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BARIATRIC SURGERY


Exercise and diet alone often fails to effectively treat people with extreme and excessive obesity. Bariatric surgery is an operation that is performed in order to help such individuals lose weight. Evidence suggests that bariatric surgery may lower death rates for patients with severe obesity, especially when coupled with healthy eating and lifestyle changes after surgery. The basic principle of bariatric surgery is to restrict food intake and decrease the absorption of food in the stomach and intestines. The digestion process begins in the mouth where food is chewed and mixed with saliva and other enzyme-containing secretions. The food then reaches the stomach where it is mixed with digestive juices and broken down so that nutrients and calories can be absorbed. Digestion then becomes faster as food moves into the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) where it is mixed with bile and pancreatic juice.
 
 
 

 


Body mass index (BMI) Body mass index (BMI), a measure of height in relation to weight, is used to define levels of obesity and help determine whether bariatric intervention is required. Clinically severe obesity describes a BMI of over 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of over 35 kg/m2 in combination with severe health problems. Health problems associated with obesity include type 2 diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and severe obstructive sleep apnea. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the use of adjustable gastric banding for patients with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or more who also have at least one of these conditions.
 
THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF OPERATIONS THAT ARE OFFERED
 
Adjustable gastric banding (AGB)
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) 
Biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch (BPD-DS)
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)

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