Weight Loss Surgery, Las Vegas Nevada
There are two basic ways that bariatric surgery works to help clients lose weight and improve or resolve co-morbidities: One way is malabsorption and the other is restriction. One common bariatric surgery performed today is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which uses both methods. In contrast, Las Vegas Bariatric Surgery clients achieve weight loss through the restrictive method only.
Both procedures are considered highly effective and relatively safe. However, in some cases revision bariatric surgery might be necessary to adjust the gastric band or enhance the results of gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Umbach is highly experienced in performing revision bariatric surgery in Las Vegas, and he has helped numerous clients achieve their weight loss dreams.
Procedures that use restriction limit the amount of food clients can eat. This is accomplished surgically by creating a small stomach pouch. When eating, the pouch fills quickly and gives a feeling of fullness much sooner. Because clients feel satisfied and full sooner, they eat less.
Procedures that use malabsorption change the body’s ability to absorb calories and nutrients from food. The surgeon changes the way food travels through the client’s system. By rerouting food past a large part of the stomach and a portion of the small intestine, some of the calories and nutrients pass through without being absorbed.
Both methods work to help clients lose excess weight, lower their BMI, and transform their health by resolving or improving co-morbidities. Perhaps more importantly intestinal rerouting changes many of the hormones in the GI tract. Some of these hormones regulate hunger and satiety; thus helping to greatly lessen a person’s appetite. Bariatric surgery, such as Lap Band and Stomaphyx, has many benefits that can lead to a higher quality of life. However, weight loss surgery also has certain risks, such as the necessity to undergo revision bariatric surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clients should recognize that complications arise rarely and the vast majority of Dr. Umbach’s clients are highly satisfied with their results.