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Which Weight Loss Surgery is Right for You?


Obesity is a very dangerous condition that poses a number of critical health risks. Most overweight people have tried several solutions to reduce extra weight, including a doctor-supervised diet and an exercise program and modified eating habits. When these ordinary methods fail, more drastic approaches such as weight loss surgery are sometimes needed, especially if
there are secondary medical conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.) involved. There are many types of surgical procedures to help people who are overweight to lose weight to a decent size. This article discusses some popular ways.
Gastric bypass is a procedure that many people hear, even though they may not fully understand the details of the procedure. In this weight-loss surgery operation, the doctor divides the stomach into two parts (usually called 'pockets') of different sizes, one of which is significantly smaller than the other. Both bags remain connected to the small intestine, although the way they are reconnected varies depending on the specific gastric bypass method used. Because the stomach is functionally smaller after this type of surgery, the patient cannot physically eat as much as before and starts losing weight very quickly.
Another option for those who are investigating weight loss surgery is something called laproscopic gastric banding. Often referred to as lap-band surgery, this procedure is done by placing a tire that can be blown and filled with salt around the stomach to be squeezed into two parts that are connected by a narrow channel. To get a clearer picture of lap-band, just imagine when you squeeze a balloon in the middle until the air moves to the end. Your hands that function as salt-filled tires in this visual exercise control the width of the channel connecting the two parts. The stronger the grip of your hand, the smaller the channel. Loosen a little and the channel becomes wide. This is what lap-band weight loss surgery is doing to the stomach, which greatly limits the amount of food you can eat.
Other types of weight loss surgery include vertical banding gastric, biliopankreatic diversion and arm gastrectomy. This last type is the latest procedure that takes a drastic approach by removing about 75% of the stomach. This of course reduces the quantity of food that can be digested thus allowing patients to lose their weight.
Weight loss surgery is a decision that is not taken easily. You should consult with a specialist who can be with you to see all the different options and list the strengths and weaknesses of each option. Almost all of these operations are very risky and can cause serious complications (including death), but also help you control your weight and allow you to start a much healthier life. You must consider the risks versus benefits because they will apply according to your situation and with the help of your doctor's advice and input from the people closest to you, to make a mature decision.

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