About Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is one of the surgical methods of weight loss. In this procedure, stomach will be reduced to 25% of its normal size; by using this surgery, a large part of the stomach will be removed. And then open edges are attached together to form the tube or sleeve with the banana shape. This method permanently decreases the stomach size. This surgery is performed laparoscopically and it is not reversible.

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is the restrictive method without using any malabsorptive components that are present in other weight loss procedures. This is a fashionable procedure, in this approximately 70% of the stomach will be removed, which releases hunger hormone called ghrelin that results in a smaller, new stomach that is roughly the shape and size of a tube or sleeve. This will provide decreased appetite and increased satiety.

With this decreased stomach size, patient feels full after eating less food, takes in lesser calories, and then loses weight. Hungry hormone drive will be taken away after this surgery, so patents do not feel hungry.

Procedure:

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a very simple procedure than the gastric bypass surgery, because it doesn’t require reconnecting or rerouting the intestine. The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is performed with small incisions, and it takes about an hour to perform. Same as the adjustable gastric band, and roux-en-Y gastric bass, this procedure is conducted in minimally invasive manner through small incisions. As in this laparoscopic gastric bypass, camera, harmless gas and instruments would be utilized.

Eligibility:

Particularly this procedure is indicated for people who are at high risk for the bypass procedure, have complex surgical history or high BMI. To avoid potential risks of the foreign body, patients can also consider the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure instead of gastric banding procedure.

Advantages:

·         Stomach size will be reduced without any loss of function or anatomy change. This will result in few chances of developing lack of minerals and vitamins and eliminate the dumping syndrome in the gastric bypass surgery.

·         Almost 75% weight loss of overweight.

·         Too much decrease in the ghrelin.

·         In this no implantable band devices are used, so erosion or slippage is not a risk.

·         Surgical risks lesser than with gastric bypass surgery, but weight loss is same.

·         This is performed by using minimally invasive method, which helps in reducing the recovery time.

·         No device is used, it only requires adjustment. The band is inserted, so follow up hygiene is not as acute as it would be with band.

·         Reduces the chances of developing ulcers.

·         Fewer visits than the lap Band, because here no need for the adjustment of band size.

Recovery Period:

·         You may need to stay 2 days in the hospital.

·         You can return to your daily routine within 3-4 days.

·         Usually complete surgical recovery occurs in 7-10 days.

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18. April 2012 07:05 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Virtual Gastric Band for Weight Loss

Excess weight can affect your lives and also that will prevent you from enjoying your daily activities. Not all excess weight and weight gain would be conquered with the diet and exercise therapy. Several problems like hereditary conditions, hormonal imbalance, and lack of physical activity or poor choices of diet over a long time may lead to weight gain. So many medical conditions will be associated with overweight. Resolution or significant improvement of such conditions will be obtained by losing the excess weight.

The virtual gastric band therapy will be based on the idea of surgical gastric band. This concept can be constructed in so many ways by several hypnotherapists. Virtual gastric band is a hypnotherapy program that is designed to alter the eating habits and then help you to lose the excess weight completely in safe and natural way. By using the combination of NLP, cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy, your eating habits will be changed and then you can lose your excess weight naturally and permanently. This type of gastric banding is right for most of the people, but not for everyone. Gastric band is similar to the real gastric band; this is not an absolute solution and definitely there will be some effect on part of the patient.

Hypnosis is the attention fixation. This is a very powerful and natural way to relax the person. It is the state of Trans, through this, it is possible to pretend the sensations of having the stomach tightened, as if having the surgery. From this therapy, you can feel more satisfied and fuller, and you will begin to slow down your eating rate. This means, you have more chances to stop eating when you feel that your stomach is full. Trance is the best way that will be helpful for a person, which begins to feel better about them.

If you have failed with other weight loss programs, then virtual gastric banding is the best program for you, but only thing is you need to consult experienced person.

This is not like another diet program. This procedure changes how much you eat but not what you are eating. In this method, no expensive dietary plans or calorie counting is used, but naturally you will start to make the healthier food choices and you will be satisfied with less food at the time of having meals.

This therapy does not require any surgery, so there is no need for hospitalization and physical trauma. And you can also experience the loss of weight from the beginning of the therapy. It also reduces the cost as compared with the surgery.

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12. April 2012 11:21 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Obesity is one of the most common medical conditions in which excess fat is accumulated in the body, which may have an advanced effect on the health leading to many health problems. This has negative predisposes and implications to the diabetes, heart problem, breathing difficulty and high BP. Obese people are obviously have the disfigurement to manage with as well. Excess weight and associated co-morbidities will cause an essential burden on health care costs which may cripple entire world economics.

