Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
Two most common weight-loss surgeries include banded gastroplasty and Roux-en-Y
gastric bypass. In gastroplasty, a band or staples are used to create a small
pouch at the top of the stomach. This surgery limits the amount of food and
liquids the stomach can hold.
surgeries can improve one’s health and weight. However, the surgery can be
risky, depending on one’s overall health. Gastroplasty has few long-term side
effects, but one must limit the food intake dramatically. Also, lifelong
medical follow-up is needed after both the surgeries. The doctor may also
recommend a program both before and after surgery to help with diet, physical
activity, and coping skills.