Weight Loss Surgery

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If you have been watching your weight escalate and you are hearing about the surgical operation that is being talked about so much, here’s the scoop. Weight loss surgery is quickly gaining recognition. A lot of experts say that people who are excessively overweight or that have a slower metabolism would ordinarily require some kind of surgery, anyway.

Medical update:

Great strides have taken place in patient care since the onset of the century. More is being learned as diagnostic aids are being developed. Chemical, bacteriologic and pathologic determinations, monitoring devices and computer aids are all a part of determining your ability to have this surgical operation. The diagnoses of diseases and disorders can be determined more exactly than ever before. The thought of weight loss surgery should not strike fear in the heart of those considering the possibility any longer.

The weight loss surgery concept:

Experts in the field consider this invasive and a major surgery, something to be considered seriously. Enhancing your physical appearance is one of the reasons why most people would choose it, but that should not be the underlying motivation. The motive should be to help the obese person live longer and healthier. One needs to spend some time in introspection, and decide if this weight loss surgery is the best choice for their particular physiological condition.

Once the determination is made, one needs to begin the information gathering process.
Consult with a bariatric surgeon, one with knowledge and experience, and a good track record in weight loss surgery.

Usually, patients who have had this weight loss surgery are said to be successful if they were able to lose fifty percent or more of their extra body weight and five years after the weight loss surgery have maintained it. Depending on clinical the information, your results may vary with the skill of the surgeon

Under normal conditions, the patient that has undergone weight loss surgery should lose at least thirty percent to a maximum of fifty percent during the first six months, and by the end of the year a maximum of seventy seven percent. To top that off, patients who were able to lose weight through the weight loss surgery, can expect to keep losing fifty to sixty percent in the next ten to fourteen years.

Weight loss surgery considerations:

The actual weight loss is dependent on the weight before the surgery, the procedure, the patient’s age, ability to exercise, total health condition of the patient, and their dogged determination to maintain their follow-up and the zeal to succeed with the help of family, friends and colleagues.

All this may seem convincing if you have gained a few pounds and you want to avoid gaining more, but remember that you are going to have to take some action so that after the weight loss surgery, the weight does not creep upward again.

Having surgery for weight loss is not about deciding to be strong willed or up beat, but about lifestyle changes for long term success.