The rise in popularity of bariatric, or weight loss, surgery, has led many people to research this option. There are many obvious benefits, but they must be carefully weighed against the risk. There are side effects and risks that anybody considering bariatric surgery should consider before making a decision.
It is clear to most patients that obesity surgery is a last resort. Also, weight loss surgery demands that you make major changes in your lifestyle. Patients who undergo the surgery must dramatically change the way they eat and exercise or they will gain the weight back.
Bariatric surgery is effective. The risk of death is less than one percent, and while about ten percent experience complications, that is the norm for any type of gastrointestinal surgery. The gastric sleeve procedure, one type of bariatric surgery, shown to be safer than other methods of weight loss surgery
Adjustable Gastric Banding (also known as
Lap Band) is a purely restrictive surgical procedure in which
a small band is placed around the uppermost part of the
stomach. This band divides the stomach into two portions: one
small and one larger portion.
Gastric sleeve is performed
laparoscopically and removes approximately 80 percent of the
client’s stomach along the greater curvature, leaving only a
long tube (or “sleeve”) for the new – much smaller – stomach
pouch. The new stomach pouch is then stapled, and the small
intestine is left intact.
The Gastric Balloon procedure is quite simple! While you are lightly sedated with an anesthesia, Dr. will endoscopically insert two connected, medical-grade balloons into your stomach – no incisions or scars necessary! He will then fill the balloons with a saline solution so that they take up an appropriate amount of space within your stomach..