weight loss surgery methods
When you use weight loss surgery you can use two methods to lose weight. The first method is a restrictive procedure which focuses on creating smaller stomach areas and smaller openings to your stomach so that you reduce your overall hunger levels as well as your food intake. The second is a malabsorptive method which focuses rerouting your intestines in a matter that limits the nutrients and calories which are absorbed by your body. Some types of weight loss surgeries will incorporate both.
Most people who undergo weight loss surgery use one of the two most popular procedures. The first is a Roux-en-Y surgery which is a gastric bypass surgery which utilizes an adjustable gastric band. This is commonly referred to as the lap band surgery. For the past thirty years, this has become one of the most popular restrictive and malabsorptive methods. The lap band surgery is the second most popular, second because of its youth. As a new weight loss surgery, this is a safer restrictive process and is growing continually in popularity. There are some weight loss surgery options which have fallen out of popularity. These include things such as older methods of stomach stapling, a distal gastric bypass, and the use of a duodenal switch.