Weight loss surgery has gained its popularity over the past few years. It is recommended for people with BMI over 40.
There are two different types of surgeries that are performed for weight loss. One is gastric bypass and another is lap band.
Both procedures are approved by the FDA so it is safe to assume that it is a healthy weight loss mechanism. Both procedures are performed only when the dietary efforts don’t work.
The gastric bypass procedure is done by dividing the stomach into two separate pouches, the top pouch being much smaller than the bottom pouch. The small intestines are rearranged so that the two pouches are connected. Each doctor performs gastric bypass in a different manner.
This is performed so when the first pouch is full, the brain get the signal that the person has had enough food. The food will move slowly from the top pouch to the bottom one. This will ensure that the person eats small portions of food all throughout the day. Gastric bypass helps obese people lose weight easily.