Important Facts On Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Publié par hamza lion mercredi 4 mai 2016

By Sarah Johnson


Lifestyle changes are the most widely recommended options for weight loss in New York. The major advantage that these methods have over other options are that they are cheap and devoid of side effects. The main downside is that it takes a considerable amount of time before their beneficial effects are evident. Bariatric weight loss surgery is usually the most effective approach if one intends to lose a significant proportion of their weight in a short period of time.

Bariatric surgical operations are also known as restrictive operations. This is because they generally work by limiting the amount of food that the stomach can hold at any given point in time. Less nutrients are delivered to the body tissues. Most of these nutrients are used in the provision of energy with very few calories ending up as stored fat. The end result is rapid loss of weight.

Gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy are the main forms of bariatric operations offered in most centers. There is a difference in the manner in which each of them is performed but the effect is largely the same (both result in a significant reduction in the stomach volume). The main difference between them is that gastric banding can be reversed while sleeve gastrectomy cannot.

Gastric banding is performed by placing a silicon based band on the stomach upper portion (also known as fundus). This is achieved through minimal surgical access using an instrument known as a laparoscope. The incisions made are quite small hence there is rarely any need to worry about excessive bleeding or unsightly scars later on. The lower stomach portion forms a small pouch whose capacity is about an ounce of food.

A long plastic tube connects the band to an accessible area under the skin. The role of the tube is to help regulate the compression exerted on the stomach by the tube which effectively increases or reduces its size. This is achieved by injecting or withdrawing a small amount of water (or saline) from the tube. When the saline is injected the size reduces, and when it is withdrawn the compression reduces and the stomach size increases.

One may suffer from a number of side effects after undergoing this surgery. They include nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, minor bleeding and infections. One of the interventions that can be used to reduce the incidence of nausea and vomiting is through reducing the compression by the band so that the stomach size is slightly increased. Readjustments can then be done slowly until the desired size is attained.

Sleeve gastrectomy is an operation in which surgical resection of the stomach is done to reduce its size by as much as 80%. The resultant stomach is a tubular structure that reduces the transit time of food hence reduced absorption of nutrients. The other benefit is that one experiences early satiety and consumes a lot less as a result. The side effects associated with the procedure are similar to those of banding.

Recovering from the operation takes just a few weeks. One can resume their regular diet after about two weeks. The results vary from one person to another due to a number of factors. These include the surgical technique used, the magnitude of the problem, complications and so on. To increase the chances of success, you will be well advised to adopt a change in lifestyle as well.




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Important Facts On Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

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By Sarah Johnson


Lifestyle changes are the most widely recommended options for weight loss in New York. The major advantage that these methods have over other options are that they are cheap and devoid of side effects. The main downside is that it takes a considerable amount of time before their beneficial effects are evident. Bariatric weight loss surgery is usually the most effective approach if one intends to lose a significant proportion of their weight in a short period of time.

Bariatric surgical operations are also known as restrictive operations. This is because they generally work by limiting the amount of food that the stomach can hold at any given point in time. Less nutrients are delivered to the body tissues. Most of these nutrients are used in the provision of energy with very few calories ending up as stored fat. The end result is rapid loss of weight.

Gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy are the main forms of bariatric operations offered in most centers. There is a difference in the manner in which each of them is performed but the effect is largely the same (both result in a significant reduction in the stomach volume). The main difference between them is that gastric banding can be reversed while sleeve gastrectomy cannot.

Gastric banding is performed by placing a silicon based band on the stomach upper portion (also known as fundus). This is achieved through minimal surgical access using an instrument known as a laparoscope. The incisions made are quite small hence there is rarely any need to worry about excessive bleeding or unsightly scars later on. The lower stomach portion forms a small pouch whose capacity is about an ounce of food.

A long plastic tube connects the band to an accessible area under the skin. The role of the tube is to help regulate the compression exerted on the stomach by the tube which effectively increases or reduces its size. This is achieved by injecting or withdrawing a small amount of water (or saline) from the tube. When the saline is injected the size reduces, and when it is withdrawn the compression reduces and the stomach size increases.

One may suffer from a number of side effects after undergoing this surgery. They include nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, minor bleeding and infections. One of the interventions that can be used to reduce the incidence of nausea and vomiting is through reducing the compression by the band so that the stomach size is slightly increased. Readjustments can then be done slowly until the desired size is attained.

Sleeve gastrectomy is an operation in which surgical resection of the stomach is done to reduce its size by as much as 80%. The resultant stomach is a tubular structure that reduces the transit time of food hence reduced absorption of nutrients. The other benefit is that one experiences early satiety and consumes a lot less as a result. The side effects associated with the procedure are similar to those of banding.

Recovering from the operation takes just a few weeks. One can resume their regular diet after about two weeks. The results vary from one person to another due to a number of factors. These include the surgical technique used, the magnitude of the problem, complications and so on. To increase the chances of success, you will be well advised to adopt a change in lifestyle as well.




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