Amazing Facts You Should Definitely Know About Weight Loss Surgery

Amazing Facts You Should Definitely Know About Weight Loss Surgery

medical illustration of a vertical banded gastroplasty surgery

Weight loss surgery can be life saving for some people who have a lot of weight to lose and need more than diet and exercise. Depending on the surgery, they often lose 30% to 50% of their extra weight within 6 months. It is truly a big decision to make. The reason why it is a big decision to make is, it has possible risk of certain side effects too. One of the major issues of the Bariatric surgery is the Neurological complications. Below are some best information about the weight loss surgery and its health complications.

How Weight Loss Surgery Works?


Some weight loss surgeries prevent the stomach from stretching to full size.  Some surgeries also bypass part of the intestine, so you can absorb fewer calories and lose weight. Today, most weight loss surgeries use small cuts, known as “Laparoscopic” surgery, instead of a big one. You can’t eat as much afterward, and it takes a life-long commitment to diet and exercise to keep the pounds off.  Since it’s a major surgery, there are some risks, too.

Different Types Of Weight Loss Surgeries

There are two groups of weight loss surgery

  • Restrictive: The aim of restrictive surgeries is to decrease the size of the stomach, resulting in significantly reduced food intake as it becomes physically impossible to overeat, and slower digestion.

Examples:  Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding & Gastric “Sleeve” Surgery

  • Malabsorptive: In addition to shortening the gastrointestinal tract, it reduces the amount of food which can be absorbed, thus have the greatest effect on weight loss today and is the top choice for patients.Examples:  Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery