There are many forms of bariatric surgery, but they all aim to shrink the stomach to help the patient lose dramatic amounts of weight.

Bariatric surgery is an operation on the digestive system to help an obese person lose weight. The surgery restricts calorie intake by reducing the size of the stomach. Some types of bariatric surgery restrict the size as well as absorption of nutrients. Regardless of the approach, a successful bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss. 

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Why Is A Bariatric Surgery Done?

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Bariatric surgery helps obese people lose weight by reducing the capacity of their digestion and appetite. A person with a body mass index of 30 or more is considered obese. Other factors like muscle mass and waist circumference also factor into a diagnosis of obesity. 

People consider bariatric surgery when the BMI is 40 or above. It might also be recommended for people with a BMI between 30 and 40 if they also have diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, fatty liver, or sleep apnea.

Obesity can cause a variety of long-term health issues including:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • liver disease
  • digestive issues
  • incontinence
  • sleep apnea
  • back pain
  • osteoarthritis
  • psychological issues

Obesity is a major health problem worldwide, and bariatric surgery provides the most significant and sustained weight loss solution for obese patients. Nevertheless, patients should consider bariatric surgery only after exhausting other options for weight loss like dieting, exercise, and drug treatments.

The solutions/procedures we offer are administered by a five-start team that tailors each surgery and experience to the patient.

What Happens When You Get Bariatric Surgery?

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Bariatric surgery involves creating a small stomach pouch that is limited in size, typically by stapling or vertical banding. This limits the amount of food that can be eaten. Additionally, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch, allowing food to bypass part of the digestive system.

How Much Weight Do You Have to Lose for Bariatric Surgery?

The amount of weight you have to lose for bariatric surgery depends on the patient. Some patients are required to lose 10 percent of their weight before the procedure is performed, while others may only need to lose 15 to 20 pounds. Pre-surgery weight loss helps to reduce the risk of complications.

Who Cannot Have Bariatric Surgery?

Patients who have any of the mentioned issues or health conditions cannot do bariatric surgery. People with eating disorders, a history of blood clots, and heart problems are not eligible candidates for bariatric surgery, due to the risk of complications associated with the procedure. Additionally, any other health condition which could be exacerbated by the surgery could also disqualify a patient from undergoing the surgery.

Here’s what we have to offer:

πŸ‘‰ Gastric Sleeve
πŸ‘‰ Gastric Bypass
πŸ‘‰ Duodenal Switch
πŸ‘‰ Gastric Balloon

To dig into the specifics visit our website where we take you through each procedure, the advantages and the disadvantages. A great place to start to see if bariatric surgery could be a weight loss solution for you. If it seems like a fit, you can schedule your consultation or register for a virtual presentation right from our site. We make it easy because we’re so passionate about helping you find a long-term solution for your health and quality of life…