Understanding the Different Types of Weight Loss Surgery Options
Choosing a Weight Loss Surgery Procedure
Knowledge is Power
Weight loss surgery provides an excellent option to achieve long-lasting results for weight loss. If you are one of the many who have tried repeatedly to lose weight through diet and exercise but have had limited success, you may be a good candidate for bariatric weight loss surgery. If you are considering weight loss surgery, it is extremely important to research the different types of weight loss surgery available in order to make an informed decision about which procedure may be best for you. At Ready4aChange, we make understanding the weight loss surgery process simple and are here to assist you with choosing a weight loss surgery procedure to help you finally achieve your weight loss goals and regain your health.
The Two Different Types of Weight Loss Surgery
There are two main types of bariatric weight loss procedures and a clear understanding of the mechanism through which each type produces weight loss results is important. While all surgical weight loss procedures should be regarded as permanent, it is important to consider whether each type of surgery is able to be reversed.
- Restrictive Weight Loss Procedures
Restrictive procedures are operations which make the stomach physically smaller in order to limit the amount of food intake and can be beneficial for individuals with BMI above 30. Click on a procedure to learn more:
- Combination (Malabsorptive + Restrictive) Weight Loss Procedures
Combination weight loss procedures mate the benefits of a restrictive procedure with a malabsorptive procedure. Malabsoptive procedures reduce the amount of intestine that comes into contact with food so the body is less able to absorb calories. As with restrictive procedures, some combination procedures are reversible and some are not. Click on a procedure to learn more:
- Revision Surgery
Of the thousands of people who opt for surgery each year to treat their obesity, most achieve significant results in their weight loss journey. However, in some instances previous weight loss surgery clients may opt to reverse their weight loss surgery procedure or transition to a different method.Revision Surgery
- Determining Which Procedure is Right for You
Individual needs vary, and determining the best weight loss procedure for you will take time and patience. It is important to fully research and understand each of the different weight loss surgery procedures available. Our Ready4aChange Care Facilitators are available to help you with your research and answer any questions you may have.
Our care facilitators are here to answer any questions you may have and always keep your information confidential. If you are considering weight loss surgery, contact us today! 1-800-270-7120