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Obesity - A TREATABLE MEDICAL CONDITION
Obesity is not a cosmetic concern, it is a serious health risk. Obesity is a chronic disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Aside from the devastating emotional and psychological affects of obesity, people suffering from obesity also suffer from debilitating weight related health conditions or co-morbidities.
Obese individuals have shorter life expectancies and are at greater risk of:
Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Surgeries can improve or resolve the conditions above. Weight loss surgery can also improve quality of life and mobility for those significantly overweight. At AMBI we believe obesity is a treatable medical condition. Surgery is not a last resort, rather an effective and sustainable means of weight loss.
What is metabolic surgery?
Bariatric surgeries; gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding, typically performed to produce weight loss have also been found to correct the abnormal metabolism. Metabolic and Bariatric surgery provide the most effective treatment for type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obstructive sleep apnea. Recent studies conclude that bariatric surgeries can be considered as a primary therapy for some obesity related health conditions whereby patients experience complete resolution or improvement of co-morbid conditions - to read more about these findings click here.
Measure Your Excess Weight - BMI
BMI or Body Mass Indicator is the measure of body fat based on height and weight. BMI is used to gauge the severity of excess weight. Click on the link below to calculate and learn more about your BMI.
Types of Weight Loss Surgeries
Weight loss or Bariatric Surgery changes the anatomy of your digestive system to control the quantity of food patients consume and limit caloric absorption.
There are 3 techniques used in weight loss surgeries; restriction, malabsorption or combination.
- 1.Restrictive surgical procedures are designed to restrict the amount of food the stomach can hold, leading to more prompt feelings of fullness with less food consumption. Restrictive procedures reduce the volume capacity of the stomach.
- 2.Malabsorptive procedures shorten the digestive tract, bypassing a great deal of caloric absorption.
- 3.Combination procedures such as gastric bypass are both restrictive and malabsorptive.
Laparoscopic weight loss surgery, also described as minimally invasive surgery is a modern surgery technique in which operations are performed through very small incisions (0.5 1.5 cm). Laparoscopic surgeries lead to shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries compared with tradition or open surgeries. Laparoscopic surgeries are the preferred method of surgery, however not all patients are candidates, speak to your surgeon to see what procedure is appropriate for you.
AMBI TREATMENT OPTIONS - CHOOSE THE PROCEDURE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
Obesity is a severe problem requiring real, sustainable and dramatic solutions. AMBI offers 3 clinically proven surgical treatment options; we believe obesity is a treatable medical condition. Surgery is not a last resort, rather an effective and sustainable means of weight loss.