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Weight loss surgery is the easiest way to fight obesity. It is a tool that sets the body in motion for a remarkable weight loss experience. Diet and exercise are good for eight loss but not sufficient for everybody. Weight loss surgery has proven to be an effective way to lose weight and assist with related obesity diseases like type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Bariatric surgery is a useful tool for rapid and long-term weight loss.Weight loss surgeries are categorized into three methods: restrictive, malabsorptive, a combination of both.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG): This procedure uses a minimal invasive restrictive method to remove about 80% of the stomach. This helps control hunger (by reducing ghrelin production and increasing leptin sensitivity/ improving satiety hormones), reducing caloric intake, and allowing for portion control. The gastric sleeve procedure is a reliable and long-lasting solution for obesity. The gastric sleeve’s health benefits are resolving high blood pressure, Type-2 diabetes, arthritis, infertility and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), asthma, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, headaches and migraines, back and joint pains, and others.
Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y): Using the combination method (Restrictive and malabsorptive methods), a tiny stomach pouch is created. The digestive tracts are rerouted. The gastric bypass surgery procedure is a long-term solution to weight loss with about 75% excess weight loss. The health benefits of gastric bypass surgery are resolving Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease, depression, stroke, and others.
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery: Mini gastric bypass surgery offers a simpler and safer surgery with a comparable result from gastric bypass. In this procedure, less of the digestive system is bypassed, significantly reducing the chances of complication. About 80% of excess weight is lost through this procedure. One of the health benefits of mini gastric bypass surgery is resolving Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). (same as gastric bypass)
Bariatric Revision Surgery: This is usually done when a patient gets an undesirable result, experience a reversal, or have medical complications. However, with the high success rate of bariatric surgery, it should be noted that it is just a weight-loss tool. One cannot have bariatric surgery and go back to his/her old lifestyle or eating habit. Successful surgery is usually coupled with a change of diet and regular exercise to achieve the desired weight loss. More success in switch sleeve to gastric bypass than a revisional surgery for bypass.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery – Bariatric surgery can now be achieved by just one incision through the belly button. The advanced single-incision laparoscopic sleeve surgery method has shown exciting results, with about 80% of the stomach reduced through a single incision. This method is suitable for patients with a BMI of less than 35. A good number of hunger hormones are removed under aesthetic condition. Single-Incision surgery has a faster recovery rate, and patients feel less pain.
Duodenal Switch Surgery – Using the combination method, the digestive tract is rearranged. The flow of food is separated from digestive juices. The duodenal switch uses the combination method of surgery. Gastric sleeve restriction is firstly conducted to reduce weight by 60 to 80 pounds before rerouting the intestine as in gastric bypass for further weight loss. The health benefits of duodenal switch are similar to that of mini gastric bypass surgery. This procedure is not recommended for medical tourism, if travelling from long distance you will have to stay extended time. Lighter Dream Bariatrics offers many options for your weight loss journey.
Apply for weight loss surgery in Tijuana today so a board-certified surgeon can assist you and let you know what option is best for your needs.