Know the Effective of Benefits Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that includes various methods and all are aimed at restricting the intake of food or causing food to go through the gastro intestinal tract with being fully digested or absorbed.

It’s normal to many people who are living with morbid obesity for many years have a serious negative impact on the quality of health and life. Due to this morbid obesity, you may feel that you have bounded career choices.

Weight loss surgery would cure and improve conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure and diabetes. There are several health benefits of bariatric surgery, which include:

Lower risk of some types of cancers: Many studies proven that loss of weight decreases the risks of colon, kidney, breast and esophageal cancer. People who have weight loss surgery are less likely to suffer from cancer than the people who have excess weight. Doctors also believe that the patients who have bariatric surgery, have a slight decrease in developing other types of cancers but these calculations are not in significant number.

Relieves you from low back pain: From recent studies, it has proven that the patients who are suffering from lower back pain prior to bariatric surgery experience marked improvements as soon as 6 weeks after surgery. Reduced pain would allow you to lead a better quality of healthy life.

Breaks the generational obesity cycle: Children born to mothers who have had weight loss surgery are 3 times less likely to develop the problem of obesity. Surgeons feel this because of the fact that the mothers who have had weight loss surgery are educated in taking proper nutrition. Obviously they would pass these habits on to their children. These mothers can also make best food choices about what type food is to be used to feed their child.

Heath benefits include:

High blood pressure:

Excess body weight would be associated with an amplified risk of elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease. These conditions may lead to heart strokes, attacks, and kidney and heart damage. Weight loss surgery would decrease the excess fat levels of the body, which reduce the strain on kidney and heart. Many patients who have had bariatric surgery experienced complete solution for high blood pressure. Alterations in diet and doing exercise after weight loss surgery may lead to prominent improvement of problems related to cardiovascular health.

Type 2 diabetes:

This is a long term metabolic disorder, which resists the production of insulin that is produced by body. Insulin is very important for the body to utilize sugars. Doctors believe that the patient who gone through the weight loss surgery experienced significant resolution of type 2 diabetes.

5. February 2012 18:57 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Recovery After Bariatric Surgery

The quickest wayfor obese people to lose their weight is by undergoing the bariatric surgery. Being obese can result in several health risks to a person. This procedure is helpful for people who are obese to attain the balanced weight.

Remember that weight loss surgery is not a complete cure but it is a tool to help them to reduce the excess body weight. By adhering to these follow-up tips, recovering from surgery can be quicker and less complicated.

In home:

You must be comfortable in your home. Remember not to lift or carry anything more than 20 pounds for first 6 weeks. Participate in daily activities. Shower very carefully. If your skin becomes red around staples don't worry, call the doctor if redness becomes severe or if you're experiencing drainage or pain.

Adjust Your Dietary Habits:

Pay close attention to the daily diet as this is very important in the process of recovery. Quantity of your food will be restricted significantly as compared to the normal consumption. During first few weeks after having the surgery you can have only liquids. Once you have slowly started consuming solid foods, you should be aware of the micro and macronutrients.

Change the Exercise Routine:

With the help of your physician's approval gradually start the exercise routine after you have healed adequately. Over time, your own physical fitness routine should develop to approximately 2.30 hours of activity for every week.

Routine Follow-up Visits to Healthcare Provider:

In order to ensure your overall wellbeing in the first critical months following bariatric surgery, ensure to visit your doctor frequently. You should undergo the blood testing for every 3 months to monitor your glucose, blood count, and creatinine levels. In order to find any nutritional deficits, you should undergo the blood testing for every 6 months.

30. January 2012 16:30 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

The Cost of Gastric Bypass Surgery

The cost of gastric bypass surgery depends on several factors, such as the location, the surgeon, and also the duration of the surgery. Generally the cost varies between $18,000 and $35,000. There are several insurance providers that can offer some or full insurance coverage for the gastric bypass surgery.

Here are the details that are included in gastric bypass surgery cost:

1. Pre-op lab costs

2. Surgeon’s fee

3. Hospital fee

4. X-ray

5. Anesthesia charges

6. Post-operative care, generally 90 days

Factors that can alter the cost of the gastric bypass surgery:

1. Duration of the hospital stay

2. Where you live, the location you are residing can have a great effect on the cost of the surgery

3. If the surgeon or hospital is in your network provider for the health plan you have

Also, there are several things that are not included in the cost of gastric bypass surgery, such as:

1. Diet counseling cost

2. Lifestyle changes

3. Body contouring or plastic surgery procedures to eliminate the additional skin or sagging areas whereas treating the loose muscles

4. Vitamin and supplements cost

5. Behavioral therapies if you are considering any after the surgery

If you want to make sure about the cost of gastric bypass surgery, you can consult your nearest and an experienced bariatric surgeon.

7. December 2011 22:16 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sexual Life after Weight Loss Surgery

Obese women and men who lose significant amount of weight after weight loss surgery may have more satisfying sex than in their past life. Obesity can cause various problems in men and women that can greatly affect their sexual life. So, undergoing weight loss surgery may help in enhancing their sexual life.

