Weight Loss Surgery, in other words, Bariatric Surgery which is also called Metabolic Surgery is a method for overweight and obese people to lose weight. People who cannot lose weight with diets and exercises choose Weight Loss Surgeries to achieve their dream weight. According to your BMI, the general surgeon who will perform the weight loss surgery, decide if you are suitable for the weight loss surgery. Generally, people whose BMI higher than 30 are good candidates for Weight Loss surgery. Patients with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. Those with a BMI between 30 and 39.9 are obese and suitable for weight loss surgery. If you want to learn that you are a good candidate for the weight loss operation the only thing you need to do is tell your age, height, and weight to the Surgery TR patient representatives and they will inform you about all the details. There are many types of weight loss surgery techniques and Surgery TR experienced doctors will choose the best method for you. These methods are Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass, and Gastric Botox Surgery.
Gastric Sleeve, also called Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is one of the most preferred methods of weight loss operations in the last decade. Gastric Sleeve is a partial stomach removal technique and you will be full even after eating small amounts of food after the surgery. Sleeve Gastrectomy is a laparoscopic operation and it helps you to lose almost %70 of the excess weight that is why people who want to lose a lot of weight usually prefer this operation.
Gastric Balloon is the most ideal treatment method for people who aim to lose weight in a healthy and long-term way. A gastric balloon, which is a material looking just like a regular balloon but suitable for surgery and stomach conditions, is placed inside the stomach and makes the patient feel full even after eating small portions of food. Because of its size, it cannot make its way to the intestines and remains in the stomach unless taken out.
Gastric Bypass, is also another great option for losing weight, changing the way the stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. Similar to Gastric Sleeve, after the operation, the stomach becomes smaller, and the patient feels full even if they eat less amount of food. Because the food does not go into the particular parts of the stomach, and the small intestine absorbs it. Therefore, the patient does not receive as many calories as they do before the surgery.
Gastric Botox, which is a non-surgical method, is a new type of weight loss operation. It is mostly suggested for patients with a small amount of excessive weight. Thus, it is not a common and effective method for obesity treatment among other surgeries. The main aim of this method is to temporarily paralyze the stomach nerves for about 4 or 6 months, and reduce the appetite, contributing to weight loss. Since it lasts for 4-6 months, there can be no permanent damage to the patient.
The most suitable operation is determined with the consultation of the surgeon, according to the patient’s medical conditions and BMI. There is a chance to make a video consultation with the surgeon before you decide. Contact Surgery TR and get your free assessment now!