What Is the Safest Form of Weight Loss Surgery?
Obesity is an epidemic not only in the United States but in the world. In the United States alone 1 in every 3 adults suffers from obesity. Today, most bariatric or weight loss surgery is performed laparoscopically and is considered some of the safest forms of surgery.
Any form of surgery comes with associated risks but in the case of bariatric surgery, the benefits almost always outweigh the risks. Today we are going to discuss different types of weight loss surgery and the safest kinds of bariatric weight loss.
RISKS OF OBESITY VS SURGERY
Historically bariatric surgery was thought to be high risk for mostly cosmetic rewards but this decades-old thinking was and is completely incorrect.
Obesity increases the risk of several diseases and serious health conditions lower an individual’s quality of life and affects and limits their ability to function physically like navigating stairs, sitting in a chair, or playing with their children. It is also connected with mental and emotional health disorders such as anxiety and clinical depression.
The risks of fatal complications from bariatric surgery are extremely rare and when compared with the risk of death from one of the many side effects (comorbidities) of obesity pale in comparison.
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery and lose weight are:
- 40% less likely to die from heart disease;
- 92% less likely to die from type 2 diabetes;
- 60% less likely to die from cancer.
Obesity is directly associated with several illnesses that require ongoing medication or medical intervention and if left untreated can lead to an untimely death. Health issues that are weight-related include:
- Type 2 diabetes;
- Coronary disease;
- High blood pressure or hypertension;
- High cholesterol and other cholesterol issues;
- Gallbladder disease;
- Osteoarthritis – a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint;
- Sleep apnea and breathing problems;
- Several different cancers.
WHY UNDERGO BARIATRIC SURGERY?
Obesity is not only a weight problem or one that shows a lack of willpower but a metabolic disease with complexity. In many cases, a patient’s metabolism is working against them while they are doing their best to follow their diet and exercise plan.
Bariatric surgery helps these patients counteract the metabolic changes their body attempts to enforce and is considered one of the most effective and safest ways to help patients with the challenges of losing weight.
According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), a patient whose body mass index (BMI) has risen above 35 has less than a 1% chance of achieving a healthy body weight and maintaining it on their own without medical intervention.
Source: https://www.ibihealthcare.com/safest-weight-loss-surgery/ You can read the complete article.
WHAT IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SURGERY PROCEDURE?
Gastric bypass has been the gold standard
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass is surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food.
The food you eat will no longer go into some parts of your stomach and small intestine that absorb food. Because of this, your body will not get all of the calories from the food you eat.
Is Gastric Bypass for me?
Gastric Bypass Surgery could be an option for you if: (1) Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity). (2) Your BMI is 35 to 39.9 (obesity), and you have a serious weight-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems. Don't know your BMI? Use our online BMI Calculator.
How Can I Schedule an Appointment for Gastric Bypass?
Visit our website: https://www.caresurgeryclinic.com/appointment to book an appointment or call us at (832)915-8140. Our League City office is located at 1507 W League City Pkwy #200, League City, TX 77573. Our caring staff will guide you throughout the process including consulting, insurance eligibility, and much more.
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