Keeping a strict control over your diet, performing various fat reducing exercises or consumption of some Ayurveda medicines for reducing fat will not help you in reducing your belly fat which is also termed as obesity. It is tough for a person to burn so much amount of calories at once. This is the reason that bariatric surgery came into existence. It is also known as obesity surgery or weight-loss surgery.
Bariatric surgery is done to help people reduce their excess weight. It is an operation in which the whole belly fat is burnt down to make the person slim fit. Scientific study reveals that people who undergo bariatric surgery are less prone to be a victim of some of the dangerous diseases caused by obesity, such as:
1. Heart attack
2. Increase in blood pressure level
4. Cancerous diseases
5. Gallbladder infections
6. Osteoarthritis (observed mostly in women after the age of 40)
8. Problems related to breathing, like asthma and sleep apnea (stopping your breath for a very short period while sleeping)
It is not mandatory that every obese person has to face all these problems. But the chances increases if you have a family background, satisfying one of these conditions.
Various Types of Bariatric Surgery
Four types of bariatric surgeries can be performed. They are as follows:
1. Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB)
2. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)
3. Biliopancreatic Diversion with a Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS)
4. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)
In this surgery, the surgeon uses an “open” approach, which involves cutting of the abdominal portion, i.e. with the help of surgical instruments, a small half-inch cut is made in the abdomen. This method is scientifically called as laparoscopy. Since in laparoscopy, less long cuts are made, this operative method comes out to be more beneficial than open surgery. The benefit of laparoscopy is that it leads to less tissue damage, less post-surgical complications, fast recovery and early discharge from the hospital.
Bariatric Surgery-Being a Boon to Save Many Lives
Obesity is one such kind of a disease which gives rise to multiple numbers of other vulnerable diseases and infections. In this condition, it is the bariatric surgery that gives hope to every obese patient. It is said that bariatric surgery has led to lower death rates in case of severely obese patients, which is a miracle indeed! This surgery not only helps in reducing weight but it has also saved several lives of morbidly obese patients. The quality of life for obese or overweight people has been drastically improved.
Out of the four bariatric procedures offered, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is people’s first choice. VSG is opted by those patients who want to lose weight but at the same time do not want to suffer the after-effects of gastric bypass surgery.