Are you having problem with your weight? Did you tried all possible weight loss regimen but couldn’t seem to find the one that suits you best? If yes is the answer to all these questions, then you might want to consider undergoing a weight loss surgery. There are different types of weight loss surgery. For you have an idea on the available weight loss surgery options, keep on reading below.
This type of surgery makes the stomach smaller thereby limiting the amount of food you eat. It is least commonly performed. How it facilitates weight loss? Well, it significantly reduces your food intake. It shrinks the stomach by creating a tiny pouch where the food from the esophagus directly goes. After the procedure, the pouch can hold an ounce of food. Eventually, it will expand thereby enabling you to hold until three ounces of food. This type of procedure makes you feel full for a long period of time. Examples of restrictive procedures include gastric banding and/or adjustable gastric band.
This type of surgery reduces the number of intestines that get in contact with the food. Hence, the body only absorbs little calories.
As the name suggests, it includes the combination of restrictive and malabsorption procedures. A perfect example of combination operations is the gastric bypass procedure. In this type of surgery, a small stomach pouch is created to restrict your food intake. After which, a duodenum bypass is created including some parts of the intestines to cause malabsorption.
There are so many types of weight loss surgery to choose from. To guide you through the right procedure, make sure you consult a surgeon that specializes in weight loss surgery. Know all your available options including the risks involved. By doing so, you will be able to come up with an informed choice.