Weight-loss surgeries stand as a most effective solution for treating obesity. Effective weight loss is only one of the health benefits achieved through the surgeries. Alternatively, they also help in reducing your risk for serious medical problems associated with obesity. Studies demonstrate that weight-loss surgery profoundly decreases the risk for coronary heart disease and many other obesity-related conditions along with overall mortality. They also help to reduce or even resolve the obesity-related comorbidities and prove to be successful in providing long term weight-loss. Data suggests that more than 90% of people with severe obesity are able to reduce about 50 % of lose weight by the surgeries and maintain it.
Weight-loss surgeries are right for you, if you have not been able to lose weight even after your consistent efforts towards lifestyle treatments and medications.
In majority of cases, weight-loss surgeries are performed laparoscopically, which result in weight loss through different mechanisms. Restrictive procedures involve reducing the capacity of the stomach that in turn reduces the amount of food it can accommodate. Malabsorptive procedures involve removing or bypassing a part of the small intestine limiting the absorption of calories and nutrients by the body. Significant weight loss can be achieved through these procedures that positively benefit you and your health in many ways.