Bariatric & Metabollic
What is Bariatric Surgery ? What is Weight Loss Surgery for Obesity ?
Bariatric surgery (or weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Bariatric surgery helps you to lose weight by making changes to your digestive system.Most of the surgeries are now done laparoscopically through tiny incisions.
Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective intervention for weight loss we have in health care.
Some types of bariatric surgeries like Sleeve Gastrectomy make your stomach smaller, allowing you to eat and drink less at one time and making you feel full sooner.
Other bariatric surgeries like Roux en Y gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass ( MGB )also change your small intestine —the part of your body that absorbs calories and nutrients from foods and beverages.
Bariatric surgery may be an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose weight or keep from gaining back any weight you lost using other methods such as lifestyle treatment or medications.
Bariatric surgery also may be an option if you have serious health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes , Sleep Apnea, Osteoarthritis , Cardiovascular(Heart) problems & many others like PCOD, Infertility, related to obesity.
Bariatric surgery can resolve / improve many of the medical conditions linked to obesity, especially type 2 diabetes. Long-term studies show the procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a mortality reduction from 40% to 23%
Bariatric surgery, regardless of the method used, is also much safer nowadays than it was even a decade ago.
The harsh reality is that the fatter you are, the slimmer your chances of having a normal life and good health.