If you are suffering from obesity and have been finding it difficult to lose weight on your own, it is advisable to seek medical assistance.
Your doctor will advice on the best form of weight loss journey you can make do with. It is either you are placed on a diet or asked to go for a surgical procedure.
Below are four types of weight loss surgeries that might be recommended:
● Gastric bypass surgery- In this procedure, your surgeon makes a small pouch at the top of your stomach that links directly to your small intestine. Food and liquids can go through the pouch and into the intestine, bypassing most of the stomach. It’s also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery.
● Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)- This procedure separates your stomach into two pouches using a band.
● Gastric sleeve surgery- This procedure involves removing part of your stomach.
● Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch- This procedure involves removing most of your stomach.
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