Gastric Bypass Surgery
This type of surgery is the most common making up about 4/5ths of all types of weight loss procedures. The stomach is divided into two parts but the upper and lower sections are actually sealed from each other. The lower section of the small intestine is then attached to the upper stomach. By moving past so many parts of the digestive process, fewer calories are absorbed by the body.
This procedure will provide a quick loss in weight and related obesity conditions will improve rapidly. But a diet following this surgery must be monitored carefully to ensure proper nutrients are absorbed. Like any surgery, there is a risk for being on the operating table.
So which option is the best? It really does depend on a patient’s current health and body type. But for people with a BMI of over 40 who have tried and failed with other avenues of weight loss, weight loss surgery is something to look into.