Gastric Bypass Surgery Vs Gastric Sleeve Surgery? Which is the right Weight Loss Surgery for you?
It is about time and you have exhausted all possible options for an effective, long lasting weight loss program. However you are not ready to lose the battle against obesity, because weight loss is a major life changer, it wins you back the confidence to look good and feel good. Most importantly it is about choosing a healthier quality of life!
When you begin to learn that Weight Loss Surgery also popularly known as Bariatric Surgery is indisputably the best and effective way to shed those extra pounds, you would next want to weigh which surgery would work best for you. The type of surgery that may work wonders for one may not necessarily prove all that great for another. And, this requires a careful consideration and a complete understanding of what it involves, both risks, gains and guidelines for your future health.
So, if you are deciding for a weight loss surgery, there are several things to consider in order to conclude which procedure would suit best for you. While it is both a difficult and personal decision, there is no substitute for consulting recognized experts such as a Bariatric Surgeon who has extensive experience in all the procedures you might be considering.
How to choose the surgery type?
Weight loss surgeries are majorly of three types, Gastric by-pass, Gastric Band and Gastric Sleeve. Each procedure is associated with an ideal candidate, health risk and benefits. Leading cosmetic surgery clinics like Allure MedSpa located in Mumbai will help you understand your candidature for the surgery.
Calculating your BMI (body mass index) is the first step to assess the severity of obesity and the type of surgery that is suitable. As pointed out by Dr. Milan Doshi, celebrity cosmetic surgeon of Allure MedSpa Mumbai, if your BMI is over 40, you are morbidly obese. Gastric Bypass Surgery is laparoscopic procedure that results in significant weight loss by reducing the stomach. This makes the patient feel fuller soon while eating and hence reduce his food intake. Apart from reducing over 65% of excess weight, which indeed is dramatic result of this procedure the other good news for the patient is it is particularly helpful in curing or improving patients with type 2 diabetes.
If you have been severely obese for more than 5 years without much results from exercise or diet, a Gastric Band Surgery may be a quick fix to your obesity. In Gastric band surgery, the surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. It is the second most popular surgery after Gastric Bypass also known as Lap Band designed to make a person feel fuller after eating less food than usual.
Both the procedures, Gastric Bypass and Gastric band are minimally invasive, quick with limited health risks. Almost 50% of excess weight can be lost in a span of three years keeping in mind exercise and eating guidelines given to you by your doctor.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery can be the first step before performing any weight loss surgeries such as gastric bypass. The procedure involves the least complication rates and is well applicable for patients with complex medical history. The surgeon removes nearly 85% of the stomach and creates a small “sleeve” that restricts the amount of food you can eat keeping you feeling full for a longer time. The procedure comes with its own health benefits to patients like curing Diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea and abnormal cholesterol levels.
Finally it is important to choose the right surgeon who is both well qualified and experienced to handle your weight loss surgery. Trained staff, the right-size equipment and quality surgical instruments play a crucial role in minimizing post surgery complications and delivering your desired outcome.