Types of bariatric surgeries!

Types of bariatric surgeries! Know your options for weight loss surgery.

If you’re considering going through weight loss surgery, you might want to learn about the various types of procedures to choose what’s best for your goals, health, and lifestyle… Being informed before for weight loss surgery and talk it over with you surgeon it’s a great decision, both of you will decide what’s best according to your personal needs!

In general term, a bariatric surgical procedure restrict the amount of food intake, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsoption achieving greater and maintainable weight loss results. Nowadays, a weight loss surgery can be performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).

Open Surgery vs Laparoscopic Surgery

Each type of bariatric surgery can be performed as a laparoscopic or open procedure, this is only referred to how abdominal cavity is entered and not the type of surgery being performed. During an open surgery, the surgeon create a single incision to open the abdomen and proceed with the operation. Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive procedure where multiple and very small incisions are made in the abdominal wall to accommodate a small video camera and surgical instruments, allowing the surgeon to view the procedure on a separate video monitor.

Types of surgeries…

·         Restrictive – This type of procedures work by shrinking the size of the stomach and slowing down the digestion, the smaller the stomach, the less you can eat.
·         Malabsorptive + restrictive – This is a combination between reducing the size of the stomach and change how you take in food (bypassing or removing a part of your digestive track, which makes it harder to your body to absorb calories).
·         Malabsorptive – Is commonly known as an intestinal bypass, limiting the absorption of foods in the intestinal tract by removing a portion of the small intestine to varying degrees.

Restrictive weight loss surgeries

Malabsorptive and restrictive weight loss surgeries

Malabsorptive weight loss surgery

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