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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Meaning and Benefits
Obesity is associated with the development of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Obesity can be treated medically and surgically.
Medical treatment, however, is not that effective as the weight loss is small while the patients tend to regain most of the weight. Surgery tends to be more effective and offers a number of options such as Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Banding.
Meaning of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
This weight-loss surgery is both restrictive and mal-absorptive. Surgeons, through stapling, create a new, small stomach; this is the restrictive state in this surgery. The outcome from this newly created stomach then directly empties into the lower portion of the small intestine. Did you notice that surgeons also ensure that a major portion of the small intestine is avoided so that body does not absorb nutrients? This surgery, by all means, is more effective in helping a patient shed his/her extra weight. The patient, however, should consult his/her surgeon about the possible complications associated with the surgery so that he makes a logical decision.
This surgery is called a laparoscopic surgery because surgeons do not make large incision to perform the operation; they instead make a few, small cuts on the body to be able to insert their equipment inside. Technology has surely improved each and every dimension of human life.
Besides laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, patients have several other options available to shed the extra pounds from their bodies; the choice of right treatment largely depends on the circumstances of each case.
Here are the Benefits of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass:
The surgery can be performed without making large cuts
Quite helpful in inducing weight-loss
Success rates are high
Increased Self Esteem
Higher Energy Levels
The surgery also helps in combating with other diseases
Now that you can see the surgery is quite beneficial for the obese, the next step is to decide on a hospital and/or surgeon. There are numerous hospitals around, but, you should choose the one which has the required expertise and infrastructure to carry out weight loss surgeries. Once you decide on the hospital, the next step is to make an appointment with the surgeon and make yourself familiar with the possible risk factors associated with the surgery.
Last but not the least, the patient should never dream about overnight miracles; the surgery may take up to one year to show its complete results.
Dr. Atul N.C. Peters is a leading
in India. His particular areas of expertise include Advanced Laparoscopic GI Surgery,
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
. Make an appointment with him for obesity weight loss surgery.