Bariatric surgery is one of the most popular options that is being considered by many people who are morbidly obese. This treatment for losing weight has dramatically increased in recent times. And this has raised efficacy, price and especially safety concerns about this kind of surgery. By the virtue of this article, we shall examine the safety concerns of these increasingly frequent procedures.
Let us take a look at the benefits and risks of weight-loss surgery so that you can decide if it is a safe option for shedding off weight.
Risks of Bariatric Surgery
The risks of undergoing bariatric surgery are quite minimal when compared to those involved with obesity.
The obesity risks generally include complications related to diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension, as well as the likelihood of premature death. The potential risks of bariatric surgery include dumping syndrome, developing kidney stones, and sometimes weight regain.
However, it is also seen that people who go under the knife to lose weight significantly show improvement in their overall health. Bariatric surgery helps in eliminating sleep apnea, reversing the effects of type 2 diabetes, and improving high blood pressure. All of these contribute to a long and healthier lifestyle.
Bariatric surgery is safe
Although surgical procedures of all types involve risks of some of the other kind, the bariatric procedure is considered to be one of the safest surgeries to undergo.
Two of the most popular bariatric surgeries vertical sleeve gastrectomy and roux-en-y gastric bypass procedures make use of a laparoscopic approach to minimize the risks of complications.
In this kind of approach, a thin tube called the laparoscope is inserted inside your abdominal cavity through a small cut. The camera attached to it helps to see the inside of the abdomen. The surgeon makes use of small and thin instruments for performing the surgery. Being a precise operation, the time taken for the surgery is long, but the recovery time is minimized as there are small cuts to be healed. The patient’s hospital stay is also minimised, and post-operative pain is also decreased.
The Bariatric team of LapSurgery
Lapsurgery is among the best hospitals in Dubai having a team of expert surgeons who have performed the highest volume of weight-loss surgeries here. And the experience of our surgeons is often associated with improved outcomes and minimum risks for surgical complications. They will individually assess your case and suggest the best type of bariatric surgery that also will be safest for your body type.