Weigh Loss Surgery

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When you have been big all your life and after fail diet after fail diet you ask yourself, “what is the next option?” The thing is a newer and skinner you is only a surgery away called, weight loss surgery. Many people believe that this surgery is the easy way out but I fell that after you have tried with no results this is the best thing. Weight lost surgery is a surgery that changes your stomach and digestive system that limit how much food you can eat and how many nutrients you absorbs leading to weight loss. In this essay I will talk about the different types of surgery and how they worked, the requirement in order to have the surgery and also the advantage and the disadvantage of the surgery. After reading the essay you will understand weight loss surgery and why people get it. There are 4 types of weight loss surgery that people can have. They are called Gastric Bypass, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Adjustable Gastric Band and Biliopancreatic Diversion with a Duodenal Switch. In order to have these surgery there are pre-requisite that have to be followed. The first step is the doctor has to check your BMI (Body Mass Index) to see what you rate, if your BMI is 40 and greater then you qualify but if your BMI is 35 and greater and you have a serious health problem linked to obesity then you qualify for the surgery. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has an approved people whose BMI is 30 and greater and also a health condition linked to obesity. The other reasons are when diet and exercise have been unsuccessful, and also a team of health care professional approved. The team of health care professional including a doctor, dietitian, psychologist and a surgeon.

The gastric bypass surgery is considered to be the “gold standards” of weight…...

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