Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device (gastric banding) or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).
If you are struggling with a significant weight problem and looking for a permanent weight loss solution, we can help. We understand the many physical, emotional and psychological issues that are caused by obesity.
Severe obesity is being increasingly recognized as a major health threat. Obesity becomes “morbid” when it reaches the point of significantly increasing the risk of development of other medical illnesses & even shortening of life span. Morbid obesity is a chronic disease, meaning that symptoms build slowly over a period of time. Diet and exercise alone are seldom effective in controlling this problem. It has become increasingly clear that those with morbid obesity may not be able to get their weight under significant control on their own without surgery.
Surgical procedures designed to help treat severe obesity are gaining increasing acceptance. Of the weight loss surgeries available today, gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding are the two procedures recommended by the US National Institutes of Health.
Surgery should be considered as a last resort but the only effective resort. This site will provide valuable information about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.
Weight reduction surgery will have an effect on all aspects of your life. As you being to lose weight, the way you feel about yourself, your family and friends will change. Of course, the surgery will cause many major changes in your lifestyle and eating habits.
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