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In medical terms, weight-loss surgery is also called "bariatric surgery." Various weight-reducing surgical procedures are available, but they all help by limiting the amount of food you can eat. The shape and function of your digestive system are altered as... Read More

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In medical terms, weight-loss surgery is also called "bariatric surgery." Various weight-reducing surgical procedures are available, but they all help by limiting the amount of food you can eat. The shape and function of your digestive system are altered as a result of weight loss surgery and some procedures also restrict the number of nutrients that can be absorbed. This surgery can help you lose weight and manage obesity-related medical conditions. Diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and risk factors for heart disease and stroke are among these conditions.

Who performs Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric Surgeons can perform a weight loss surgery; they are doctors with advanced training in bariatric procedures.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

The following types of surgeries can help in weight loss::

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery: It divides the stomach into two unequal compartments, leaving less than 5% of the stomach usable for food consumption.
  • Laparoscopic banding: It is a procedure that involves encircling the stomach with an inflatable plastic band such as the LAP-BAND or REALIZE Band)to restrict food intake.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy: It is also known as the Gastric Sleeve, is a procedure in which approximately 85% of the stomach is removed, leaving 15% of the original capacity in a sleeve shape.
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion: It reduces the size of the stomach like gastric bypass surgery), but there is also less absorption of ingested food within the intestine.

Preparations before Weight Loss Surgery

If your doctor recommends bariatric surgery, they will work with you to develop a treatment plan. This could include the following preparations before the surgery:

  • Dietary Changes: Nutrition guidelines, vitamin supplements, and menu planning will be provided by the dietitian. Changes before and after surgery are included in these guidelines.
  • Weight Loss: Before you can have surgery, you may be encouraged or required to lose some weight through diet and exercise.
  • Stop Smoking: If you smoke, you will be asked to quit before the procedure.
  • Other therapies: You will be expected to adhere to treatment plans for other medical conditions like diabetes.

How long does Weight Loss Surgery take?

Gastric banding (LAP-BAND) and sleeve gastrectomy can be completed in 1-2 hours, whereas gastric bypass takes approximately 2-3 hours.

Risks associated with Weight Loss Surgery

The following risks are associated with Weight Loss Surgery:

  • Bleeding
  • Laparoscopic and abdominal infection
  • Potential heart and lung problems, such as blood clots
  • The intestine can be obstructed due to adhesions (scar tissue) or an internal hernia.
  • Hernias through incisions or inside the abdomen
  • Suture material rejection
  • Risks of general anesthesia

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Weight Loss Surgery Benefits

Bariatric surgery is recognized worldwide for its evident and successful weight loss effects. This treatment promotes a healthy lifestyle. Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight faster and can enable you to perform your daily activities more efficiently.

This treatment allows you to move around freely , continue several activities -such as sports- when you lose those extra unbearable pounds you have been carrying. Bariatric surgery makes a person more physically active after surgery. You might also notice the quality of your life is better.

Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

Bariatric surgery is mostly done through a laparoscopic procedure. Laparoscopic surgery usually requires only small cuts through which the procedure is performed. These small cuts take a shorter period of time to recover as compared to the large incisions made in the other surgery procedures. Patients are usually required to stay in the hospital for maximum 2 to 3 days and get back to normal activities within 3 to 5 weeks. However, surgeons strongly advise the patients to not take part in any heavy or exerting activity for three to six weeks after surgery. Following are the tips to recover quickly from bariatric surgery

  • Avoid lifting weights that are heavier than 20 to 30 pounds. Do not do push or pull motions in the first six weeks of treatment.
  • Increase your fluid intake. This surgery might make you feel tired, weak, nauseated or you may even experience  vomiting in the first few weeks. Doctors recommend you to take at least 1.5 to 2 liters of water each day.
  • Take vitamins and supplements regularly, eat a healthy diet, and make sure to see your doctor for follow-up appointments.

Weight Loss Surgery Cost

The exclusive Weight Loss Surgery cost which is offered for the patients through Marham is USD $43000.

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