Weight loss surgeries

Weight loss surgeries are not as easy as people think. There is always a risk involved if you are going to shape up your body through any type of weight loss surgery. There are many different procedures to choose from but it depends on you to choose the type of surgery you want according to your health, financial status and your doctor’s prescription.

When we talk about some basic weight loss surgeries, there are two of them. One is restrictive and the other one is malabsorptive.


Restrictive surgery restricts the size of your stomach which will limit your calories intake. This is really a great way to restrict a person from over-eating. After surgery, you will find immediate effects because of your limited eating.


This surgery has numerous side effects so it is no longer in use. In this surgery, surgeons bypass part of your small intestine to make hard for the calories to absorb in your body.

These two are basic weight loss surgeries but the combination of both these surgeries will produce better results for you like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

This type of surgery is on demand and is very effective in producing excellent results without any complications. In this surgery a small pouch is created first to attach it with the first part of small intestine. This pouch is created because it will limit your food intake. Now through this pouch, the food will bypass the lower stomach and the calories and nutrients will be less absorbed.

Gastric Banding

This procedure is also a successful one in which the surgeons limit your food intake by placing a same small pouch at the top area of stomach. The lower opening of this pouch is a narrow one to delay the emptying time and to feel heavy for a longer period of time. It can limit your food intake but cannot reduce calories absorption.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

In this type of surgery, surgeons remove a part of your stomach to lower down the quantity of food intake. The remaining part of stomach will not hold large quantity of food and in this way you will eat less and keep fit. It will also lessen your eating desire but it may not affect nutrients or calories absorption.

Switching of Duodenum with biliopancreatic deviation

In this type of surgery, large part of your stomach is separated by the surgeons but they do not touch duodenum and the food releasing valve which releases food to small intestine. Switching of duodenum is done by closing middle part of stomach and attaching last part with duodenum. Biliopancreatic deviation is done by making use of the separated part by reattaching it with the last part of the intestine and thus it will be able to limit the absorption of nutrients and calories.

These all surgeries are unique in their own way but it depends on you to choose any specific surgery according to your needs.

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