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Weight loss surgery is generally done to lose weight and this thereby lowers the risk of heart disease and other weight related issues. The main two contribution methods to weight loss are:

  • Restriction – In this type of surgery it is used to physically restrict the food that the stomach can hold. This will thereby restrict the number of calories that you consume.
  • Malabsorption – In this type of surgery it is used to bypass a part of the small intestine which reduces the absorption of the number of calories.

The different types of weight loss surgery are:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

In this kind of weight loss surgery in West Texas, a small pouch is made at the top of the stomach by the surgeon. The pouch will then be the only part that will receive food, the rest of the stomach will be avoided. This will greatly avoid the absorption and consumption of food at a time that will help in fill your stomach quickly and making you feel full.

The small intestine is cut in to a small distance below the stomach and which will thereby be connected to a pouch into the intestine. This will enable the stomach to continue with its secretion of digestive juices. The portion of the small intestine that is detached will attached to the stomach further down so that the digestive juices can flow there. Due to this surgery fewer calorie will be absorbed and this will enable in losing weight.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

In this type of surgery, a part of the stomach is removed from the body. This will enable a smaller sized stomach which is formed in tube like form factor. This means that you will feel fuller in small amount of food and this will result in lower calorie intake. The desire to eat will be reduced which will help in your weight loss plan. You should note that sleeve gastrectomy does not change the absorption of nutrients and calories within the intestines.

  • Gastric band

Gastric band weight loss surgery in west Texas involves the use of a gastric band which is placed around the stomach. The pouch has the ability to have small amount of food and it will limit the consumption of food by the person. Only small amounts of food will be consumed as you will feel fuller sooner.

These are the weight loss surgery types that can be done in order to help you with weight loss if dietary changes and exercise is not working.