Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity is a major health problem affecting approximately 500 million people world wide. Approximately 4.5 million deaths occurred because of obesity related comorbidities and it shortens the life span of those who suffers it. Obesity is no longer a problem of the affluent societies and western world. It was now a common problem not only in in the United States but also in Asia. In 2008, in India, percentage of Adult polulation with a BMI of more than 30 is 2.8% which has increased to more than 20% in 2017!!!
Obesity tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic contribution. However, family members also tend to share the same diet and lifestyle habits.
Hence OBESITY RUNS IN THE FAMILY CAUSE NO ONE RUNS IN THE FAMILY.
Environment also plays a role in obesity. Environmental factors include what and how often a person eats, a person’s level of activity and behavioral factors. We have come to realize that obesity is a chronic condition and a lifelong battle that requires long-term lifestyle changes.
Result of weight loss surgery
Most patients will lose about 66 to 80 percent of their excess body weight with the gastric bypass procedure. Substantial weight loss occurs 3 months to 12 months after surgery; some weight regain is normal and can be expected at two to five years after surgery.
Benefits of weight loss surgery
Health consequences of severe obesity, or comorbidities, affect most of the organs in the body. Most of these problems can be greatly improved, or entirely resolved, with successful weight loss. Most people have actually observed this, at least for short periods, after a weight loss by dieting. Unfortunately, with dieting, such benefits usually do not last, because weight loss from diets does not often last. We have shown that the weight loss achieved with Roux-en- Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy can reduce an average of 66 to 80 percent of excess body weight, and can be maintained for years following surgery. We instruct patients in a very simple program, which is much easier to follow when one is not constantly deprived on a diet.