Weight loss is a big dealformany individuals and can be a little difficult to attain. Some are able to achieve it with diet changes and exercise while others fail to reach their targets. Obesity causes other health complications including high blood pressure and diabetes. A solution for this lies in bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery.It may sound like a radical option just to shed off some pounds but it has worked for many and corrected other complications due to obesity.
One of the procedures is known as gastric sleeve surgery. This procedure entails removing the left side of the stomach leaving the new stomach pouch in the shape of a banana. The new stomach works normally but of course, the amount of food that it can hold is drastically reduced. After surgery, patients have to adopt new eating habits for the new stomach. The weight loss experienced afterwards is worth the procedure.
Not everyone can have this procedure because of health reasons. Doctors have requirements for prospective candidates.
• The patient must be more than 100 pounds over the idealbody weight, a BMI of more than 40 or that of more than 35 with extreme health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure. These medical problems must be related to being extremely overweight.
• The patient should have tried to attain a healthy body weight for a considerable and continuous amount of time without results.
There is a lot to learn about bariatric surgery and those interested in it should do more research to gain a better understanding. Talking to a specialist provides an opportunity to ask any questions and to see if they are a candidate for weight loss surgery.