It is indeed considered a major treatment to target serious obesity. Several weight related health issues enhance or even vanish after gastric bypass surgery. The most usual ones are diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obstructive sleep apnea. However, losing weight and keeping it off takes lasting lifestyle changes, for instance, consumption of several small meals a day and having daily exercise. Gastric bypass is not your single choice, if ever you are pondering on undergoing a weight loss surgery. The following are the other types of weight loss surgery so read on to know more about them.
First on the list is the adjustable gastric banding, also termed as laparoscopic gastric banding or lap band surgery. Among the list of the several types of weight loss surgery, it is considered to be the least insidious and the second most common weight loss surgery. It concludes for about 15 percent to 20 percent of the total procedures. When it comes to gastric banding, a surgeon puts a silicone ring around the upper stomach of the patient.
Another one is the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery, where more than half of your stomach is disentangled, which only remains a thin vertical sleeve, or tube. This can also be termed as a restrictive strategy and can be performed laparoscopically. Its goal is to reduce the size of the stomach in order for the patient to accommodate a much lesser amount of food then.
Next is the vertical banded gastroplasty which unites the stomach stapling with gastric banding. This is widely known throughout the world; however, this one is rarely performed because of its higher complication rate and lower rates of weight loss.
And lastly, the fourth and last on the list is the Biliopancreatic diversion. It is alike to the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, except that the surgeon rejoins the stomach pouch to a fraction of the small intestine that is much farther down of our body.