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Understanding Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery (WLS) often known as bariatric surgery is a procedure that can help patients like yourself who are severely obese lose weight when traditional weight-loss methods -- diet, exercist, and weight-loss medications have failed. By helping you to lose weight, bariatric surgery can also help prevent, manage, or even resolve many serious life-threatening obesity-related health conditions

HOW BARIATRIC SURGERY WORKS

Bariatric surgery procedures alter your digestive system to induce weight loss. Exactly how your procedure achieves this goal depends on the specific type of surgical procedure you have. The different procedures are classified into either a "Restrictive" procedure by influencing weight loss by reducing caloric intake by limiting the volume that a patient can take in. The "Malabsorptive" procedures work by limiting nutrient absorption so the body absorbs fewer calories. Other procedures combine both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques.

TYPES OF BARIATRIC PROCEDURES

  1. Sleeve Gastrectomy
  2. Adjustable Gastric Banding
  3. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  4. Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

IMMEDIATE BENEFITS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY

The most obvious benefit of weight-loss surgeries is weight loss, which can be dramatic. Other than bariatric surgery, there are very few, if any, of the medical treatments that are effective at long-term weight loss. Whereas with traditional weight loss, patients may lose 5% to 10% of their body weight -- only to gain it back -- the effects of surgery are generally much more substantial.

The key-point to understand is that more important than helping you lose weight, bariatric surgery can also help prevent or treat other health problems that are related to your weight. It is not so much the weight-loss, but the fact that with bariatric surgery, you can improve or resolve numerous chronic diseases such as: Diabetes, Hypertension, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, GERD, Heart Disease, and reduce the risk of certain obesity-related cancers.

Many of Dr. Teng’s patients travel from near by towns to seek his expertise in bariatric surgery. We have provided directions to our practice from the following cities for your convenience:

 
 
 
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