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Weight Loss Surgery- Is it the Right Choice?


If you think that you are too busy to follow a healthy way to lose weight then you need to at least consider the risks associated with these weight loss surgeries. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Weight Loss Surgery- Is it the Right Choice?

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  • In todays fast pacing world, all of us look for
    quick solutions and weight loss surgery is one of
  • Due to the habit of shortcuts, first, we choose
    unhealthy lifestyles like skipping breakfasts or
    opting for fast foods and then we gain weight.
    That turns into obesity and we end up inviting
    different health issues. Finally, when we realize
    that we should be losing weight we want overnight
  • We go for FAD diets, fasting and of course,
    different weight loss surgeries. But dont you
    think thats unnatural besides being expensive, I
    mean, you have gained that weight during a course
    of time and so your body needs time to shed that
  • But if you think that you are too busy to follow
    a healthy way to lose weight then you need to at
    least consider the risks associated with these
    weight loss surgeries.

Different Aspects of Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgeries are basically the weight loss
    surgeries. The medical procedure of reducing the
    size or removing an entire portion of your
    stomach to help you lose weight is the meaning of
    Bariatric Surgery.
  •  It is generally performed in individuals who
    have BMI ranging between 35-40. 
  • Bariatric Surgery is also carried out by
    individuals who are facing morbid obesity along
    with diseases like diabetes and cardiac problems.

Adjustable Gastric Band or Lap Band. Gastric
Bypass. Sleeve Gastrectomy. Electric Implant
Surgery. Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal
Switch (BPD/DS) Gastric Bypass.
Gastric Bypass
  • This is also termed as Roux-en-Y gastric
    bypass. It can be a laparoscopic surgery. 
  • The surgery will involve shrinking of your
    stomach size, making you eat really less. And
    your digestive system is also rerouted with this
  • Here the food you eat will be held in a pouch,
    basically a smaller stomach. Then it will bypass
    the rest of your stomach and directly reach your
    small intestine. With a smaller pouch to house
    your food, you will eat less!  

Adjustable Gastric Band / Lap Band  
  • It is also a laparoscopic surgery. 
  • Here the doctor will put a silicone adjustable
    band at the top of your stomach. 
  • This band basically controls the amount of food
    you eat. The band usually comes with a balloon
    that adjusts the band.

Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • This is a laparoscopic surgery that results in
    the removal of almost 80 percent of your stomach.
  • This surgery leaves only a part of your stomach
    or something like a banana-shaped stomach.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
(BPD/DS) Gastric Bypass 
  • It is a rather complicated weight loss surgery
    that involves some critical steps.
  • Firstly, much like a Sleeve Gastrectomy, a major
    portion of the stomach is removed and a small
    tubular stomach pouch is created. 
  • Then secondly, a very large portion of the
    stomach is bypassed.

Electric Implant Surgery
  • Here a rechargeable system is implanted in the
  • This device is controlled outside the body. 
  •  It uses electric pulses to suppress hunger. 
  • The wires of the new device are attached to the
    vagus nerves which is a cranial nerve, in between
    the stomach and esophagus.
  • This process basically controls the activities of
    the stomach.

Side Effects of Weight Loss Surgeries Some of
the risks that often come with bariatric surgery
Low Blood Sugar
Dumping Syndrome
  • It is a condition that can lead to the quick
    emptying of your stomach after any weight loss
  • This often results in undigested food entering
    the small intestine rapidly. Nausea, vomiting,
    dizziness, fatigue are the symptoms of this
  • One of the serious complications that come with
    bariatric surgery is hypoglycaemia or low blood
    sugar. It typically appears in 2 to 3 years after
    gastric bypass surgery.
  • The effect of this blood sugar disorder can be
    devastating for the patients. 
  • This condition often goes undiagnosed because it
    lacks awareness. However, this may lead to loss
    of consciousness and seizures that may lead to
    many accidents.

Marginal Ulcer
Malnutrition post surgery
  • It can be a life-threatening condition for the
    patients post their weight loss surgeries.
  • It basically develops in months and years after
    the surgery. 
  • Surgeries will practically reduce the amount of
    food you eat and that also means your body might
    undergo deficiencies of many micros as well as
    macro nutrients due to this.
  • Post weight loss surgeries, patients might often
    find suffering from marginal ulcers.
  • It is found mostly after gastric bypass
    procedures. It can lead to serious complications
    that may result in surgery without any guarantee
    that it wont return. 
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, hematemesis,
    stromal obstruction, or even perforation are some
    symptoms of marginal ulcer after bariatric

Internal Hernias
Bowel Obstructions
  • Bariatric surgeries modify your stomach in ways
    such that it will never be the same. And that
    makes a great point for your stomach to not
    behave normally.
  •  The bowel obstructions can lead to major threats
    for the patients and therefore need medical
    attention immediately.
  • Weight loss surgeries sometimes come with
    internal hernias. And if these hernias wont go
    away without proper medical treatments.
  • These are basically some obstructions or holes in
    the lining of the stomach. These hernias are
    found to be more common in the patients who have
    undergone open surgery than laparoscopy.

Weight loss surgery basically brings a rapid
weight loss and this rapid shedding of weight is
one solid reason for developing
gallstones. Studies show that the occurrence of
gallstones in patients undergoing bariatric
surgeries is as high as 35 percent.
Why shouldnt weight loss surgery be the solution?
  • With a generation obsessed with fast solutions,
    it is really difficult to tell them not to choose
    the option that takes lesser time.
  • Having weight issue can be very much solved with
    other better choices like dieting and working
  • Surely, that will take a longer time than a few
    hours of surgery but that will be more risk-free,
    more suitable and more sustainable for sure.

Is surgery superior to the non-surgical weight
loss procedures?
  • Many weight loss surgeries result in major
    complications. Often obese people with type 2
    diabetes are the ones that go for weight loss
    surgeries, but diabetes and obesity are two
    issues that can be easily corrected by a proper
  • Following a diet and putting yourself in regular
    physical activity can always be a better option
    than bypassing or removing body organs.
  • So it would be awfully wrong to say surgeries are
    superior to the non-surgical weight loss
    procedures like dieting.

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