Morbid Obesity: This is defined as the body mass index of more than 35. This is a status of disease that could be separated from the simple over weight, in the angle that weight loss is hardly successful with the non-surgical treatments and so many patients could have serious diseases associated with that.

Treatment for obesity involves alteration in the diet control and lifestyle along with regular workouts. Additionally Obesity surgery or bariatric surgery will result in the significant weight loss in a short period of time. This treatment also has side effects like hormonal imbalances, medical problems in particular.

Surgical treatment would be recommended when the person has the motivation to abide for a difficult method and after the surgery, and the BMI is above 40 or 35 with more than two co-morbidities.

Because many of the patients fail to loss their body weight with the medical surgeries, and if ever, finally return to previous condition, a consensus was made that bariatric surgery is one of the most effective method to treat the morbid obesity by the National Health Institute (NIH) in 1992.

The basic principle of this surgery is bypassing the upper gastrointestinal tract or reducing the volume of the stomach or the combination of these two methods.

Most frequently used surgical procedures are gastric sleeve resection, laparoscopic gastric banding, and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

The results of the bariatric surgery are very effective in the process of weight loss and also in treating the metabolic diseases of co-morbid. Many researches proven that various kinds of obesity related diseases like hypertension, diabetes, fatty liver, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia, knee pain, and gout were dramatically developed or even totally cured in most of the patients after having the bariatric surgery.

Even the cardiovascular disease mortality rate can be reduced with this surgery, which means that Bariatric surgery is not only anesthetic surgery but also the life saving treatment.

Based on these results for the morbid obesity, the recommendation of the surgery is now being increased to the patients who are less obese with metabolic diseases, too.

It must be established that the bariatric surgery is not an easy method, but just the biggest help in the long time suffering process of the patient’s individual struggles.

Please Visit Bariatric Surgery California and Weight Loss Surgery California

8. April 2012 21:58 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Obesity is one of the most common medical conditions in which excess fat is accumulated in the body, which may have an advanced effect on the health leading to many health problems. This has negative predisposes and implications to the diabetes, heart problem, breathing difficulty and high BP. Obese people are obviously have the disfigurement to manage with as well. Excess weight and associated co-morbidities will cause an essential burden on health care costs which may cripple entire world economics.

Morbid Obesity: This is defined as the body mass index of more than 35. This is a status of disease that could be separated from the simple over weight, in the angle that weight loss is hardly successful with the non-surgical treatments and so many patients could have serious diseases associated with that.

Treatment for obesity involves alteration in the diet control and lifestyle along with regular workouts. Additionally Obesity surgery or bariatric surgery will result in the significant weight loss in a short period of time. This treatment also has side effects like hormonal imbalances, medical problems in particular.

Surgical treatment would be recommended when the person has the motivation to abide for a difficult method and after the surgery, and the BMI is above 40 or 35 with more than two co-morbidities.

Because many of the patients fail to loss their body weight with the medical surgeries, and if ever, finally return to previous condition, a consensus was made that bariatric surgery is one of the most effective method to treat the morbid obesity by the National Health Institute (NIH) in 1992.

The basic principle of this surgery is bypassing the upper gastrointestinal tract or reducing the volume of the stomach or the combination of these two methods.

Most frequently used surgical procedures are gastric sleeve resection, laparoscopic gastric banding, and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

The results of the bariatric surgery are very effective in the process of weight loss and also in treating the metabolic diseases of co-morbid. Many researches proven that various kinds of obesity related diseases like hypertension, diabetes, fatty liver, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia, knee pain, and gout were dramatically developed or even totally cured in most of the patients after having the bariatric surgery.

Even the cardiovascular disease mortality rate can be reduced with this surgery, which means that Bariatric surgery is not only anesthetic surgery but also the life saving treatment.

Based on these results for the morbid obesity, the recommendation of the surgery is now being increased to the patients who are less obese with metabolic diseases, too.

It must be established that the bariatric surgery is not an easy method, but just the biggest help in the long time suffering process of the patient’s individual struggles.

4. April 2012 21:58 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

About Bariatric Care Center

The Bariatric Care Center is dedicated to the holistic approach to morbid obesity. We believe that surgery is only a small fraction of the whole process of losing weight and a powerful tool when used appropriately. In order to achieve that, our team includes a specialized panel in Psychiatry, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

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