Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss and Improved Health
Medical problems are a result of many things, including being overweight. A person is considered obese when their weight is 20% or more above normal weight. Medical concerns triggered by obesity significantly affect the quality of life one lives and the financial implications of it.
The financial part becomes a burden when the individual has to purchase a variety of medications to be able to handle their weight, which can be detrimental to both their lively hood and health. Bariatric surgery is usually considered when a sustainable healthy diet, physical exercise, and lifestyle changes are not working or severe health problems arise due to weight. It has been proven by specialists to be a very effective treatment for excessive weight loss.
It is also proven to resolve substantial medical issues like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and many others. Some procedures tend to reduce how much one can eat, others reduce the absorption of nutrients by the body, while others do both.
Severe obesity is a serious and problematic issue affecting the well-being of people living in the United States and worldwide. Extreme obesity can contribute to several health complications and even shorten life. Individuals who have tried dieting with no success may contemplate having bariatric surgery.
The surgery involves specific procedures that decrease the amount of food consumed. This occurs due to functional and hormonal changes leading to significant weight loss. This procedure will help individuals manage related health issues better or even resolve them while reclaiming their self-confidence preservation and happiness.
Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss and Improved Health
Many people have benefited from this surgery by helping them reduce their weight and live healthier lives. Those who have undergone bariatric surgery can control what they eat and lose weight consistently, thus returning to healthy living. As a result, previous health problems, including high blood pressure and high sugar levels, are easily controlled and lowered.
Some other issues, like heart conditions and joint pains, can be monitored and controlled as well. Several different procedures can be offered to guarantee an excellent result for your surgery and one that will have a long-term effect on your weight management journey. Some of these procedures include the gastric Bypass, Orbera Intragastric balloon, sleeve gastrostomy, laparoscopic adjustment, and the biliopancreatic division with duodenal switch.
Your surgeon, Dr. Luciano Fiszer, from Elite Surgical in Miami, has the required experience, training and necessary guideline to provide optimal care during and after your surgery to relish the benefits of good health and longer life ahead.
Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy
This procedure used to be very common, but now things are different. Firstly the stomach is divided into two sections, the upper and the lower, creating a small pouch. Then the tiny intestines are separated and repositioned, which allows less to pass through.
This procedure causes a hormonal change in the body, reduces the amount of nutrient absorption, and ultimately leads to significant loss of weight & improvements in medical conditions. The surgery is done with the new technology and assures the patient a 70% effective rate.
Gastric bypass ensures weight loss by basically altering how the body handles food. The stomach capacity is smaller, which makes someone complete with little food eaten.
Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure to reduce weight. More than half of the stomach is removed, leaving a tube-like structure about the shape of a banana. There is also hormonal change that occurs with the reduction of the size of the stomach, which limits the amount of food consumed and causes significant weight loss.
Other than the benefits mentioned above, like high blood pressure, it helps to reduce the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, cancer, stroke, and infertility. This procedure has been very common in recent year cause of its additional benefits.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
Also known as Lap Band, this procedure is very restrictive. It involves placing a gastric band on the upper part of the stomach to form a pouch-like sac, which in turn restricts too much eating and promotes weight loss. Making small insertions to access the stomach, which is more accessible, does the procedure and the recovery period is short.
The band can then be adjusted through an access point on the skin. It is mainly done for a patient with extreme obesity where the non-surgical method was unsuccessful.
Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
This is a high-risk procedure that involves the removal of parts of the stomach leaving the pylorus section. The pylorus is a valve that controls food drainage to the intestines from the stomach.
The body has a difficulty in absorbing the necessary food and nutrients that are required, thus causing long-term health issues like bowel obstruction, gallstones, low blood sugar, and many others. Individuals who go through this process are expected to take mineral supplements and vitamins for the rest of their lives, which can be very costly.
Orbera Intragastric Balloon
This procedure, the Orbera Intragastric balloon, is a saline-filled balloon that is inserted into the patient’s stomach in endoscopy through the patient’s mouth. The balloon fills up the patient’s abdomen, making them full after consumption of very little food. Even the calories absorbed by the body are much fewer, making the process of weight loss faster.
After a certain period, the balloon is removed via endoscopy, a procedure done quickly. It is usually done to patients will less severe obesity issues. Bariatric surgeons efficiently perform the procedure and the healing time is very minimal.
Dr. Luciano Fiszer determines the best procedure for the patient to aid in their weight loss journey and maintain the weight achieved long term. With multiple accomplishments, certifications in advanced practices, and years of relevant experience, Dr. Luciano’s bariatric Miami practice, Elite Surgical, will see that the procedure is tailor-made to the patient’s needs. This is with further extensive pre- and post-surgery guidelines and care that should be followed for a full recovery.