Surgery for weight loss
Severe obesity is a chronic disease that is difficult to treat alone via diet and exercise. Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric/Obesity Surgery) is an excellent alternative for people who are excessively obese and unable to reduce weight by traditional means, or who have substantial obesity-related health concerns. By reducing food intake and, in certain cases, interfering with the digestive process, the procedure encourages weight loss. Healthy eating habits and frequent physical activity, like with other obesity therapies, produce the best benefits.
Those with a BMI of 35 or above — around 100 pounds overweight for males and 80 pounds overweight for women — may be candidates for gastrointestinal surgery. People with a BMI of 32 to 35 who have type 2 diabetes or other life-threatening cardiovascular problems, such as chronic sleep apnea or obesity-related heart disease, may also be candidates for surgery.
Obesity surgery may now be performed laparoscopically, utilising “keyhole” surgical procedures to reduce obesity. The bariatric surgeon uses fibre optic lenses and tiny devices linked to a video camera, resulting in fewer incisions, less discomfort, less scarring, and a quicker post-op recovery time. In France, a gastric band known as the MIDband® was first used in 2000. This item was designed particularly for laparoscopic implantation.
Surgery for Obesity
Obesity surgery is a more effective and scientifically established method of weight loss than diet pills. Examples of obesity surgery include gastroplasty, gastric bypass surgery, and jejunoileal bypass surgery. Because a smaller stomach produces less ghrelin (the hormone that stimulates hunger), people who have surgery can lose a significant amount of weight.