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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

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Adjustable gastric banding procedure

 

Adjustable gastric banding procedure serve only to restrict and decrease food intake and do not interfere with the normal digestive process.

In this procedure, a hollow band made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end, creating the small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger remaining portion of the stomach. This small passage delays the emptying of food from the pouch and causes a feeling of fullness.

Choosing this operation, it is possible to lose at least 47% of excess weight.

This procedure helps to loose the weight however it can not be considered as weight lossing method, functionning itself or gives results within one day. Weight loss will take time.

The operation itself is just the beginning for the body to start to lose the weight. Final result depends on the ability to change the habits of active life, eating and attitude.

Medical indications are crucial, because the small pouch / or small gap between the two parts of the stomach can be stretched, thus the target of the operation is not reached. 

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Weight loss surgery

 

Bariatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with obesity. Bariatric surgery  or weight-loss surgery) is effective way to treat severe cases of obesity, achieving excellent, long-term results. There are 3 different kinds of weight-loss surgery actually available in Latvia – adjustable gastric banding procedure, gastric bypass surgery, gastric reduction surgery.

 The goal of the bariatric operations is to ensure that the patient gets accustomed to eat the smaller amounts of food,  while providing the body with the necessary nutrients. During the operation there are no fat liposuction, skin tightening or excess skin excision.

Less eating – is one of the fundamental premises of the weight reduction. To make it a success, a full set of healthy lifestyle is needed, starting with a balanced and wholesome nutrition, well-considered and regular exercises, finally with self-confidence and the ability to enjoy life.

Decision on weight reduction surgery should be carefully thought out. The situation assessment is very important before the final decision is made. The responsible attitude helps to achieve a better result. Bariatric operations help to lose weight easier, but also requires the involvement of the patient – to follow carefully the instructions of doctor and a nutritionist.

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Gastric bypass surgery

 

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive procedure, creating a small stomac, which is directly connected to the middle part of the small intestine, thus creating a feeling of satiety and significantly reducing the absorption of food.

To compare to adjustable gastric banding this operation leads to a bigger weight loss, healthy food using principles have to be followed up, but they are not very strict. Anatomy and the nutrient digestion process is changed significantly after this bypass operation, thus the complication and adverse event risk is higher. Since the food absorption ir reduced, the lack of mineral and vitamin can be caused, it has to be compensated by their extra use.

Using the gastric bypass surgery it is possible to reduce the extra weight by 70%.

Gastric bypass surgery helps to loos the weight, however it can not be considered as weight lossing method, functionning itself or gives results within one day. Weight loss will take time.

The operation itself is just the beginning for the body to start to lose the weight. Final result depends on the ability to change the habits of active life, eating and attitude. 

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