If repeated dieting and lifestyle changes have left you with no results, it may be time to consider weight loss surgery with the professionals at Maryland Bariatrics.
Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is a way to attack weight loss head on by manipulating your body to feel fuller faster.
Below are four common types of surgery and how they work.
In sleeve gastrectomy surgery your doctor will remove a portion of your stomach and rework what is left into a tube shape. Some refer to this surgery as a “banana sleeve surgery” because the remaining stomach resembles the shape of a banana.
This limits the amount of food that your stomach can hold and rewires the hormones that signal your brain when you are hungry.
The part of your stomach responsible for secreting a hormone responsible for hunger, ghrelin, is removed.
A duodenal switch surgery involves removing a large portion of your stomach. Your doctor reworks your system to guide food to avoid most of your small intestine.
Basically, you stomach is smaller, and less calories and nutrients are absorbed. Because of this, careful attention needs to be paid to your post-op diet.
Gastric bypass surgery focuses the stomach so that only a small section of the upper stomach is able to take in food and your small intestine are rerouted to restrict calorie and nutrient intake.
Adjustable Gastric Banding
In an adjustable gastric banding surgery a band with an inflatable balloon is attached to the upper section of your stomach. This creates a smaller pouch for your food to fill.
Your surgeon can adjust the width of the band based on how you progress after the surgery by adding or removing fluid to the band’s balloon.
This restriction reduces the amount of food you can eat and leaves you feeling fuller sooner.
Weight Loss Surgery: The Bottom Line
If you are ready to make serious changes to your overall health and wellness, weight loss surgery might be the best option for you.
Don’t let another day go by where you aren’t fulfilling your resolution to take control of your health.
Call Maryland Bariatrics today at 301-965-0546 or email our firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.