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Types of weight loss surgery
Weight loss surgery involves altering the stomach or small intestines. Sometimes both are
changed. There are different methods that surgeons can apply to make the procedure possible.
You need to choose a procedure that will work for you. Some of the methods that surgeons use
Gastric bypass
This is a procedure where the surgeon will leave a small part of the stomach intact. The pouch is
able to hold a little food at a time. This means that a person who has had the procedure ends up
eating less. The food eaten bypasses all other parts of the stomach and rests in the pouch and into
the small intestines. The surgery is usually done by having some incisions and then the insertion
of a camera called a laparoscope. Doctors sometimes perform the mini gastric bypass performed
using laparoscope.
Adjustable gastric band
In this case, a gastric band is used. The surgeon points a band around the stomach too. This is a
band that has a balloon and it is this that controls just how loose or tight the band will be. This
band restricts the amount of food that can reach the stomach. This is a surgery that utilizes a
Gastric sleeve
This is a surgery, which removes a large part of the stomach only leaving the upper stomach as a
narrow section. This is what they call gastric sleeve. This kind of surgery can curb ghrelin, the
hunger hormone, meaning you end up eating less.
Duodenal Switch
This is a kind of surgery that is very complicated. Usually, most of the stomach is removed. It
makes use of the gastric sleeve so as to bypass a great part of the small intestine. It also ends up
limiting just how much you can take in. This means that the body does not absorb too much
nutrients from the food. This may mean that you will not get as many minerals and vitamins as
the body may need.
Weight loss surgery is not a thing to be taken lightly. There are real risks involved, meaning that
you should exercise precaution before you take for a procedure. One of the best things to do is to
choose a doctor carefully.
It is important to choose a doctor carefully. He needs to be trained and qualified and one that
truly understands how everything works. It would be easy to determine whether a doctor is good
at what he does if he takes his time to look at your health condition before rushing to conduct
this sensitive surgery on you.

You should take time to find out how much experience he has had in the field. Dealing with a
person who has done the surgery several times is a better way to ensure that you enjoy success.
Do some background checks too, so as to ascertain that you are dealing with someone that does
not have a criminal record.
Take time to also to find out about the outcomes of the surgeries that the doctor has handled in
the past. A doctor with higher success rates has a better chance than one who has failed more.

There are various types of weight loss surgery. The procedures are quite new in the field. Dr.
Hargroder’s is one of he professionals that can aid you with this kind of weight loss surgical
procedure in the most modern way.

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