Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to help individuals achieve significant and sustainable weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach or altering the digestive process. This type of surgery is typically recommended for individuals who are severely obese and have not been successful in achieving weight loss through diet and exercise alone.

There are several types of weight loss surgery, each with its own mechanism of action and potential benefits:

  1. Gastric Bypass Surgery: This procedure involves creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach and rerouting the small intestine to connect to this pouch. By reducing the size of the stomach and bypassing a portion of the small intestine, gastric bypass surgery restricts food intake and reduces the absorption of calories and nutrients.
  2. Sleeve Gastrectomy: During a sleeve gastrectomy, a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a smaller, banana-shaped stomach or “sleeve.” This reduces the stomach’s capacity to hold food, leading to decreased appetite and calorie intake.
  3. Adjustable Gastric Banding: In this procedure, an inflatable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a smaller pouch. The band can be adjusted to control the size of the opening between the pouch and the rest of the stomach, regulating food intake.
  4. Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS): This surgery combines elements of both gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. It involves removing a portion of the stomach to create a smaller sleeve and rerouting the small intestine to reduce the absorption of calories and nutrients.

Weight loss surgery works by promoting weight loss through various mechanisms, including restriction of food intake, changes in appetite hormones, and alterations in the absorption of nutrients. However, it is not a standalone solution for weight loss and requires commitment to lifestyle changes, including dietary modifications, regular exercise, and long-term follow-up care.

Candidates for weight loss surgery typically include individuals who:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher (severe obesity) or a BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related health conditions.
  • Have made unsuccessful attempts at weight loss through diet, exercise, and other medical interventions.
  • Are committed to making lifestyle changes and adhering to post-operative guidelines for long-term success.

Prior to undergoing weight loss surgery, patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation by a multidisciplinary team, including a bariatric surgeon, dietitian, psychologist, and other specialists. This evaluation helps assess the individual’s candidacy for surgery, identify potential risks and benefits, and develop a personalized treatment plan.

In Thailand, weight loss surgery is performed by highly skilled and experienced bariatric surgeons who adhere to international standards of safety and quality. Patients have access to state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive pre- and post-operative care to ensure a successful outcome and long-term weight loss maintenance.

Weight loss surgery can significantly improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals struggling with severe obesity. However, it is important to understand that surgery is not without risks and requires careful consideration, preparation, and ongoing support to achieve optimal results.

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