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.
Bariatric Surgeons can perform a weight loss surgery; they are doctors with advanced training in bariatric procedures.
The following types of surgeries can help in weight loss::
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:
Gastric banding (LAP-BAND) and sleeve gastrectomy can be completed in 1-2 hours, whereas gastric bypass takes approximately 2-3 hours.
The following risks are associated with Weight Loss Surgery:
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.
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