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How Bariatric Surgery Can Help Obese Patients Live a Better Life
How Bariatric Surgery Can Help Obese Patients Live a Better Life

Obesity is one of the leading health issues around the globe, with a high percentage of the obese patients dying at a very young age. Obese individuals also have high chances of suffering from additional diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, and even increase the chances of heart diseases. For that reason, doctors tried their best to come with the best solution that will address the problems of obesity.

A medical invention in medicine allows bariatric surgeons to guide your body towards dealing with weight loss. Bariatric surgery is one of the most important surgery programs developed to help reduce obesity cases in hospitals and clinics. The procedure is highly efficient, safe, affordable, and recommended by doctors and different governments. A bariatric surgeon would easily perform a procedure in your stomach to bypass some percentage of the stomach and intestines active during digestion.

Although not available in all hospitals and clinics, surgeons continue to learn this procedure in order to contribute to the fight against obesity and diabetes. The procedure also has four main options from which you can choose.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

There are four main types of bariatric medical surgery. These four options have different approaches towards the same problem, which is weight loss. They, however, have one common aim—that is to guide the body towards consumption of excess fat, while reducing the amount of food you need to ingest in order to feel full, in turn increasing the amount of weight you lose.

Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

This medical procedure involves reducing the amount of food you need to ingest by dividing the stomach into portions. The first part of this program involves limiting access of food from a certain part of the stomach. This means that the part of the stomach is secluded from the digestion process in efforts to reduce the amount of food digested by the stomach. To do this, the bariatric surgeon divides the duodenum and connects it directly to the distal, which is the last portion of the stomach. In doing this, the doctor only involves a quarter of the total length of the small intestines in the digestion process.

This procedure induces weight loss by reducing the amount of food your body has to digest. The little food you eat is not enough for the body to function fully, which is why the body results to consumption of extra fats, which is the cause of weight loss. It also improves sugar levels control, which in turn helps heal diabetes.

This medical bariatric procedure is safe and highly recommended since it has the highest level of success in terms of weight loss.

Gastric band

Of all medical devices, this is the most efficient device in helping patients lose weight. It involves seclusion of a huge part of the stomach from metabolic processes using an adjustable gastric band, which the bariatric surgeon uses to divide the stomach into two portion. The part above the gastric band is, as a result, the only part the body has for consumption of calories and other nutrients. This procedure reduces the level of hunger and pushes the body to consume the extra fat in your body for the normal operations of the body, which in turn causes weight loss.

This process, unlike others, does not involve any cutting of the body to insert the gastric band, and is therefore better since it leaves no marks on your body.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

This sleeve procedure is highly efficient because it helps reduce up to 50 percent of your total weight, which is mostly excess fat.

The bariatric surgery procedure involves seclusion of the biggest part of the stomach and intestines from the digestion processes. This specific type of sleeve procedure involves a bypass of more than 79 percent of the total small intestines during metabolic processes. The bariatric surgeon creates a pouch in the stomach using the intestines, to which the food you eat goes. The process therefore leaves the 79 percent of the intestines dormant. The process is therefore one of the most efficient because it highly limits the amount of food you eat, which in turn reduces the amount of fat the body digests.

This medical program ensures that your body does not store any extra fat in the body. Instead, due to the huge limitation of food ingested the body results to use of the extra fat in your body. The bariatric bypass procedure also helps reduce hunger and improve the sugar control in your body, in turn helping heal diabetes.

Gastric bypass

This type of bariatric procedure has high levels of success in helping patients dealing with obesity lose their extra weight within the shortest time possible. The medical process has three main procedures associated with it in efforts to make it successful without affecting the general metabolism.

    • First, the surgeon has to create a small part of the stomach to form a small pouch to hold the food you ingest. This medical process involves separating part of the stomach and secluding it from the digestion.

The doctor then divides the small intestine into two in order to reduce the total percentage of small intestine activity, which is mainly to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. The small intestine connected to the rest of the digestive system then connects to the pouch created in the first step.

Essentially, this process involves reducing the digestive system drastically, which reduces the production of extra fat. Just like in the other processes, the body then results to digestion of the extra fat available in the body, hence the weight loss.

Advantages of Bariatric Surgery

This medical program has a wide range of advantages that encourage obese patients to go for it.

    1. It is one of the safest medical procedures. The bypass procedure ensures that your body makes use of the excess fat in your body. This would in turn help you reduce the total weight in your body.

Bariatric surgery is an effective medical solution for all obesity patients. Once you choose this option, you experience a remarkable weight loss within a very short time.

It is also a long-term medical procedure to reduce obesity and weight loss.

Diabetes, which is very common in obese patients, is one of the diseases healed by bariatric surgery.

It is highly recommended for obese patients since it helps make them live better lives with little effort.

It is readily available in most clinics and hospitals.

Bariatric Surgery: the Path to a Healthier Life

Bariatric surgery is one of the best medical solutions developed for obese patients to help them lose weight and cure health problems associated with this condition. If you are living a life with morbid obesity and you believe that bariatric surgery is for you, Dr. Arif Ahmad can help you. He is one of the trusted bariatric surgeons providing weight loss surgical treatment in Long Island, NY. Dr. Ahmad and his medical team provides effective bariatric surgical procedures and utmost patient aftercare.

For more information about Dr. Ahmad’s and to learn more about bariatric surgical procedures, or schedule a consultation today or contact his office today to set an appointment.