Cause and effect; why or why not weight loss surgery? Studies shows there are many cause and effect to each weight loss surgery. There are also different kinds of surgery one is the Gastric Bypass Surgery and the Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Gastric bypass surgery refers to a surgical procedure in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower "remnant" pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both. The gastric sleeve however is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube-like structure. If surgery could eliminate obesity, then why is America still known as the most obese country in the world. Wouldn’t more and more people that are overweight have surgery?
There seem to be an increasing application of Roen-en-Y gastric bypass today by some surgeons. This is a restrictive procedure that has minimal mal-absorption issues and it makes part of an array of bariatric surgeries. However, the most commonly used procedure is biliopancreatic diversion or Scopinaro, which have been used for more than two decades and are popular in with many surgeons more so in the developing countries. This process is intended to inhibit absorption of fat in a bid to trigger massive weight loss in patients who are morbidly obese. It restricts gastric thereby diverting bile and pancreatic fluids to the distal ileum (Consensus Development Conference Panel, 1991). This procedure therefore exposes a limited area of small bowel for the absorption of nutrients that need biliary and pancreatic fluids. The procedure and its variations are still common as indicated above including; biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, which also result in malabsorption. It is however noted that most patients who undergo this procedure also experience severe protein and fat related malabsorption problems.
“I think I may go out on the town today and see what kind of fun things I can do.” Mommy look at that fat girl, fat people shouldn’t be allowed out, quack quack waddle fat girl, hey shamu go back to the water. These are some of the things that I have endured and heard on a day-to-day when going out in public as an obese individual. Like myself, a lot of other obese individuals have embarked on many failed weight loss attempts only to gain instead of lose weight. Bariatric Surgery is a great lifelong tool to help aid in weight loss and manage the success;, however, many individuals shy away from the surgery because many health professionals only state the risks over the benefits. Bariatric surgery has become very popular in the United States, but there are many factors to consider such as the risks and benefits, success rates, and procedure options offered. Bariatric surgery has afforded many obese individuals a new lease on life. Medical doctors and insurance companies seem to be down playing the benefits as a way to keep patients with many obesity related ailments to keep them in business. The benefits that bariatric surgery has greatly outweigh the risks and allows for new beginnings.
When it comes to surgery, there is an intensive pre-operative and post-operative procedure to ensure that the patient is well-prepared and healing mentally and physically, respectively. Now depending on the type of surgery performed, there are a specific set of health risks. Two types of weight loss surgery are currently being utilized, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a form of stomach stapling to curb food intake, and adjustable gastric banding, a placing of an adjustable band around the stomach to restrict food intake. With Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass, the health risks include Infection at incision points, narrowed links between the stomach and the intestines, loosened staples, vomiting, diarrhea, and hernia. Gastric Banding has health risks, including bleeding, infection, erosion of the band into the inside of the stomach, blockage of the stoma, and band slippage, occurring when moderate food intake does not take place, thus inducing vomiting. Other concerns for both these types of surgery is the after effect and the true effectiveness of the procedure, and the careful and strict adherence to diet, exercise, mental support groups, body contouring, etc. A 2006 group of obese teens who have undergone surgery will be interviewed again in 2011 to determine the actual effectiveness of their
Gastric Sleeve Surgery, also known as the sleeve gastrectomy, has become a popular choice for patients seeking excelling weight loss in a straightforward procedure that doesn't require maintenance and long-term complication rates of a Lap Band. On January 1st, 2010 United Healthcare added gastric sleeve surgery to their list of covered surgeries for weight loss. Over the following two years, almost every other major insurance company followed suit. From 2010 to 2015 gastric sleeves became the fastest growing bariatric surgery procedure. (www.obesitycoverage.com.)
Weight loss or bariatric surgery, as defined by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, is a surgery that “works by changing the anatomy of your gastrointestinal tract” or by “causing different physiologic changes in your body that change your energy balance and fat metabolism.” Weight loss surgery ultimately changes a person’s desire
Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that involves removing a large chunk of your stomach and attaching the remainder to your small intestine, making you feel full with less food. I’ve chosen this weight loss surgery as the method for you because of its speedy surgery and easiness. In the article “Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
It is possible that gastric bypass surgery will work for some, but it will not work for everyone. Eating disorders derive from multiple factors such as biological, psychological and environmental; Gastric bypass surgery does not help with a mental issue. Gastric bypass surgery could help or slow down the increasing obesity problem, but it is by far not a means to an end. Education, support, and medication is needed to help the obesity predicament in the United
In their meta-analysis, Treadwell and colleagues reviewed post–gastric bypass complications in six studies that included a total of 131 patients. No operation related hospital deaths occurred, but one death occurred in a child 9 months after gastric bypass who contracted severe Clostridium difficile colitis and experienced multisystem organ failure. Shock, pulmonary embolism, postoperative bleeding, severe malnutrition, and bowel obstruction occurred postoperatively, but because of variability in the way these complications were reported, the authors of the meta-analysis were unable to calculate actual incidences. Protein-calorie malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency were also reported, but their overall incidence in adolescents was unclear
Feld et al (2003) randomized thirty obese patients undergoing gastric bypass into two groups: one receiving sevoflurane and fentanyl while the other group received a sevoflurane and non-opioid regimen. The non-opioid regimen
Inch by inch the waist lines of Americans are getting larger. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health risks associated with obesity are on the rise. Americans are focusing more and more on losing weight as they get older and their health declines. With fad diets coming and going, Americans are looking for a quick fix when it comes to losing weight. One common way Americans are losing weight is by getting Gastric Bypass Surgery. This type of surgery, with its high health risks, is a popular way to lose weight among Americans. Since natural weight loss does not produce quick results it is often overlooked and not as common. Losing weight without surgery is the safest and healthiest way to shed those unwanted pounds. Those in search of losing weight should lose it naturally.
Only a few studies in nursing research provide some kind of study that looks into experiences of patients who choose to undergo bariatric surgical procedures or investigation. Within the growth of science in bariatric nursing, there is that need of information to support both the patient that is receiving the care and the physician that is providing the care and the support. In this time of continues growth in this bariatric procedures, it is a most that all healthcare providers initiate and Evaluate necessary changes in practice that will enhance the well-being and health of patients that undergo this procedure. With the current increase in the rate of obesity, people have now turned to bariatric surgery because they
A rising health epidemic that America is currently facing today is obesity. This is becoming very wide spread among all races and class levels due in part to the abundance of inexpensive food available, most notably, fast food restraints . There are literally thousands of diet books available but due to the extreme will power many of these programs demand, more and more people are turning to weight loss surgery as a final solution. The most popular procedures being Gastric Bypass, and Lap Band surgery. Although these are now fairly common procedures with a high rate of success there are also many differences that one should consider when choosing which would be a better fit for themselves . Three of the biggest differences would be