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There are many types of weight-loss surgeries, collectively known as Bariatric Surgery.
Each type of bariatric surgery has its own pros and cons. Be sure to take your doctor’s advice before going for one. Here’s a look at common types of bariatric surgery:
Which type of weight loss or bariatric surgery is best for you depend on your situation. Your surgeon will guide you considering a few factors.
Bariatric surgeries are done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life – threatening weight-related health problems, which includes:
Weight loss surgeries like Gastric Bypass surgeries are done only after you have tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits.
In general, gastric bypass and other weight loss surgeries are for those who:
But gastric bypass and weight loss surgeries are not for everyone who are severely overweight. One may need to meet certain medical guidelines to qualify weight-loss surgeries.
If you qualify the above mentioned guidelines, the medical team will give you instructions on how to prepare for your specific surgery. You may need to undergo various lab tests and exams before the surgery. You may have restrictions on eating and drinking and which medications you intake. You may be required to start a physical activity programme and to stop any kind of tobacco use.
Bariatric surgery will affect you for the rest of your life, so this is a decision that requires a lot of serious thoughts. For many people, the results are positive, but successful treatment takes dedication and commitment to a lifelong lifestyle change. Most psychiatrists will look at your understanding of the risks and complications of bariatric surgery and your desire to follow the basic recovery plans to see if bariatric surgery is right for you.
Gastric Bypass and other weight loss surgeries can provide long-term weight loss. The amount of weight you lose depends on your type of surgery and your change in lifestyle habits. In addition to weight loss, the surgery may improve or resolve conditions like:
The weight loss surgeries can also improve your ability to perform routine activities, which may help you improve your quality of life. Patients will see the best long term results if they continue to: