Technology In Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery Tijuana can help you get rid of your excess weight and reduce your risks of medical issues linked with obesity. There are two primary ways weight loss surgery can contribute to effective weight loss. 

  1. Malabsorption – Surgery can be used to bypass or shorten the part of the small intestine that lessens the number of nutrients and calories absorbed by the body. 
  2. Restriction – Surgery can be used for physically limiting the food amount held by the stomach that limits the number of calories you eat. 

Take a look at the four common kinds of weight loss surgery you can try:

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

This is a procedure where a band that contains an inflatable balloon is put around and fixed in the right place on the upper portion of the stomach. It forms a tiny stomach pouch on top of the band with an extremely narrow opening to other parts of the stomach. 

There is a port placed below the abdomen’s skin. This port is connected to the band through a tube. Through removing or injecting fluid through this port, the balloon is deflated or inflated to adjust the band’s size. Gastric banding can restrict how much food your stomach is able to hold. It makes you feel fuller faster, although it wouldn’t lessen the absorption of nutrients and calories. 

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

With this form of weight loss surgery Tijuana, the surgeon will create a tiny pouch above the stomach. Only this stomach area will receive food. It significantly limits how much you can drink and eat at a time. 

The small intestine will be cut at a short distance under the main stomach before connecting it to the newly made pouch. The food will flow directly from this pouch to the intestinal area. However, the primary stomach region will continue to produce digestive juices. The part of the intestine that stays attached to the primary stomach gets reattached much farther down. It lets the digestive juices flow down the small intestine. Since the food will now bypass a part of the small intestine, there are lesser calories and nutrients absorbed. 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure is where one area of the stomach is removed and separated from the body. The remaining part of the stomach gets formed into a structure similar to a tube. This tinier stomach doesn’t have the ability to hold a lot of food. This can also produce a lesser amount of ghrelin, a hormone that regulates appetite. This will reduce your desire for eating. But, sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t affect the absorption of nutrients and calories in the intestines. 

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

This weight loss surgery Tijuana starts with the surgeon getting rid of a large portion of the stomach leaving only the valve responsible for releasing food to small intestine together with the duodenum or the small intestine’s first part. The surgeon will close off the mid part of the intestine with the last part directly attached to the duodenum. It is what you call the duodenal switch. 

The separated intestinal section is not detached from the body. This is reattached to the intestine’s end portion to allow pancreatic digestive juices and bile to flow to this area known as the biliopancreatic diversion. 

Food will then bypass most parts of the small intestine to limit the absorption of nutrients and calories. This will lead to weight loss together with the smaller stomach size