Saturday, March 21, 2015

All About Bariatric Surgery NY

By Lena Stephenson

There are individuals who have tried pills, diets and workouts to lose weight without success. Another viable alternative is Bariatric surgery NY. It is effective and has gained widespread popularity in the recent past because of its benefits. Risks of getting the operation are acceptable and obesity related health conditions such as sleep apnea, hypertension and diabetes can be reduced.

Bariatric operation is not for everyone. An individual has to meet certain criteria to qualify for the operation. A body mass index of above 40 is necessary to go under the knife. Additionally, a body mass index of between 35 and 40 and additional obesity related co-morbidities are considered. The body mass index or simply BMI is a figure calculated by dividing your height and weight.

The weight loss operation may be in three forms. The first aims to limit the amount of food consumed, while the others interfere with digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body. The operating surgeon is at liberty to use either of the approaches depending on his or her experience and patient medical and surgical history, of course, with the consent of their patient.

Limiting the intake of food is possible through a reduction in the size of the stomach by removing a portion of it. This type of operation also known as gastric band operation uses sleeve gasterectomy to remove a portion of the stomach. Interfering with digestion or absorption involves re-secting and re-routing the small intestines to a stomach pouch also referred to as gastric bypass operation.

Obesity operation is largely successful. It results to 40 to 80% weight-loss within two to three years after the operation. These results, however, depend on the procedure chosen. Patients also have reduced obesity co-morbidities such as diabetes and high blood pressure. In other patients, the co-morbidities go into remission. They also use fewer medicines and may discontinue use altogether.

The risks of obesity operation include unsatisfactory weight deduction, especially if the patient had unrealistic goals. It is possible to regain much of the weight lost. Also, there is the risk of technical problems after surgery such as separated stitches and risk of infection, blood clot and hernia. Frequent snacking, lack of exercise and eating high calorie foods may also contribute to inadequate weight reduction.

The weight loss operation is not a fix-all for weight problems. After the operation, one has to be weight conscious and live healthy. Lifestyle adjustments are necessary to keep one from regaining the lost weight. Proper diet, good exercises and psychological change are all necessary to live a healthy post operation life. In addition, it is imperative to have a positive mental attitude and the dedication to change your lifestyle.

Diet after the operation should consist of clear fluids for the first two weeks until the stomach and intestines have recovered to handle solid foods. The liquids can be blended and have high protein content and be free of sugar and carbohydrates. The patient should not overfeed as it will irritate the stomach and cause vomiting and nausea. In addition, he or she will have to take multivitamin pills to supply the body with nutrients not getting absorbed into the body.

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