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TYPES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY FOR OBESITY

Weight loss surgeries is not for everyone, a person has to meet some requirements to qualify for bariatric surgery

Consult a qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon who can do proper assessment of your obesity level and conclude whether bariatric procedure can be done to reduce weight.

Following are the few requirements to be met to qualify for bariatric surgery

  • Tried all conventional weight loss programs
  • Body mass index [BMI] of 40 or more, equivalent to 80 pounds for women and 100 pounds for men

Following are the common weight-loss surgeries

  • Roux-en- Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

Weight loss surgeries can be further classified into

Restrictive Surgeries

This involves reducing the size of the stomach which eventually slows down the digestion The smaller the stomach, more are the possibilities of eating less which leads to weight loss

Malabsorptive / Restrictive Surgeries

Here they reduce the stomach and also bypass part of digestive tract, resulting in less nutrients being absorbed by the body, this surgery type is not popular due its increased post-surgery complications