For obese men, shortness of breath and erectile dysfunction can greatly affect their sexual life. Obese men after undergoing a weight loss surgery, they have increased levels of testosterone that can benefit during the intercourse.

For obese women, estrogen is stored in the fat. These women after undergoing a weight loss surgery feel an increase in their libido.

Weight loss and declining BMIs in men who had the surgery were directly linked with increases in all measures of testosterone levels, declines in levels of the female sex hormone estradiol and improvements in self-reported sexual quality of life.

The physical, physiological and psycho emotional changes which occur following weight loss surgery can have positive effects on the person's sexual life.

20. November 2011 07:24 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weight Loss Surgery for Teens

Weight loss surgery for teen is becoming more popular even though many people questions about the safety and effectiveness of the surgery for teens. Though the surgery helps most young people to lose weight, there are many unknowns about how the procedure affects their long-term health.

The benefits of the surgery in the teen-aged population is that it can prevent the diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol that we're starting to see in teenagers who are already obese. When comes to the risks, there are not many higher complications associated with the surgery. Few complications associated with the surgery are bleeding and infection.

Also the effect of complications can depend on the type of weight loss surgery that you have undergone. Some immediate post operative complications such as lung problems and kidney failure can affect few teens. But, the lap band surgery which is more popular is not FDA approved to use for children.

3. November 2011 08:57 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Facts about Weight Loss Surgery

Many experts said that weight loss surgery is not a permanent solution to lose weight. The fact is that it should only be considered only when all the positives outweigh the negatives.

Weight loss surgery includes either affecting the way your body absorbs the food or limiting the size of the stomach with surgical staples. Surgical adjustable strap or surgical staples greatly reduce the size of the stomach to a great extent.

Also, restricting the absorption of foods is also a more complex procedure and it affects the way that your body gets calories from the diet. The primary choice is ignoring a large part of the small intestines, so you are less likely to ingest the food and exerted more of untreated wastes. The other option to lose weight is changing how and when the digestive acids are mixed with the food. Pancreatic juice and bile acids serve as a digestive aid for breaking the food, so that the food can be absorbed easily.

Most surgeons prefer to do a combination of the above procedures and increase the chances of reducing more weight to the patient. However, weight loss surgery can be considered as a last option and is not a permanent solution.

Weight loss surgery is worth considering for severely obese people. Your ability to set goals and be with them is another factor to consider while determining whether the surgery is worth considering it. Though the surgery helps you to lose weight immediately, surgery alone is not sufficient for long-term weight loss. Along with the reduction in your stomach pouch, you have to limit the amount of food you eat. If you think that you may not follow the weight loss surgeon’s instructions after the surgery, then surgery may not be the good option for you. These are the only few factors that can help you lose weight.

21. October 2011 19:39 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Latest Trends in Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is the long term effective treatment for obese people who are not satisfied with regular diet procedures, exercise and medication. The number of obese people undergoing weight loss surgery is increasing annually. Bariatric surgery usually uses the methodologies of gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.  Rather than making larger incisions, surgeons founded newer and safer advanced technologies in bariatric surgery. Here are the new trends in weight loss surgery:

Robot assisted weight loss Surgery:

Robot assisted modern procedure utilizes a Da Vinci robot device to perform surgery. Obese people who undergo this bariatric procedure will have less and they can heal faster. There is no complication in this surgery and it is a safer modern bariatric surgery and also cost effective. There are only few professionals can be able to perform this robot assisted bariatric surgery during these days.

Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES):

This surgery is performed in the perinoteal cavity, by accessing a hollow viscous. In this process the professor uses the mouth, vagina or belly button for bariatric procedure. Small camera and surgical instruments are inserted in the treated gaps, the abdomen is either trimmed or a small bag is sewed into it. There is no incision in this bariatric surgery.  A woman patient may have fear of this surgery because it is done in the vagina but there is no pain because there are no cuts in the skin which reduces the infection. This technique is in review because of using internal organs there may be chance of damage.

Endoluminal surgery:

It is performed by combining invasive and flexible endoscopy surgeries. Endoluminal process is performed in lumen of gastrointestinal.  It uses endobarrier in these nutrients which are partially digested can be transformed to distal intestine.  It has low complications and safer process and there is no incision in this endoluminal surgery.

Single incision surgery:

This surgery is becoming very popular and gaining impression of medical surgeons worldwide. In this surgery a ½ inch of incision is made inside the belly button or in the umbilicus and uses surgical tools with small incision.

 Laparoscopic greater curvature plication (LGCP):

This weight loss process is quite different from the other bariatric procedures. It uses no device or stomach resection. Stomach size can be reduced by non absorbable sutures. It is faster weight loss procedure. The technique involves the dissection of his angel and the fat is removed followed by dissection of greater gastric curvature. And next it is divided from the omentum which is large fatty structure. It has many benefits and no leakage and less risk.

Duodenal jejuna bypass surgery (DJB):

DJB procedure involves a bypass of stomach preserving of small intestine region. The amount of bypassed is equal to the bypassed amount in gastric bypass. It may reverse type2 diabetes for some obese people.

These modern bariatric procedures are beneficial to obese patients with no risks, cost effective and long term weight loss.

