It’s common to add weight loss at the top of your list of resolutions every New Year. Even so, it is not that easy to fulfill. Members of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons say that if you’re a good candidate for weight loss surgery, you can start the New Year in a healthier way. If you want to take this path, here’s what you should know about how weight loss surgery can help.
This weight loss surgery involves placing a tight band around the upper section of your stomach. Its goal is to shrink your stomach into the size of a small pouch. Because your space for food storage is smaller, you feel full immediately after just eating small portions. Your weight loss surgeon may even adjust the tightness of the band to allow food to pass either quickly or slowly. Your laparoscopic gastric banding procedure may take as little as 30 minutes to an hour. You will not feel any pain at all because you will be under general anesthesia. Though this procedure is less popular than in the past, it is still being performed in some bariatric practices.
The goal of this surgery is to change how your small intestine and stomach process the food that you eat. Your stomach will reduce in size, limiting your food intake. With surgical staples, your surgeon will separate the top and the bottom portions of your stomach. The upper part becomes a small pouch for food storage. Your stomach’s lower part is left unused, being “bypassed” compared to the normal gastrointestinal anatomy. This allows your body to absorb fewer calories during and after your meal. Gastric bypass surgery is a laparoscopic procedure. After the procedure, you will have a short recovery period.
This weight loss surgery involves the removal of a substantial section of your stomach. What you will have is a stomach as thin as a banana. This will limit your food intake because you will feel full right away. It usually takes an hour to complete this procedure.
Weight loss surgery can help you start your journey to a healthier state. At Clarity Surgical, we believe in helping our patients achieve optimal health through our innovative procedures. Please visit our office in Huntington Station, New York, for a consultation or schedule a virtual consultation at our website.
Learn more about the benefits of weight loss surgery, contact Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions in Huntington NY at (516) 259-2525.