Losing weight is a struggle for millions of people around the world. There are now more overweight people than there have ever been in history.
There are many reasons for this. Some people have a bad diet, some live a sedentary lifestyle, and some have genetic disorders that make them gain weight very quickly and easily. Whatever the cause, being overweight can have profound negative consequences on a person’s health.
Losing weight can be difficult
While diet and exercise are the ideal methods for a person to lose weight, they do not work for everyone. Some people are not physically able to exert themselves enough to accomplish a large amount of exercise.
There will also be individuals who lack the willpower and self-discipline necessary to stay on a strict diet and exercise several times each week.
Fortunately, there are still alternatives for people who are unable to lose weight through traditional means. A variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures are designed specifically for weight loss.
Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, people who believed they would never achieve a normal weight again are discovering that their impossible dream can now become a reality.
Take a look at some of the minimally invasive weight-loss surgical procedures that are currently available.
1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
This is the most successful and common type of malabsorptive surgery. Food intake is restricted by the creation of a tiny stomach pouch.
The pouch is then attached to a portion of the small intestine to enable food to go around the lower part of the stomach and the first and second segments of the small intestine. This procedure lowers the amount of nutrients and calories that the body is capable of absorbing.
The surgery can now be performed with a minimal amount of tissue damage. It’s an effective treatment for the reversal of obesity-related health problems. People who have had this procedure performed usually lose up to two-thirds of the excess weight they are carrying within two years.
2. Gastric band surgery
This type of restrictive operation does not interfere with your body’s ability to digest food properly. It only restricts the amount of food you can consume.
A tiny pouch is created where food goes in from the esophagus at the top of the stomach. The pouch starts by only holding one ounce of food. Eventually, it will be able to hold more.
A person will feel full because the pouch is not emptied of food immediately. A small opening keeps the food in the pouch for a certain period of time. It should be noted that restrictive operations such as this one are not as successful as malabsorptive operations when it comes to long-term weight loss.
The miVIP surgery centers perform these procedures every day. If you would like to learn more, check out their website at www.mivipsurgerylasvegas.com.
Originally posted on March 14, 2014 @ 10:07 am