Oct 3, 2015

Learn About Bariatric Surgery NY


By Della Monroe

Today, millions of people struggle with weight issues. In fact, weight loss is one of the most written about topics in motivation, health and lifestyle books. While it is imperative to maintain a standard weight for your body, losing the excess weight is a hurdle for many people. Some of the turn to bariatric surgery NY for help.

The surgery also known as bypass operation is not given to everyone who wants it. A body mass index is used to filter out deserving patients. Anyone who has a body mass index of 40 and above qualifies. Others who may have a BMI of between 35 and 40 may also go under the knife but only if they have additional obesity-related comorbidities.

There are generally three approaches to weigh less operation. The first approach is purposed at restraining one from consuming huge portions of food as reducing digestion and absorption is the trick behind it. It is done by resecting and re-routing the small intestines into a pouch made in the stomach. The second approach aims at limiting food consumption through reducing the size of the stomach.

The doctor may use any of the above approaches depending on experience, your medical and clinical history as well as your concerns as a patient. Before the procedure, the doctor must guide the patient into the intricate details of the procedure including risks, benefits, complications and other options before choosing one approach.

Two weeks after this surgical procedure, the patient must feed on liquid or blended foods. Their gastrointestinal tracts cannot digest solid foods at this stage. The meals should comprise of proteins as sugars and carbohydrates are prohibited. In addition, the quantity must be monitored because too much will induce vomiting. Life-long multivitamins must be prescribed to replace vitamins lost.

The operation just like any other medical procedure has its risks. It may result in unsatisfactory weight loss. There is no guarantee that one will experience drastic weight loss the way they imagined it. In addition, there is a risk of developing infections, blood clots, and hermias. Stitches may separate causing additional agony.

The success rate of the operation may vary depending on the patient, the kind of lifestyle the adopt after the operation and the type of operation carried out. It can be regarded as generally successful because between forty and eighty percent of patients lose weight within two to three years post operation. Most have reduced obesity co-morbidities and rely less on medication.

The operation does not symbolize the beginning of an irresponsible life. Patients must embrace a change of lifestyle to maintain their weight. Post operation weight gain is considered dangerous to a bypass operation patient. In addition, one must consume proper diets comprising of well-balanced and healthy meals. Physical exercise is also advised to maintain post operation weight. Lastly, one must embrace a positive outlook towards the new life and live it to the fullest. Psychological change is a significant factor towards living the new lifestyle.

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