weight loss surgery

weight loss surgery

Question:
what are the complications of bariatric surgery? How much are these complications health threatening?

Dr Answer:
the surgery complications depend on surgeon’s expertise and the instruments used through the surgery. However, bleeding and leakage are the major complications that there is no concern if the surgeon is expert. Dr. Anbara has performed Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery more than thousand times; meanwhile, only six patients have experienced minor complications which were resolved in further sessions.

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Question:
 How long does it take to be slim after bariatric surgery (i.e. weight loss surgery)?

Dr Answer:
you will lose 10 to 15 percent of your weight through the first month. And 30% will be decreased within three to six months. However, weight loss may last for up to two years.

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We have two different kinds of surgeries which help you to lose weight by shrinking the stomach size or reducing absorb calories. One of them is gastric banding or lap band surgery which limits the stomach size and the other one is gastric bypass which does both.

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if the surgery is done perfectly and the patient adheres to postoperative diet, the obesity will not return.

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the nature of gradual weight loss after the Sleeve Gastrectomy, compared to other methods, does not lead to skin sagging too much. However, regular exercise and swimming contribute in reduced sagging skin.

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Same as any other surgery, revision surgery is associated with some risks and issues such as infection, gastrointestinal leakage, bleeding or even longer hospitality or recovery time.

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Although there is no age limitation for having bariatric surgery, the procedure is too risky for teenagers and older adults.

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There are some risks and complications associated with bariatric surgery same as any other surgical procedure such as bleeding, infection, anesthesia risks, blockage or leaks in the bowels.

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