Bariatric Surgery Results: How long do they last?
Excessive weight gain not only affects the way you look, but it also comes with several health issues. It sometimes also leads to many psychological issues like depression, anxiety, withdrawal from social life, etc. When weight loss is not possible with dieting and exercising and it is causing serious health issues, weight-loss surgeries are sought. All types of weight-loss surgeries are collectively called bariatric surgery. All bariatric surgeries are major operations and must be performed by experts. The experts at the Aryan Hospital are highly experienced doctors, who have successfully transformed the lives of many patients by our weight-loss programs. We have world-class infrastructure and machinery to ensure patients’ comfort and accuracy during the procedure. We have in-house testing facilities for analyzing various parameters before narrowing down the program. Our doctors also guide you about the lifestyle and dietary changes to maintain a healthy body weight.
Considering Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is considered when your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher. People with such BMI values are considered extremely obese and needs treatment to lose weight. Sometimes you may be advised for bariatric surgery even if your BMI is 30 or above. If 30 BMI is accompanied by severe weight-related issues like type 2 diabetes, hypertension or severe sleep apnea is alarming. If you are obese you are more prone to heart diseases and stroke. If left untreated, it can even be fatal.
Pre-surgery testing is an inevitable part of every bariatric surgery. Every patient is meticulously examined physically and through blood and other diagnostic measures. Tests like thyroid, liver function, bone age evaluation, lipid profile, and nutrition deficiency are commonly performed. A wide range of specialists assess your physical parameters and determine further course of action.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Based on your condition doctors would follow any one type of procedure. Types of bariatric surgery offered by the Aryan hospital are a gastric bypass, gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy. We also provide laparoscopic surgery that is a minimal invasion procedure. It is a faster procedure that helps in faster healing and rapid healing.
Results and Longevity
The results of bariatric surgeries are long-term. The amount of weight you lose depends on the type of surgery and your lifestyle. However, it is possible to lose half or more than half excessive weight with these surgeries. Although it may take around two years to see the final outcomes, you would experience the difference right after the surgery. It not only saves you from many health problems but also allows you to perform daily activities with ease and comfort. The results are enduring and last for at least ten years. With a healthy diet and active lifestyle, you can sustain results even longer.