Choosing a Surgeon for an Omega Loop Gastric Bypass (Single anastomosis gastric bypass, Mini gastric bypass)
Obesity is a serious problem — not only as a matter of public health but as a personal issue, too. In some cases, weight loss through traditional means becomes increasingly difficult. Have you tentatively identified surgery as the best path forward for inducing healthy weight loss and working towards a healthier lifestyle? This is only the first step. Next comes the process of selecting the surgeon and together the surgical procedure that works best for your body.
An omega loop gastric bypass can be one option, based on your personal medical history, for controlling and managing one’s appetite. One of the most critical components of weight loss is a reduction in the number of calories consumed. Because this procedure yields a smaller stomach pouch that contains less food, patients find it becomes easier to avoid overeating. Resultant hormonal changes also re-balance perceptions of hunger. By connecting a loop of small bowel to the gastric pouch the first 1.5 meters of the small intestine are bypassed. This induces some hormonal changes and for those who have type 2 diabetes, this is likely to provide improvements in regards to treatment requirements or even remission. . By effectively shortening, the digestive tract, the surgery prevents the body from absorbing some of the calories or nutrients from food, fostering quicker weight loss. Patients with high body mass index (usually 40 and above) typically experience the best results.
The process of exploring surgical weight loss options does not need to be stressful and unpleasant. Instead, it should be an opportunity to look forward to a future where you may gain the ability to control your weight better. With a high standard of care and dedication to long-term follow-ups, Dr Harald Puhalla, bariatric surgeon, is here to help identify solutions for you. To learn more about the omega loop gastric bypass surgery, or to discuss scheduling an appointment for a consultation, please use our contact form today.