With the advancement in technology and increasing number of fast food chains, obesity in teenagers has become a growing concern around the world. Obese teens are not only suffering from social alienation, which puts too much emphasis on physical appearance, but also facing various comorbid conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and sleep disorders. Many teenagers, who have tried to lose weight without any success, are turning to bariatric surgeries as a solution. In the post, we list one of the recommended weight loss surgeries for obese teenagers.
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What is gastric bypass?
Gastric bypass refers to a surgical bariatric procedure that makes the stomach smaller and causes food to bypass a part of the small intestine. Due to small stomach pouch, the patient feels full for longer durations, thereby expediting the weight loss process.
Types of gastric bypass
1. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
In Roux-en-Y gastric bypass bariatric procedure, a small pouch-like cavity is created in the stomach, which is connected directly to the middle of the small intestine. The surgical procedure involves several small incisions and the use of a surgical camera to carry out the procedure. On an average people who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery lose more than half of their excess weight.
2. SIPS Bariatric Surgery
SIPS bariatric surgery is an effective weight loss surgery that lowers the risk of diarrhea and nutritional deficiencies. The surgical procedure is carried out by forming a sleeve gastrectomy, a little larger than a usual sleeve. SIPS is beneficial for diabetic patients and is one of the best revision surgeries after the failure of RYGB, and adjustable gastric banding (AGB), and SG.
Bariatric surgery is one of the most sought-after weight loss surgical procedures among teenagers, when all other conservative measures have failed. If you are in Perth or anywhere else in Australia, or someone you know is struggling with morbid obesity, Perth Surgical and Bariatrics can help. We are a reputable bariatric clinic dedicated to assisting patient looking to fight obesity and lose weight. Should you wish to learn more about RNY gastric bypass and other weight loss surgeries, schedule an appointment or simply call 08 65581901.