Learn More About Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

By Walter Snyder

Having obesity or overweight characteristics is a stressing condition to an individual. These conditions are also associated with chronic disorders and illnesses as well as physically unfitness. This lowers personal self-confidence and self-esteem. These conditions can, however, be reversed if you undergo bariatric weight loss surgery. This procedure uses various techniques with the aim of reducing the volume that the entire alimentary canal can hold mainly in the stomach region.

Following this procedure, weight loss is achieved since the volume of the food taken is controlled by the reduced stomach size. At the same time, malabsorption of the nutrient is stimulated through other procedures in order to reduce abnormal weight gain. This can also be performed through hormonal manipulation where digestion hormones are deactivated. Mostly, these techniques under bariatric surgery are laparoscopic in nature.

Some of the most known and common techniques under this surgery include sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancreatic diversion, gastric bypass, duodenal switch and adjustable gastric band among others. The effectiveness of each technique relies on the medical practitioner performing it, the patient response to the procedure and other biological factors found in the body.

Gastric bypass is performed in order to reduce the amount of food that the stomach can hold as well as inhibiting release of certain hormones. The upper and lower stomach surfaces are reduced making the upper pouch small therefore holding small food volumes. Formation of this smaller pouch is effective in that the amount held is relatively low reducing the digestive system activities and eventually reducing the body mass.

The advantage of this gastric bypass procedure is that there is better safety since the hormones that cause cravings as well as stimulating hunger are minimized. This procedure is also great for dealing with overweight and diabetes 2. At the same time, body energy expenditure is also effective. Nevertheless, this procedure is usually complicated and may cause serious problems and complications. Again, mineral absorption and vitamins are reduced. The procedure is also associated with long recovery and healing period, and the patient must adhere to certain diets.

In addition, sleeve gastrectomy is performed on one side of the stomach leaving a banana-shaped pouch where ingested food is stored. Hunger suppression and satiety are some of the aspects that this technique properly address. It is an ideal method for blood sugar regulation. The main disadvantage of the technique is that there is no reversing after you have undergone the procedure. It is also liable to early complications.

The gastric band which is adjustable is another technique employed under this procedure. The size of the stomach is reduced aster an inflating band is fixed on the organ to create a smaller pouch. The main merit is that the size can be either increased or decreased due to adjustability characteristic. It is one of the most effective methods of reducing stomach size.

The main demerit is that its effectiveness is low, you also need to adhere to dietary regulations. Foreign materials may also cause allergic conditions. There are also other techniques such as biliopancreatic diversion, gastric bypass and duodenal switch under this procedure.

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