Safe Weight Loss Surgery
In order to reduce excess weight when obese, one can carry out several procedures. The procedures are all referred to as bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery. Some of the procedures carried out in bariatric surgery include minimizing the size of one’s stomach through the use of a gastric band, removing a portion of one’s stomach or re-routing and resecting the small intestines into a small pouch in the stomach. Some of the benefits one is likely to experience upon undergoing these procedures include loss of weight on a long-term basis, reduced risk factors in the cardiovascular system, enhanced diabetes recovery, enhanced fertility and pregnancy rates, improved psychological health as well as reduced rate of mortality by at least half. Bariatric surgery involves various procedures which include blocking procedures, restrictive procedures as well as mixed procedures.
In restrictive surgeries, one of the most common surgery carried out is the lap band surgery. The lap band surgery involves placing the band just below the oesophagus that is made of an Allergan material. There is usually a small port that has to be inserted just beneath the skin then a tubing and fat attached to the Allergan band which is done to ensure that the band can be adjusted appropriately after surgery. A saline substance is usually filled in the lap band till a balance between the ability to eat and restriction is achieved where it will compress around the upper area of the stomach. When one eats, the food will sit above the area where it slowly makes its way into the other part of the stomach making one feel full for a long period hence reducing the intake of food.
There are a variety of clinics that offer bariatric surgery where one can use various methods to get a suitable clinic to get the surgery. Doing some desktop research from various websites to get a suitable bariatric surgeon within your locality is one of the ways that one can follow. Another way that most people depend on is through seeking referrals and recommendations from people around you such as friends, loved ones, programs for employee assistance, the health insurer who has insured you, the clergy at your place of worship, or even the local health agencies.
There are also certain factors that one can put into consideration before going for the weight loss surgery. It is important to consider the type of weight loss surgery that one is interested in then look for a bariatric surgeon who has specialized specifically in performing the given surgery since they have the needed experience. One can as well consider a bariatric surgeon who offers support and follow up services to help the patients continue losing weight upon a successful surgery. It is important to consider one’s safety during the surgery by choosing one who has a proven record in carrying out safe surgery.