What You Need To Know About Bariatric Surgery

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What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Maybe you have tried a number of weight loss trends and find that nothing seems to be working for you. There are other options available for you in order to achieve the weight loss that you have always wanted, one of which is bariatric surgery. What is bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery, in a nutshell, aims to restrict one’s food intake, as well as reduce food absorption in the stomach and intestines. How does this go about? The process of digestion starts from breaking down of your food in your mouth. Upon reaching the stomach, your food is broken down further by the juices in your stomach, which is then digested and absorbed further when it reaches your small intestine. What bariatric surgery does is it reduces the calories and nutrients which are being absorbed through the normal digestive process by altering the process itself. This then leads to weight loss by those who undergo the said procedure. To know more about bariatric surgery, check out the Davtyan Medical Weight Loss and Wellness website for more information.

Are There Benefits To Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery offers a lot of health benefits to those who wish to avail of this procedure. First of all, this is one of the highly effective ways of losing weight for those who have been struggling with weight loss for a long period of time. This is because bariatric surgery helps you reduce your food intake by lessening your stomach’s capacity to store food, hence you will be feeling full a lot faster. By keeping the weight off with bariatric surgery, a patient can lessen his or her risk of getting heart disease. It can also help you lower one’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Having a weight loss procedure such as bariatric surgery can also help you have lesser risk of having stroke. With bariatric surgery, you can also lessen the risk of having type 2 diabetes. By undergoing bariatric surgery, you will also feel less pain in your joint areas as the added weight that your joints have been carrying will be significantly reduced. Bariatric surgery can also help you lessen other health concerns such as metabolic syndrome and gall bladder disease. Besides your over-all health conditions, having bariatric surgery can also help you improve your fertility and lessen pregnancy complications. Have you been having trouble with your sleep? Bariatric surgery can also help you reduce your sleep apnea. Bariatric surgery is not just good for your body, but for your mental health as well. By undergoing bariatric surgery, it can also help a patient reduce depression. For other benefits of bariatric surgery, consult with Davtyan Medical Weight Loss and Wellness.

Are There Different Kinds Of Bariatric Surgery?

There are different kinds of bariatric surgery that you can choose from. Some of the kinds of bariatric surgery are lap banding or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding; gastric bypass or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy; and duodenal switch. To know more on which bariatric surgery is best for you and the kinds of weight loss surgeries offered, inquire at Davtyan Medical Weight Loss and Wellness.

How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate For Bariatric Surgery?

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, to be qualified for a bariatric surgery, a candidate must have a Body Mass Index or BMI greater than 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight, or a candidate must have a Body Mass Index greater than 35 and at least one or more obesity-related health conditions such as type II diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, gastrointestinal illnesses, sleep apnea, and other kinds of health risks. The candidate must also have the inability to have any healthy weight loss, even though various weight loss efforts have been employed before for over a long period of time. To know if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, ask the experts at Davtyan Medical Weight Loss and Wellness for more information.

Where Can I Go To Know More About Bariatric Surgery?

Dr. David G. Davtyan can help you in any of your questions, concerns, and clarifications regarding bariatric surgery. At Davtyan Medical Weight Loss and Wellness, you are confident that you are given the best weight loss treatment as Dr. Davtyan is the leading weight loss surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. Davtyan Medical Weight Loss and Wellness offers a number of different weight loss procedures such as bariatric revision, lap band surgery, gastric balloons, gastric sleeve, and other different kinds of wellness related services. Let Dr. Davtyan help you achieve your goal of having a healthy body. Head over to the website to know more about bariatric surgery and other services available. Choose Davtyan Medical Weight Loss and Wellness for your health and wellness.

Posted on behalf of Dr. David G. Davtyan MD, FACS, FICS

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