A weight loss center Los Angeles is a center where professionals help significantly obese people to lose weight. Being significantly obese has become one major problem in people’s lives as it not only affects their dream or carrier but they also suffer from many different overweight-related conditions. Those conditions are as follows:
- Heart disease and stroke
- Osteoarthritis (joint pain)
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- NAFLD and NASH
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease and stroke
So, to avoid all these problems and conditions is to lose significant weight at the right time. You can lose significant weight either through a natural procedure or a surgical procedure. Losing significant weight naturally is not as easy a task as it seems, it needs great effort, commitment, and patience. While in the case of a surgical procedure, it does not need much effort as a natural procedure.
However, for this procedure, you need to be physically and mentally fine. Also, you need to undergo several tests and examinations to determine whether you are a suitable candidate or not. This kind of weight loss surgical procedure is called bariatric surgery. It changes your stomach making them smaller so that you can eat lesser food than usual which will eventually help you lose weight.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
The following are different types of bariatric surgery:
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty:
In this bariatric procedure, the surgeon will first give you anesthesia that will make you unconscious during the surgery. The surgeon uses a special surgical flexible tube that is attached to a small camera and an endoscopic suturing device at the end of the tube. The surgeon then inserts this tube into your throat till it reaches your stomach. The surgeon carefully places this suture on your stomach without making any incisions with the help of the camera. This suture changes the shape of your stomach i.e. making them smaller. Thus, you will start losing weight slowly.
Gastric banding or lap banding:
In this bariatric procedure, the surgeon will first give you anesthesia. The surgeon uses a special surgical band, also called a lap band that is made from adjustable soft silicone. The surgeon then put this band around your stomach. This band changes the shape of your stomach i.e. making them smaller. Thus, you will start losing weight slowly.
In this bariatric surgery, the surgeon will first give you anesthesia. The surgeon uses two steps in this procedure. The first step is to make your stomach into two sections i.e. one top smaller part and one low larger part with the help of a special surgical stapled device. The top smaller part of your stomach is where the food will get stored. The second step is to connect the new small stomach to the small intestine. This will make your body absorb lesser nutrients and calories. Thus, you will start losing weight slowly
BPD-DS (biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) procedure:
In this bariatric surgery, the surgeon will first give you anesthesia. The surgeon uses three steps in this procedure. The first step is sleeve gastroplasty. In this step, the surgeon will make your stomach smaller by removing a larger section of your stomach with the help of a stapled device. The second step is to connect the new small stomach to the small intestine. This step makes your body absorb lesser nutrients and calories. The third step is to make changes to the normal way of digestion. Thus, all these steps will make you lose weight slowly.