Main Types of Weight Loss Operations
Restrictive, malabsorptive weight loss
surgeries to treat obesity
is Bariatric Surgery | Types
| How Effective
| After Weight Loss Surgery
| Laparoscopic Surgery
| Gastric Banding | Stomach
Types of Weight Loss Surgery
There are 2 basic types of bariatric weight loss surgeries: restriction procedures and malabsorption procedures.
These procedures only reduce the size of the stomach - either by using a gastric band (lapband®), or staples, or both. They do not interfere with the normal process of digestion. Restrictive operations for obesity include: Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB) and Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG). After surgery, patients typically can eat only 3/4 to 1 cup of food without discomfort or nausea, thus food-intake is reduced. However, restrictive surgery is not always successful, as the stomach - although restricted in size - may be stretched, through over-eating, and weight loss may stop.
These procedures reduce the size of the stomach AND also bypass the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine), and sometimes the whole of the jejunum (the mid-section).
Malabsorptive procedures to reduce weight include:
Post-Operative Bariatric Surgery
Patients who undergo bariatrics like gastric banding or gastric bypass frequently lose significant amounts of weight as a result of reduced calorie intake. Such weight loss may lead to an excess of skin, and localized fat residues. These symptoms can be successfully treated by a range of bariatric plastic surgery operations, like Tummy Tuck, Mini-Tummy Tuck, Panniculectomy Procedure, Belt Lipectomy, Body Lift, Thigh Lift, Suction Lipectomy (Liposuction).
For more, see Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss
More Information About Bariatric Surgeries
For additional information and advice about how gastric surgery can reduce
obesity, plus help finding a board certified qualified weight loss surgeon,
BARIATRIC SURGERY INFORMATION