Monday, February 8, 2016

The Rise Of Popularity In Lap-Band And Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

By Arthur Young

Today, there are a number of weight loss surgery considered safe enough to help reverse obesity. The most popular of these is the procedure involving the reduction of the stomach size. The size and volume of the stomach is reduced into a small pouch or "sleeve" shaped like a banana. This is achieved without interfering with any openings in the digestive tract. The procedure is commonly discussed as Lap-Band and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

For your overall mental and physical well-being, it is vital that you maintain a healthy body weight. For slightly overweight people conventional means of weight loss like strict diet regime and physical exercise are enough to shed those extra pounds.

Obesity has become a worldwide health concern and in some countries, especially in the West, it has reached epidemic proportions. Eat less, and exercise more seems a simple advice to lose those stubborn extra pounds. But this advice not at all works for people who are considered severely or morbidly obese. For some people, battle with the obesity can be a never-ending.

Gastric Sleeve was initially developed as the first step to additional weight loss surgeries, but the findings have shown that it can be used on its own with patients not requiring any other procedure to achieve the same weight-loss results. The doctor will give you the tips on the right eating habits as well as the routine exercises that guarantees a good result.

The surgery procedure involves utilization of harmless gas, small sized instruments as well as a camera. Several small incisions known as laparoscopically are made in the belly. The purpose of this surgery is to limit the amount of food you can eat, without altering the absorption of vitamins and minerals. With the smaller stomach, a person feels comfortably full sooner after ingesting a smaller amount of food.

Technically, it is a less invasive procedure, as pyloric valve and small intestine remain intact. The surgery takes only 60 - 90 minutes to complete. Much smaller scars, quicker recovery times and shorter hospital stays are added benefits.

In some regions, obesity surgeries like gastric sleeve and lap band can save up to 50 to 70 percent of the cost in the US or Western Europe, even after travel and hotel expenses are taken into consideration. Weight reduction procedures in Mexico, for instance, are offered at a quarter of the average cost in the United States, without compromising the quality of care.

Combined restrictive/malabsorptive procedures: In recent years, the use of procedures combining restrictive and malabsorptive approaches has increased. The procedures in this category work by restricting the stomach size and physically removing parts of your digestive tract, making it harder for your body to absorb calories. The procedure that combine both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques include Gastric bypass that is generally more malabsorption but also works through restriction, the Mini-gastric bypass that works through restriction and Duodenal switch that is mostly malabsorption.

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