Experimental Types of Bariatric Surgery Procedures Revealed!

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is significantly associated with most morbid diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, rheumatic diseases and also has a high mortality rate. For most obese individuals, the quest to reduce their risk of development of such diseases and to improve their quality of life is appropriately overwhelming. However, while most severely obese individuals get involved in these programs for health reasons, some do it to improve their looks.

The different types of bariatric surgery procedures are available today with several experimental types still being tested. It is basically a surgical procedure with the sole aim of assisting obese individual to lose weight quickly and is described as one of the frontiers of medicine in the late twentieth century. There are three main types of weight loss surgery procedures: the restrictive, restrictive-malabsorptive and a combination of the two types. These bariatric surgeries are also categorized into means of achieving restriction or malabsorption into open vs. laparoscopic and banding vs. stapling surgeries.

The restrictive method involves stomach reduction surgery, which gets the stomach full after the consumption of a lesser quantity of food than usual, resulting in the cessation of eating because satisfaction is attained earlier than before the surgery. It includes the vertical banded gastroplasty, adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, transoral gastric volume reduction and the gastric plication surgery.

The restrictive-malabsorptive surgery is aimed at reducing the absorbed quantity of food and therefore fewer calories to be stored as excess fat. Some examples of the type of surgery such as billiopancreatic diversion and jejunoileal bypass are no longer performed due to numerous associated complications.

In addition to the procedures described earlier, transoral gastric volume reduction, TOGA bariatric surgery, implantable maestro system and Endobarrier gastrointestinal liner are experimental types of bariatric surgery currently undergoing investigations.

An important consideration for the types of bariatric surgery procedures performed is the cost, depends on the surgeon, as well as the availability of an insurance policy. The gastric bypass surgery cost is generally less expensive and less complicated as compared to the other types. However, its affordability varies according to geographic location with it being more expensive in the east and west coast. You can find out more about the cost of the surgery in our other articles.

The important thing to remember when it comes to these drastic procedures is that they must be accompanied by permanent dramatically strict dietary changes, which would no longer allow you to consume many of your favorite foods that likely contributed to your obesity. Many patients report incidents of getting sick when trying to consume high carb foods such as bread and pasta; some are unable to control their cravings and end up regaining the lost weight; but those with a strong will who adhere to the strict post-op guidelines, do report an improvement in overall health and lifestyle. You will also be required to consume daily vitamin supplements, since your body will be losing a lot of vital nutrients due to the invasive surgery, so you will be required to learn to live with the dependency on them. This should not be a deal breaker for you since most people, even generally healthy ones, should be taking vitamin supplements on a daily basis, as North American foods no longer provide sufficient nutrient levels necessary for our bodies to maintain a strong immune system.

Finally, any of the types of bariatric surgery procedures mentioned above must be discussed and recommended by your doctor and should be considered as a last resort in your attempt to lose excess weight, since the only sure safe method to get slim with lesser short and long term unpleasant side effects is via natural healthy diet and exercise.