19. October 2011 19:01 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weight Loss Surgery to Decrease the Risk of Heart Disease

In recent studies found that more than twenty percent of heart disease people have high cholesterol. Excessive weight puts significant risk on heart which may cause many heart problems. Most heart disease risk factors can be controlled by weight loss surgery. By making some changes in lifestyle, good exercise and maintaining proper diet you can actually reduce your risk for heart disease. Foods rich in sugar and saturated fat lead to obesity. Bariatric weight loss surgery has several benefits from weight related illnesses for obese people. For severely obese people, lifestyle changes are not effective for losing weight. Bariatric weight loss surgery is the best way to show good results in severely obese people.

Bariatric weight loss surgery is the controllable risk factor for many diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, obstructive sleep apnea, asthma and kidney failures. Weight loss surgery is associated with 30 to 50 percent risk reduction from heart attack. Health professionals found that risk of obesity related diseases can be cured from weight loss surgery such as gastric banding, gastric bypass or any other weight loss surgery.

There are mainly three weight loss procedures gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. In Bariatric weight loss surgery, the surgeon will make the stomach smaller to hold small amount of food. Because of smaller portion of stomach pouch with less food, you will feel full and take fewer calories which stops from weight gain. High percentage of body fat puts obese people at greater risk of heart failures. Weight loss surgery has no pain, quick recovery and weight reduction. Patient should take liquid diet after the weight loss surgery until their digestive system is adjusted to normal. In the new study, people who have undergone weight loss surgery are less likely to have heart diseases.

According to new study bariatric weight loss surgery patients were 80 percent less likely to develop any heart disease when compared with their equally overweight people who did not undergo weight loss surgery. People who had higher cholesterol, higher blood sugar levels and higher body fat have increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

A professional physician suggests bariatric surgery to treat heart diseases with weight loss. There are several surgical procedures for weight reduction to treat obese related diseases. All these procedures can cause significant weight loss to recover from many diseases. The researchers suggest that by keeping normal weight and taking proper diet and practicing exercise is key point for health. It is very important to follow good eating habits to ensure good health and to prevent from any diseases.

14. October 2011 02:13 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

About Bariatric Surgery for Beginners Who Don’t Know What It Is

If you are new to the topic of bariatric surgery, then you have come to the right place. The whole idea of this surgery is to cure extreme obesity. Accumulation of fatty tissues and excess weight can lead to morbid obesity.

Bariatric surgery is final option for people who have tried several weight reducing methods such as dieting and exercising. If you are a person belong to this category and want to consider bariatric surgery, there are several factors that you should be aware of.

The cost of the surgery. Bariatric surgery is not covered by most health insurance policies because this can be considered as a cosmetic method. But there are some instances where the surgery is necessary to protect your health condition. During such cases, a portion or all the surgery cost is covered by your health insurance policy.

There are several types of bariatric surgery procedures. All the procedures are identical, but the only difference is the process that differs from country to country or even surgeon to surgeon. The main idea behind the surgery is to make you feel full quickly making you to consume less food and finally losing the weight. Remember that this surgery is not only for weight loss; even after the recovery it helps you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise.

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the bariatric surgeries that involve splitting your stomach into 2 pouches. Upper pouch is smaller of the two and lower one is larger. After completing the procedure, the surgeon then reattaches small intestine to both the pouches. This surgery is a safe and proven effective for several people, but the major part of this procedure is recovery. During the recovery, you should be prepared for the new diet and exercise program.

If you want to know more about any kind of bariatric surgeries, do all your research to find out whether you are a suitable candidate. Searching online helps you find several resources based on the surgery. After searching all the necessary options for weight loss, still if you feel that bariatric surgery is only the choice for you, then you need to consult a surgeon to know their opinion. A surgeon may help you in all the aspects of the surgery, such as benefits, risks and also refer you other professionals who are specialized in bariatric surgery.

12. October 2011 02:29 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Importance of Body Contouring after Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery and body contouring are the most common and more expensive surgeries these days. Body contouring helps patient’s skin fit their new body. After a massive amount of weight loss, most patients have loose and saggy skin that can cause wounds, rashes, infection and limit comfortable mobility.

Body contouring after a significant weight loss improves the shape and tones the underlying tissues that support fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin.

Typical problems that occur after a significant weight loss include:

Loss of breast volume, droopiness or breast ptosis: Most women consider breast lift after weight loss. It can be done with or without the addition of breast implants to remove the shape, cleavage and fullness. For men there are various breast reduction techniques available based on the extent of correction required.

Sagging of the facial skin: Facelift, forehead lift and eyelid surgery are the required procedures to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.

Excess abdominal skin: Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty or lower body lift is the most preferred procedure after weight loss surgery. Total lower body lift can help to contour the entire lower body such as hips, abdomen, buttocks, outer and posterior thighs.

Skin hanging under the arms: Arm lift surgery is the needed procedure to lift and tighten the skin of the arms.

Wrinkling and excessive bagginess of the thighs: A thigh lift surgery can lift the inner thighs, while a lower body lift can deal with the outer and posterior parts of the thighs.

8. October 2011 06:03 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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