Types of Weight Loss Operations

Weight Loss Operation is one of the alternatives for people who wants to have a faster result of losing weight. These are only some of the weight loss operations that I know.

Gastric Band
A band fitted around the top of the stomach which severely restricts the amount of food you can eat.

Gastric Bypass
A line of staples separates the top part of the stomach to create a pouch which means food bypasses most of the stomach and small intestine.

Stomach Stapling (Vertical banded gastroplasty)
An obsolete weight loss operation replaced by the gastric band.

Sleeve Gastrectomy
An operation for weight loss which reduces the size of the stomach.

Bilopancreatic Diversion
This operation removes most of the stomach and attaches a small pouch left to the final part of the small intestine.

Duodenal Switch
A similar operation to the bilopancreatic diversion, this operation involves removing part of the stomach.

Intragastric Balloon
A deflated silicone balloon is placed into the stomach and filled with liquid to create a feeling of fullness.

Implantable Gastric Stimulator
This operation involves implanting electrodes into the stomach which stimulates the stomach to send messages to the brain to induce feelings of fullness.


~ by mirksmith on June 6, 2010.

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