Medicine is in constant development, and the number of possibilities today seems unlimited. Aesthetic surgery seems to work like magic - quickly, effortlessly, and impeccably beautiful results. Thus, many people misunderstand the essence of bariatric surgery and perceive it only as an effective way to lose weight. People often refer to bariatric surgery as plastic surgery, after which you immediately become slim and beautiful. In practice, the goal of bariatric surgery is not so much beauty as health. The operations are performed on patients suffering from obesity, with the aim of improving the health, treatment, and prevention of diseases associated with obesity and improving the quality of life of the patient.
Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity to date. With the help of bariatric surgery, one can significantly improve the state of health, improve the quality of life and begin to lead a more active lifestyle. Most patients undergoing bariatric surgery managed to achieve a significant reduction in body weight and maintain the weight achieved after surgery. These people became more active and healthy, began to need fewer drugs than before surgery.
How does surgical treatment for obesity work?
With surgery on the stomach and small intestine, the operated patients begin to feel full after eating less food, thus consuming fewer calories.
After having a bariatric surgery in India you can:
· Reduce excess weight by 70-80%
· Stop symptoms or completely get rid of type 2 diabetes
· Reduce the risk of cancer death by 60%
· Reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 56%
Whether the bariatric surgery will help to achieve good results and whether the patient will be satisfied with the result depends entirely on the cooperation between the clinic and the patient, as well as on the patient's awareness and motivation. There are stories in the media about cases in which bariatric surgery did not produce the desired results, or patients were disappointed due to huge excess skin after losing excess weight. To avoid this, it is very important to give an accurate overview of the entire process and conduct a thorough preoperative consultation.
The patient should be sufficiently prepared how to behave both before and after the operation, it must be motivated and, if necessary, sent for a consultation with a psychologist to help change the way of thinking, as well as patterns of behavior and habits. The patient must also be trained in nutrition to reinforce new eating habits. Physical activity should also be regulated in accordance with the capabilities and health status of the patient.
Often people suffer from fear of surgery or self-doubt in order to take the necessary step to change their lifestyle. Various fears and doubts are quite normal feelings, and psychologists and psychiatrists will help prepare for the transition to a new lifestyle.
Different bariatric operations require a completely different approach to the organization of nutrition after surgery. Unfortunately, very few nutritional consultants have a sufficient range of knowledge about bariatric surgery. Therefore, in many hospitals, all patients are treated according to the same scheme in the same way, and nutrition tips are based on the most radical resection of the stomach. However, if we compare the nutritional requirements of the patient after bandaging the stomach and the patient who underwent surgery to bypass the stomach, the diet of these two patients differs significantly. At bariatric surgery hospitals, physiologists and nutritional consultants will solve physiological problems based on an individual approach to the patient.