Being overweight exposes you to multiple health complications in addition to flexibility issues. Thankfully, you can achieve a healthy weight with efficient modern medical practices. To have your needs met by a top-notch Port Chester bariatric surgeon, make an appointment with AMI Surgery specialists. Call or schedule online for an appointment.
Am I Eligible for Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is the only proven option for achieving and maintaining long-term weight loss. Weight loss surgery is meant for excessively overweight people, but it is not ideal for everyone.
There are various parameters you must meet to be suitable for treatment:
· BMI range of 40 or higher — People with a Body Mass Index of 40 or above are candidates for weight loss surgery irrespective of their comorbidities.
· Individuals with a BMI of 30 or above who have medical comorbidities may be eligible for surgery if they have medical issues connected to their obesity.
Types of Weight Loss Surgery
At AMI Weight Loss Center, expert weight loss doctors perform three surgical weight loss techniques: adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric sleeve, and laparoscopic gastric bypass.
· Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band®)
The Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band®) procedure is one of the most popular, safe, and cost-effective medical weight loss procedures available. It was initially introduced in the 1980s and continues to be widely utilized as a main technique in the fight against obesity in Europe, Australia, and the United States.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, and most patients are discharged home the same day. Patients’ recovery times vary, but they usually return to work and routine activities within 4 to 7 days. Because the operation is performed using laparoscopic techniques, patients suffer less postoperative pain, recover faster, and resume normal activities sooner than with other types of bariatric surgery. The Lap Band® surgery is reversible, and the band is adjusted with a simple needle puncture.
· Laparoscopic Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass
Another frequent weight loss technique is laparoscopic gastric bypass. Its efficacy in attaining rapid weight loss stems from the fact that it combines a restrictive operation (cutting the size of the stomach through stomach stapling) with a malabsorption technique (pinning and re-routing a portion of the intestines). This reduces stomach size and sections of the small intestine, where a majority of the calories are absorbed and bypassed.
· Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve
One of the most recent treatments to aid in the fight against obesity is the sleeve gastrectomy. It is distinct from both the Lap-Band and the gastric bypass in that no foreign objects are left in the abdominal cavity, and the intestines are not rearranged.
Sleeve gastrectomy is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Most insurance companies cover it, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has authorized it as the main procedure.
After surgery, your AMI Surgery provider will design a special diet that allows them to shed weight safely without jeopardizing the healing process. Weight loss results are visible in as little as a few weeks or even days.
If you consider losing weight with convenient surgery options, AMI Surgery professionals can help you realize your dream. Call or schedule your appointment on their site today for more information.