What Is Bariatric Surgery?
There are so many people who are suffering from obesity and related conditions. Diet and exercises alone will not help these people lose weight effectively. This is why doctors are in search of methods to treat people suffering from excessive obesity. Bariatric surgery is a highly successful technique to help such people lose weight effectively. There is clear evidence to suggest that bariatric surgery reduces excessive obesity related deaths. This article highlights some important facts about bariatric surgery. Surgeon Center allows you to find doctors and medical professionals in your area. Visit them online here: http://surgeon.center/
Bariatric surgery is based on the principle of restricting the food intake, and decrease the absorption of food in the intestines. The digestive process begins in a person’s mouth with the saliva and other important digestive secretions acting on the food once it is chewed. This mixture reaches the stomach thereafter. Digestive juices and other enzymes are secreted from the stomach wall to break down the food. Calories and nutrients are absorbed into the blood during the process. The digestive process becomes much faster thereafter. The digested food moves to the first part of the small intestines where the food is mixed with pancreatic juices and bile. Bariatric surgery intervenes to restrict the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed during this process. This helps a person lose weight quite effectively.
The body mass index (BMI) plays a vital role in deciding whether bariatric surgery is required for a person to lose weight. BMI is determined with regard to a person’s weight in relation to his or her height. A BMI of over 40 kg/m2 is clinically described as severe obesity. Even a figure of 35 kg/m2 is taken as the border figure when a person is having other severe health conditions. When a person is suffering from health issues such as severe obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, type-2 diabetes or arthritis, the FDA approves the use of bariatric surgery a.k.a. gastric band surgery for patients with a BMI of 30 kg/m2.
There are several categories of bariatric surgeries that can be performed. The surgery can be performed using an open approach or a laparoscopy approach. The open approach is done by cutting open the abdomen. During the laparoscopy approach, small surgical instruments and a camera are guided into the abdomen through half-inch incisions. The latest technology allows to perform bariatric surgery using the laparoscopic method. It has many advantages compared to the open approach. Less tissue damage and a fewer post operational complications are some of the main advantages during this process.
Four types of gastric band surgeries are performed today. Adjustable gastric banding (AYB), Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), Biliopancreatic diversion including a duodenal switch (BPD-DS) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are these four methods. Your doctor is the best person to decide on the most appropriate procedure for you. The doctor will check your medical history, eating habits, health conditions related to obesity and previous stomach surgeries before deciding on the best gastric band surgery procedure for you.
The aforementioned is a comprehensive overview of using bariatric surgery for effective weight loss. We serve: Annapolis, Annapolis Junction, Baltimore, Beltsville, Bowie, Burtonsville, Clarksville, Columbia, Crofton, Dundalk, Edgewood, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Essex, Fairland, Ferndale, Gaithersburg, Gambrills, Germantown, Glen Burnie, Greenbelt, Halethorpe, Hanover, Hyattsville, Kemp Mill, Lake Arbor, Lanham, Laurel, Lutherville-Timonium, Milford Mill, Mitchellville, Montgomery Village, Olney, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Redland, Reisterstown, Rockville, Rossville, Severn, Silver Spring, Towson, Wheaton-Glenmont, White Oak, and Woodlawn. Visit our locations here: http://surgeon.center/baltimore/