery-
Minimally Invasive Procedure: All weight loss surgeries are done laparoscopically hence no scarring and recovery is quick.
Significant Weight Loss: Surgery helps you achieve immediate and sustainable weight loss.
Improves Obesity-associated Health conditions: Many life-threatening diseases like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, arthritis etc are positively controlled by up to 96% with weight loss surgery.
Prolongs Life Expectancy: Research and study have shown that there have been relative reduction in morbidity and mortality rates with weight loss surgery and the overall health of the person is greatly improved reducing the risk of premature death.
Better Quality of Life: Weight loss surgery improves the quality of life by improving the self-confidence and agility of the patients after surgery.
Safety: Weight loss surgeries carry much lesser risk with negligible complications as compared to other surgeries.
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