HOW TO CHOOSE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY FOR YOUDr. Sudhir Jadhav
“Which is the best weight loss procedure is best for me?” This is the most commonly asked question about weight loss surgery…
The short answer is: Every patient is different and unique. And hence it is better to take advise of an experienced bariatric surgeon. He/she will suggest you best weight loss surgery based on your health, weight, comorbid diseases, and body type. If you are very obese, or if you have had major abdominal surgery before, simpler surgeries might not be possible. Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of each procedure.
Broadly following types of surgeries are been done for weight loss:
Existing surgeries help with weight loss in different ways.
Restrictive surgeries reduce the volume of food ingested. Malabsorptive reduce the amount of calories absorbed. Combined ones have effects of both. Also there are certain devices introduced in the digestive system which again reduce the intake of food (balloons) although not that much effective.
One has to understand that No one particular surgery is beneficial or effective in all patients.
The IDEAL WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY depends on your health and body type and associated comorbid conditions (illnesses).
If possible, go to a medical center that specializes in weight loss surgery. Studies show that complications are less likely when weight loss surgery is done by experts.
Each of the most common weight-loss operations done today are effective when:
- They are performed by an experienced bariatric surgeon
- They are done in a center that offers an aftercare program that focuses on dietary, behavioural, and exercise changes
- The patient has a regular follow up with his/her surgeon
Choose the right surgeon:
Making the decision to lose weight is the first step toward regaining your quality of life and improving your health. No matter where you are, always MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SURGEON HAS HAD PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE doing the procedure you need.
Dr. Sudhir Jadhav’s weight loss surgery program will help keep you on track to a healthier life. He has dedicated his life, work and career to Bariatric Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and General Surgery. He is also committed to providing care for you for the long term.
No matter what procedure a patient chooses, the key to success of any weight-loss surgery is getting the patient to use their weight-loss operation to implement lifestyle changes. Follow-up after surgery is an extremely important aspect of the entire journey. It helps patients to reach their goals.