Bariatric Surgery Abroad
Most U.S. adults are above a healthy weight, with half of them being obese. Obesity is considered a health risk that may lead to serious complications if the patient does not make lifestyle adjustments and adopt healthier habits. When body weight and body fat percentage increases, your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression also increases significantly. Obese individuals are also more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke. Losing weight can be a difficult goal to reach, and many people find that exercise and diet are not always enough to help them reach a healthier body weight.
Several types of bariatric are available and are designed to either prevent overeating or restrict the absorption of food. In blocking procedures, food is diverted or prevented food from being absorbed in the proximal small intestine, where a lot of food absorption normally takes place. Restrictive procedures are designed to effectively reduce the size of the stomach with the intention of making you feel full with less food. This is accomplished either by placing a band or staples around a portion of the stomach, or by placing a balloon-type object in the stomach to take up space. Other procedures, known as mixed procedures, incorporate elements of both blocking and restrictive approaches.
Weight Loss Surgery Procedure
Laparoscopic procedures use small incisions and instruments that are guided with the assistance of tiny cameras inserted into the abdomen. This is advantageous in that the healing process is shortened so that, in most instances, patients are able to leave the hospital within one to two days. Studies have shown bariatric surgery to be very effective for rapid weight loss, particularly within the first few months. Bariatric surgery has also shown excellent results for reversing type 2 diabetes.
American Medical Care is experienced in many types of different Bariatric Surgery that can help you reduce your body weight and reach a weight that will satisfy you and also reduce your risks of developing obesity-related diseases.
Some of the weight loss surgeries our professional network of qualified surgeons offers include:
- Laparoscopic gastric bypass
- Laparoscopic gastric banding
- Gastric plication
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Revisional bypass
American Medical Care, a medical tourism agency, has a network of professional bariatric surgeons that are carefully selected for their advanced training and years of proven success in bariatric surgical procedures. Our numerous bariatric centers are conveniently located in Louisiana, California, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Nashville, Virginia, Texas, and other locations throughout the U.S.