How many years has your New Year’s resolution been to lose weight? Years come and go, and you renew your resolutions without results. Or any weight lost is regained. This is very common. The cycle of weight loss and gain is extremely challenging to break without support.
Most forget about their New Year’s resolutions by February with only a handful making it through the year. If you’re struggling with long-term weight loss, this year might be the one to consider bariatric surgery to help you on your journey.
How Bariatric Surgery Can Help
Bariatric surgery is a tool that can help you lose weight and keep it off if you’ve had trouble with diet and exercise alone. Maintaining optimal health requires committing to long-term lifestyle changes. Bariatric surgery can help by giving you a head start so you can focus on building lifelong healthy habits.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
There are many reasons for having weight loss surgery, from managing or preventing chronic health issues to simply wanting to stay fit and active. Achieving a healthy weight can make a big impact on your whole-person health in body, mind and spirit.
In addition to feeling better mentally and emotionally, shedding excess weight after bariatric surgery may reduce the risk of many health conditions, including:
- Coronary heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- High blood pressure
- High LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol, low HDL (the “good”) cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides
- Many types of cancer
- Sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
Types of Bariatric Surgery
There are many types of bariatric surgery procedures that help people reach their weight-loss goals. Here are three options offered by our expert surgeons:
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: This procedure is designed to make your stomach much smaller. By enabling food to bypass much of the stomach and part of the small intestine, you’ll find yourself getting full more quickly, with less desire to eat, helping you keep the weight off for years to come.
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: During this procedure, surgeons remove approximately 80% of the stomach. This encourages gastrointestinal hormone production to reduce hunger and appetite.
- Duodenal switch: This surgery removes most of the stomach and changes your small intestine to reduce how much fat it can absorb. It also changes how your gastrointestinal (GI) tract produces gut hormones, which help control hunger and dramatically affect illnesses such as diabetes and lipid disease.
Although these surgeries utilize all the latest technology, including robotic surgery, we know it’s a big decision, and we’ll be with you at every step. Choosing the best bariatric surgery for you can depend on several factors, including the amount of weight you want to lose and your overall health. At AdventHealth Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, our entire team of surgeons, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and more are here to help you evaluate your options and choose the solution that’s best for you, and support you not only this year, but for years to come.
Take Charge of Your Weight-Loss Journey
When you’re ready, our team is here to help you meet your New Year's resolution. To get a better idea of bariatric surgery qualifications, visit our new guidelines for who qualifies for bariatric surgery or visit us here to learn more about our personalized bariatric and weight-care options at AdventHealth Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery. You deserve to feel whole, this year and for many years to come.