Can I Try Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight?

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Having tried every means to lose weight, but failed? You may turn to the weight-loss surgery as the last hope. Before making your decision, you should get some basic knowledge of bariatric surgery. Generally speaking, bariatric surgery is a collective name of various types of weight-loss surgery. What are the types of bariatric surgery?
  • Gastric Bypass: It makes you eat less by leaving only a very small part of the stomach.
  • Gastric Sleeve: It curbs your hunger feeling by removing most of the stomach and leaves only a narrow section of the stomach, called a gastric sleeve.
  • Electric Implant: A special device implanted makes you feel full when it delivers electrical pulses to your nerve and tells the brain when the stomach is full.
Who can receive bariatric surgery?
  • An obese adult, especially with a weight-related condition, such as diabetes.
  • Have already known the risks and benefits.
  • Be ready to adjust your diet after the surgery.
  • Be committed to making lifestyle changes to keep the weight off.
What are the benefits of the surgery?
  • You can successfully lose weight.
  • Your medical conditions related to obesity improve after weight loss surgery.
What are the risks of the surgery?
  • The most common risks: nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, excessive sweating, increased gas, and dizziness.
  • Serious side effects: bleeding and infection from your stitches, and blood clots in the legs that can move to the heart and lungs. But these cases are rare.
  • Long-term problems depend on which type you have.
Consult your doctor and have a full understanding before making the final choice.   Keywords: bariatric surgery weight loss
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