Bariatric Surgery: A New Weight & Smiles for Life
Due to the higher fat set point, it becomes difficult to lose weight even when we reduce the food intake and switch to extreme physical workouts. At those instances, Bariatric surgery is the best chance to cut fat and lose weight, for forever.
What is Bariatric Surgery
The branch of surgical procedures performed on the stomach and intestinal area aimed at achieving either a lower fat set point or reduction of food intake, to cut the extra weight for people suffering from high BMI’s. It is an effective treatment and permanent solution to reduce weight keep excess fat away from the body, for an entire lifetime.
Who Should Opt for Bariatric Surgery? (Eligibility)
Type II Diabetes Making an informed decision helps a patient to choose correct treatment. For people who observe below mentioned conditions must opt for Bariatric Surgery: • BMI is ranging between 30-40. • BMI accompanied with illness. • Failure of weight loss from dietary restriction and physical exertion • Inability to perform routine activities, due to excessive body weight.
Treatment Types of Bariatric Surgery
These surgeries are designed to either restrict the food intake or lower the fat set point in the body. A patient has an option to undergo one of the four major types of bariatric surgeries:
1st) Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
It involves adjusting and reducing the size of the stomach, where the stomach gets divided into two parts – upper part and remnant lower part. Later, both the parts are carefully connected with small intestines. The procedure has shown phenomenal results in controlling stomach’s functional volume and has shown to alter body’s physical and physiological response to food.
2nd) Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) Surgery
An adjustable inflatable device is placed in the top portion of the stomach to control the food consumption in the body.
3rd) Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
A considerable portion of stomach area (80%) is extracted using this procedure, which is extremely effective for fat reduction. 4th) Biliopancreatic Diversion with a Duodenal Switch The surgery involves reduction of at least 70% of the stomach area and rerouting of small intestines to limit the rate of fat absorption in the body.
Why Bariatric Surgery? (Benefits)
A) Safer Treatment B) Proven results in the form of weight loss C) Effective for Diabetes Type II D) Reduction of Heart-Related Diseases E) Reduction of Cancer Risks F) Reduces Hypertension G) Reduces Sleep Apnea