Which procedere is right for you?
Which procedure is right for you?
There are 3 classes of effective weight loss surgeries:
Each of these surgeries makes the stomach smaller and will induce hormonal changes so a patient feels more full after eating less food. Some procedures affect the way the body absorbs calories and nutrients on top of restricting the size of the stomach.
There are several procedures that fall into these categories. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery approves of only 6 safe and effective procedures
Gastric Bypass (Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y )
Duodenal Switch (Biliopancreatic diversion). The Duodenal Switch can be modified into the Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery (SIPS), a type of gastric bypass.
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Open procedures as deemed appropriate by the surgeon
SO HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR YOU ?
Type of Surgery
(including Roux-en-Y and SIPS surgeries)
|Minimum BMI(for those without obesity related health problems)||35||40||40|
|Suitable for those with other health problems related to weight gain||No||Yes||Yes|
|Minimum BMI(for those with one or more obesity-related health problems (e.g. diabetes)||N/A||35||35|
|Suitable for patients with other medical conditions that cause excessive weight gain?||No||No||No|
|What else should I know?||Speak to Dr. Ravi Rao for a more detailed, comprehensive and tailored overview of your options.|