If you think you look morbidly obese, chances ensue that bariatric surgery would have to be one effective therapy for you to look and feel normal. The advantage of bariatric surgery include curtailing obesity-related diseases, lowering of body weight and enhancement of quality of life. Most of the bariatric surgery is done laparoscopically i.e. following keyhole approach. When you go for bariatric surgery, it will not alter the cosmetic appearance and would prove to be a lifesaving surgery in the long run.
For bariatric surgery most of the treatment centers recommend having a BMI of 32.5 to 37.4 with obesity related diseases. At times the overall BMI come to be less than 32.5 and the fat is concentrated only over the abdomen which proves to be equally harmful for health.
If your waist measurement remains more than 35.4” in males and31.5” in females you could go for this type of surgery. Now that you have decided to go in for bariatric surgery, you must ensure that you must have acquainted yourself of different types of bariatric surgeries.
Types of bariatric surgeries
Laproscopic sleeve gastrectomy –In this type of surgery the focus remains in reducing the size of stomach in an effort to give it a required shape of a sleeve. This will help in restricting food intake and reducing hunger. Thus a person may perhaps feel full quickly, which will lead to weight loss. In this type of surgery patient has to spend only two days in hospital. A person in laproscopic sleeve gastrectomy will end up losing up to 75% excess body weight.
Laproscopic adjustable gastric banding – This type of surgery also aims to encourage reduced food intake enabling weight loss. The procedure includes placing an adjustable balloon around the stomach giving it the hour glass shape, this step reduces food intake and enables weight loss. The success of this surgery rely on proper adjustment of the band and strict control of high calorie liquids and sweets. In Laproscopic adjustable gastric banding a person has to stay in hospital for overnight and a person can achieve 55% of excess body weight.
Laparoscopic gastric bypass – In this surgery the aim remains to reduce the size of stomach so as to restrict food intake. It also changes the digestion by causing malabsorbtion owing to bypass of part of the intestine. A person in Laparoscopic gastric bypass stay in the hospital for two nights and achieve 85% weight loss.
A majority of bariatric surgeries lead to drastic weight loss. When you achieve weight loss it improves or remit diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and significant reduction in the occurrence rates of heart attack, stroke or cancer.