What is Weight loss surgery?
Bariatric surgery (or weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery). Long-term studies show the procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a mortality reduction from 40% to 23%. The U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends bariatric surgery for obese people with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40, and for people with BMI of at least 35 and serious coexisting medical conditions such as diabetes. However, research is emerging that suggests bariatric surgery could be appropriate for those with a BMI of 35 to 40 with no comorbidities or a BMI of 30 to 35 with significant comorbidities. The most recent American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery guidelines suggest the position statement on consensus for BMI as an indication for bariatric surgery. The recent guidelines suggest that any patient with a BMI of more than 30 with comorbidities is a candidate for bariatric surgery. A National Institute of Health symposium held in 2013 that summarized available evidence found a 29% mortality reduction, a 10-year remission rate of type 2 diabetes of 36%, fewer cardiovascular events, and a lower rate of diabetes-related complications in a long-term, non-randomized, matched intervention 15-20 year follow-up study, the Swedish Obese Subjects Study. The symposium also found similar results from a Utah study using more modern gastric bypass techniques, though the follow-up periods of the Utah studies are only up to 7 years. While randomized controlled trials of bariatric surgery exist, they are limited by short follow-up periods
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is bariatric surgery safe?
Before answering this question, let’s ask: “is morbid obesity dangerous?” If we compare the numerous life-threatening risks posed by obesity with the rare non-life-threatening complications that might occur after weight loss surgery, it becomes clear that the safety of bariatric surgery is far greater than remaining obese and dealing with a wide range of health issues. (The benefits of bariatric surgery have been enumerated above.)
Which weight loss surgery is right for me?
One of the most important factors considered when deciding on the type of weight loss surgery is BMI. Depending on your BMI and your health status, your doctor recommends that a certain procedure is more suitable for you. To learn more, read which weight loss surgery is best for which BMI category.
How much weight will I lose after bariatric surgery?
It depends on the procedure, your weight, and your diet after surgery. Generally, most patients lose 40 to 80 percent of their excess weight within 2 years after weight loss surgery.
How long does bariatric surgery take?
Depending on the procedure and your health status, it takes between 1 hour (in outpatient procedures like the gastric balloon and lap-band) and 4 hours (in more invasive procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass).
How long do I have to stay in hospital for a weight loss surgery?
For the most invasive weight loss surgery procedures such as gastric bypass and sleeve, the hospital stay after surgery is typically 2-3 days. For outpatient procedures of lap-band and gastric balloon, the patient can go home on the day of the procedure.
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