Bariatric Surgery is generally opted for in cases of severe obesity to reduce the life-threatening risks arising from it. Common reasons include:-
There are certain medical guidelines to qualify for anyone who wants to opt for weight loss surgery. One also must be willing to make permanent lifestyle changes in the future.
There are different ways in which a bariatric surgery may be performed –
The doctor on consultation will be able to decide the best possible method of performing the surgery as per your condition. Almost all gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures are done as “laparoscopic” surgeries. This is done by making 3-4 small holes in the abdomen and working with narrow tools so that chances of scarring are least. Gastric balloon is a non-invasive procedure for weight loss. But one has to be clear about the potential risks involved in these procedures.
Each type of surgery has different benefits and downsides.
In general, risks involved with any type of surgery may include bleeding, infection inside the belly, leaks from the incisions on the stomach or intestine, blockage or tear near the intestine, gallstones, nutritional problems, etc.
Pre-operative care for weight loss surgeries differ for different treatment options.
The surgery is normally done on an empty stomach as such you will not be allowed to eat anything at least 12 hours before the surgery.
You will have to follow a strict diet post any weight loss surgery for at least 6 months to allow the body to heal and not to stretch it because of any food. Closely following your post-surgery diet will help your body lose weight safely.
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Yes. After your surgery, you should consult a nutritionist or a food expert to learn how your diet should be. If you eat the wrong things you lessen your chances of losing weight or may end up making yourself sick.
Many people who undergo weight loss surgery find that certain health problems get better or go after they lose weight. These include: • Diabetes • High blood pressure • High cholesterol • Sleep apnea, a disorder that causes you to stop breathing for short amounts of time while sleeping
For women who are very overweight, losing weight can make it easier to get pregnant. But you should wait for at least an year after weight loss surgery. Also, you should use a method besides birth control pills to prevent early pregnancy. That’s because birth control pills might not work as well as usual in women who have had weight loss surgery.