Bariatric surgery is an option for the people who are suffered with severe obesity and are not able to lose weight with other methods or have severe obesity related health problems. Bariatric surgery is a type of operation that makes changes in the digestive system to lose weight. It makes stomach smaller, permit to eat and drink less at one time and feels full after having a little meal. Bariatric surgery is recommended to the teens and adults who have obesity related health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea.
There are 2 types of Bariatric surgery. In open Bariatric surgery, doctors make a single, large incision in the stomach. In laparoscopic surgery, the doctor makes few small incisions and inserts thin surgical tools through the incisions. Laparoscopic surgery is more convenient, less risky, less painful and scarring in comparison to open surgery. The patient recovers faster with laparoscopic surgery. Open surgery is recommended on certain people who have had a stomach surgery before, have high level of obesity or have specific complex medical problems.
Types Of Operations
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
- Gastric sleeve surgery/sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric bypass
- Duodenal switch (rarely used)
Benefits Of Bariatric Surgery
- Helps in lose weight
- Becomes physically more active
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Decreases high blood pressure problems
- Improve fertility
- Eliminate problems related to sleep apnea
- Blood clots
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