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Summary: Today, there are three main kinds of weight loss surgery that are used to produce dramatic weight loss results. This post will elaborate on these three methods.
Millions of people struggle with weight loss. Many of us are scared of being obese because it's not seen as beautiful. However, for some people obesity is more than just a question of image – it is a matter of health. Obesity is closely linked with diabetes and can also relate to high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. Individuals facing these health conditions or who have a heightened risk of developing them must consider their weight as a vital health factor. Likewise, individuals with arthritis, back problems or hip and knee replacements will find that losing weight can significantly decrease their pain and improve their standard of living.
While a balanced diet and gentle exercise are always healthy choices, there are many times when they do not provide the weight loss results needed. In those cases, it's important to consider bariatric surgery.
Today, there are three main kinds of weight loss surgery that are used to produce dramatic weight loss results. They are
1. Gastric Bypass. This method is purely surgical and does not involve any medical implant. A basic surgery is used to restrict the part of the stomach that can take in food, thus reducing both the amount of food the individual can eat and how much of it can be absorbed by the body. The “stomach pouch” formed by the surgery effectively bypasses much of the stomach and duodenum.
2. Gastric Band. This surgery installs a special band around the stomach to substantially reduce its volume, limiting how much the patient can eat at a time and how much time the food can spend in the stomach. Although still a surgical procedure, this treatment relies on the band, not on the surgery itself, to alter the stomach's volume.
3. Gastric Sleeve. In gastric sleeve surgery, a portion of the stomach is removed. The part removed is the most stretchable, so that the stomach will not be able to hold as much. The amount of ghrelin, or appetite-causing hormone, that the remaining stomach can create is
also dramatically reduced. The remaining part of the stomach is then sealed and becomes tube-shaped. Patients will feel less hungry after the procedure, and will only have to eat a small amount of food to feel full.
Opting for bariatricsurgery is a big step and requires a commitment to following a bariatric diet afterward. Like any surgery it is not without side effects and risks. However, for some patients it can be the only way to address a risky, even life endangering problem with obesity.