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Gastrointestinal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery Explained
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Weight Loss Surgery: Information

Weight Loss Surgery: Introduction

What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery, also referred to as bariatric surgery, gastric surgery or morbid obesity surgery, includes a range of surgical operations for the treatment of obesity.

Weight Loss Surgery - Maintains Weight Reduction

  • In a 1991 report, the National Institutes of Health concluded that weight loss surgery was a reasonable solution for some people and said, ''a major drawback to the non-surgical approach is failure to maintain reduced body weight in most patients.''
  • With drugs or diet, most patients can realistically hope to lose no more than 10 percent of their body weight - a mere 30 pounds in someone who weighs 300, for instance - and even that may not last.
  • By comparison, one study on the effects of weight loss surgery on obesity shows that 10 years after the most commonly performed bariatric operation, the gastric bypass, patients on average have maintained a loss of 60 percent of their excess weight.
  • Weight loss surgery is designed for the relief of morbid obesity, not simply for cosmetic weight loss.

Weight Loss Surgery - No Miracle Cure

Weight loss surgery has a direct impact on obesity, and is now a major method of obesity treatment, although obese patients are advised that any bariatric surgery must be accompanied by weight-related lifestyle changes in the form of diet modification and increased physical exercise. A patient's commitment to improving their eating habits, taking regular physical exercise and making other weight-related behavioral changes, is an essential element for the long term success of any weight loss surgery.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery (inc. Mini-Gastric Bypass)

Designed to reduce severe obesity, gastric bypass is a laparoscopic or "keyhole" surgery procedure, although it requires a general anesthetic.

Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction is a cosmetic weight loss surgical procedure to remove localized pockets of excess body fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. Types of liposuction surgery include: Superwet Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction and Ultrasonic Liposuction

Lap Band and Gastric Banding

Lap Band Surgery - a form of gastric banding - involves an inflatable band that is placed around the upper stomach to create a small gastric pouch. The lap band limits food digestion and creates an earlier feeling of fullness. See also: Questions About Lap Band Surgery

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck - known as Abdominoplasty - is a weight loss surgical procedure to remove excess loose skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.

See also Mini-Tummy Tuck

How Does Weight Loss Surgery Promote Weight Control?

Gastrointestinal weight loss surgery alters the normal digestive process. It closes off parts of the stomach to make it smaller. Operations that only reduce stomach size are known as “restrictive operations” because they restrict the amount of food the stomach can hold. Some operations combine stomach restriction with a partial bypass of the small intestine. These procedures create a direct connection from the stomach to the lower segment of the small intestine, literally bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients. These are known as malabsorptive operations. See also: How Weight Loss Surgery Works


Weight Loss Surgery Information

How Weight Loss Surgery Works - Morbid Obesity - Morbid Obesity Surgery
Treatment of Obesity - Bariatric Surgery Health Risks - Abdominoplasty
Gastric Banding - Gastric Bypass - Mini Gastric Bypass - Gastroplasty
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass - Roux En Y Gastric Bypass - Lap Band Surgery
Lap Band - Lap Band FAQs - Biliopancreatic Diversion - Duodenal Switch
Liposuction - Liposuction Surgery - Superwet Liposuction - Tumescent
Ultrasonic Liposuction - Tummy Tuck - Mini Tummy Tuck - Stomach Stapling

For further information about gastric bypass surgery, inc. Lap Band and Roux-en-Y, see:
Gastric Bypass Bariatric Surgery

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