My Weight Is Over: Weight-Loss Surgery & Weight-Loss Procedures Explained.
Clinically severe obesity is a chronic condition that is very difficult to treat. Altering the 'normal' digestive process through bariatric surgery is a viable option for some who seek medical assistance
The normal digestive process explained:
Normally, as food moves along the digestive tract, appropriate digestive juices and enzymes digest and absorb calories and nutrients. After being chewed and swallowed, the food moves down the esophagus to the stomach, where a strong acid continues the digestive process.
The stomach can hold about three pints of food at one time. When the stomach contents move through the pylorus to the duodenum, the first segment of the intestine, bile and pancreatic juice speed up digestion. Most of the calcium and iron in the foods we eat is absorbed in the duodenum. The jejunum and ileum, the remaining two segments of the nearly 20 feet of small intestine, complete the absorption of almost all calories and nutrients.
The food particles that cannot be digested in the small intestine are stored in the large intestine until eliminated.
Types of Bariatric Weight-loss Surgery
Obesity surgery promotes weight loss by restricting food intake or interrupting digestive processes is an option for clinically severe obese people. Bariatric surgery is the standard of care when other medically supervised methods have failed, and it offers the best option of long-term weight control for those with clinically severe obesity.
The bariatric surgeons at St. Vincent's Medical Center perform many types of weight-loss surgeries, including gastric bypass surgery. They use techniques such as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure, Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure and Lap Band Procedure that produce weight loss primarily by limiting how much the stomach can hold. All bariatric surgeries are done laparoscopically unless the open procedure is deemed necessary.
Obesity Surgery Options & Weight-Loss Procedures -
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