Benefits of Weight loss Surgeries ( Obesity Surgery )

As mentioned before, obesity is considered the second cause of preventable deaths worldwide and there are many obesity related health problems that make life disabled.

Taking a decision to any surgery is a major, life-changing decision that involves weighing the risks and benefits.

The benefits of weight loss Obesity Surgery are plentiful and enormous, but it is still a major surgery, and as with any surgical procedure, there are associated risks. So, any patient should know the risks and benefits of these weight loss surgery procedures.

He should make a balance between risks and benefits to make an informed comfortable confident decision.

Weight loss surgeries are not plastic procedure, but they are procedures to improve health, quality of life, and, of course body shape (significant weight loss). However, the results of this improvement are more with gastric bypass than with sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding (as they are not malabsorptive procedures).

  • Improvement or resolution of many serious health problems after weight loss surgery

    Type 2 Diabetes
    Most patients experience an improvement in control of their diabetes following weight loss surgery.  80 % of diabetes patients are able to stop taking their diabetes medications after surgery.

    High Blood Pressure
    70 % of patients with high blood pressure are able to stop medications and nearly 80% have an improvement in their high blood pressure.

    High Cholesterol or Triglycerides
    Many patients seeking treatment have elevated cholesterol or lipids prior to surgery. Lipid profiles are improved in 75% of patients after weight loss procedures.

    Sleep Apnea
    Many patients have undiagnosed sleep apnea at their initial evaluation for weight loss surgery. It is important to be tested and start treatment prior to surgery to minimize the risk of complications. 85% of patients have resolution of their sleep apnea symptoms following weight loss surgery.

    Death
    Multiple studies have shown a decrease in the long term risk of death in obese individuals after weight loss surgery, mainly due to a reduction in death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. The reduction in risk of death is even greater in those people that have diabetes.

  • Percentage of resolved diseases after weight loss surgery

     

    Percentage of resolved diseases

    Type 2 Diabetes

    80 %

    High Blood Pressure

    70 %

    High Cholesterol or Triglycerides

    75 %

    Metabolic syndrome

    80 %

    Coronary heart disease

    80 %

    Sleep Apnea

    85 %

    Asthma

    80 %

    Gastro-esophageal reflux

    85 %

    Fatty liver

    90 %

    Migraine

    60 %

    Depression

    55 %

    Stress and Reduced libido

    90 %

    Joint disease

    60 %

    Stress Incontinence

    65 %

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    100 %

    Deep vein thrombosis

    95 %

    Gout

    80 %

  • Quality-of-life improvements after weight loss surgery
    Clinical studies of laparoscopic weight loss surgery patients found that they felt better, spent more time doing recreational and physical activities, benefited from enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and had more self-confidence than they did prior to surgery. Patients report an improved quality of life and increased activity after weight loss surgery with a percent of improvement about 95 %.
  • Significant weight loss after surgery
    The expected weight loss from this surgery is on average:
    • 50-60% of excess weight after Adjustable Gastric Banding.
    • 60-70% of excess weight after Sleeve Gastrectomy.
    • 70-80% of excess weight after Gastric Bypass.

Adjustable Gastric Banding


Gastric banding is an adjustable gastric band that alters the anatomy of the stomach to help you reduce your food intake.

It is performed laparoscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes small incisions as opposed to one large incision.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy?


Sleeve gastrectomy, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the relatively newer types of weight loss surgery.

This surgery can also be referred to medically as gastric sleeve resection, gastric sleeve surgery or tube gastrectomy.

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Gastric Bypass


Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) is regarded internationally as the “gold standard” of weight loss surgery designed to reduce your food intake if you have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. Follow up to 15 years after surgery has shown patients maintain weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.

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