Weight Loss Surgery in Brownsville, TX
Obesity is a serious issue in the United States. It’s estimated that 35 percent of Americans are obese, and on average, 300,000 deaths each year are linked to obesity. Additionally, being overweight can lead to complications and increase your risk of getting other diseases, such as heart disease, certain cancers, and organ failure.
Types of Weight Loss Procedures
Bariatric procedures should be treated as tools that can help you change your eating habits to gradually lose weight. Each one has its pros and cons as applied to specific cases.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Usually the first step in bypass surgery, the gastric sleeve procedure can actually be its own single procedure in some cases. This procedure involves sectioning off your stomach into two parts, a large and small pouch, and leaving only the smaller pouch for food to be processed.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass is the most common bariatric surgery procedure and is very effective as it combines both restrictive and malabsorptive methods. Not only does it use methods from the sleeve surgery, but also “bypasses” where the stomach connects to the small intestine, also affecting how your body intakes nutrients.
Gastric Band Surgery
The gastric band procedure uses minimally invasive methods to place a piece of equipment, a band, around the upper part of your stomach. The band is able to control the rate at which food goes into the stomach which can be adjusted externally by a doctor during frequent visits.
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