Weight Loss Surgery and its Types

Overview 

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The weight loss surgeries are meant to reduce the weight by cutting down the fat deposits and reducing the food intake in the stomach causing the weight loss. It can therefore reduce the nutrients and calories intake in your body, which brings in the weight loss results in the body. The weight loss surgeries are of different types. These are often seen bringing out the hormonal changes in order to give you the needful. A majority of weight loss procedures today are carried out with the minimally invasive approaches. These include the common ones like gastric bypass surgery, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic procedure and sleeve Gastrectomy. Let’s check these out as under:

 Gastric Bypass Surgery

These procedures are also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, which are among the most preferred ones. The gastric bypass surgery works on several mechanisms. First one is very much similar to most bariatric procedures, which are newly created stomach pouch that are considerably smaller and expedites good amount of smaller meals that translates over the less calories consumed options. Also, due to less digestion of food with small stomach pouch in it, there is a segment intestine that would usually absorb calories and nutrients to see the needful. This procedure has a number of benefits, which include long terms weight loss results, limits the food that retains weight loss and have less number of things to be done to maintain the results. As far as demerits are concerned it is a complex procedure to consider and may lead to vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

Laparoscopic Banding 

This weight loss surgery works on a laparoscopic approach, which is among the minimally invasive procedures for obesity treatment. It is done with small size incisions along with inserting the laparoscope that carries the camera in it giving the doctor the proper image of inside thus helping him or her to carry out the procedure. The surgeon leaves behind a small pouch that will restrict the food intake in your body, which will eventually help in losing the weight. This procedure has a number of benefits, which others may not have, which include small size incisions over the stomach area, simpler surgery procedure, faster recovery and other similar benefits, which give both the surgeons and patients to consider the laparoscopic banding.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure deals with removing a good amount (80 percent of stomach) leaving behind the banana shape tubular pouch. Again unlike the above procedures, this can be carried out with different mechanisms. Mostly, the procedure is carried out by inserting a stomach pouch that holds a good amount of small volume than the normal ones that help in reducing good amount of food intake. The greater is the restriction of food the better is the result of the surgery. This procedure has a number of benefits, which include restricting the amount of food inside the stomach, it needs small amount of hospital stay and lastly it gives the most favorable chances one needs. As far as the demerits are concerned, it is non reversible procedure, which has the risk of giving long term vitamin deficiencies.

Biliopancreatic Diversions

This procedure is also known with two components  -first comes in the form of smaller and tubular stomach pouch that is created by simply removing the portion of the stomach, which is very much similar to the idea of sleeve Gastrectomy. The next portion of the surgery deals with a large portion of a small intestine that has to be bypassed. This procedure has a number of benefits, which include getting the best results as compared to the above procedures, it helps the patients to consume the normal meals, it reduces the absorption of fat by 70%, it causes favorable changes in the gut hormones in order to reduce appetite. Talking about the demerits, it is among the complex procedure to consider and it requires longer hospital stay.

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Conclusion

These are among the different types of weight loss surgeries, which can be considered to get rid of the extra weight with ease and care.

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