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Hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, sleep apnea and premature death. Fortunately, there are currently several clinically proven surgical solutions that provide effective and permanent weight reduction.
Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery achieves its goals by limiting the amount and rate of nutrient absorption. The simplest approach is the technique of "gastric balloon", it consists in reducing the volume of the stomach, by inserting an inflatable balloon, in order to limit the nutritional intake. Gastric sleeve surgery allows weight loss by altering the size and shape of the stomach through surgery while inhibiting a hormone that stimulates hunger. Gastric bypass surgery combines the reduction of stomach volume and the restriction of nutritional intake, which renders the lower part of the patient's stomach and the upper part of the small intestine useless. Both techniques (gastric sleeve and gastric bypass) are performed using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.
Extensive research into postoperative observations in patients undergoing bariatric surgery has conclusively demonstrated that bariatric surgery is the most effective way to end and reverse the chronic obesity problem in adults. Average weight loss was around 60%, with a 1% decrease in the international death rate. Bariatric surgery associated with positive lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) would be the best way to permanently end the problem of obesity.