Specialized Bariatric Surgery in Colorado
Those with morbid obesity often struggle to lose weight through the conventional methods of diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery is increasingly recognized as a viable treatment option for those who are morbidly obese. Clinical morbid obesity is a true disease state. It is a disease with a strong genetic component, often characterized by an overactive appetite center in the brain that results in excessive fat stores in the body. It is not a disorder of willpower, as sometimes implied. For those who are struggling with long-term weight loss, Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute provides state-of-the-art surgery with successful outcomes.
Types of Bariatric Surgery We Offer
There are different types of bariatric surgeries available to achieve desired weight loss and health goals. Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute offers:
Modern medical advances in technology have made bariatric surgery even more efficient and safe, representing a definite benefit over procedures performed laparoscopically. Thanks to more precise movement of the surgical instruments, robotic surgery results in fewer complications, less bleeding, less post-operative pain, and a shorter hospital stay.
This type of bariatric surgery is a single procedure with minimal risks involved. During this procedure, the patient’s stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size so that it fits inside a thin tube or “sleeve.” This procedure allows for weight loss by restricting the amount of food that your body can ingest afterward.
Similar to a sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery also restricts the amount of food that patients can eat afterward. During this type of procedure, a small pouch from your stomach is created and attached to a piece of your small intestine. Patients will need to make necessary adjustments to their portion sizes, as well as choose foods with optimal nutritional requirements going forward.
Sometimes, but not always, patients who have had a gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy may require a second revisional bariatric surgery to achieve their desired results. There are several factors that can affect the success of your weight loss surgery, including your age, your initial weight, your compliance with surgery follow-up care, and the type of bariatric surgery you elected to have.
This type of bariatric surgery involves making a small incision in the patient’s upper abdomen and putting an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach that creates a small stomach pouch. Although sometimes effective, we do not usually recommend this type of bariatric surgery because many patients experience discomfort, inadequate weight loss, and negative side effects.
Schedule a Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Bariatric surgery is not a “quick-fix” solution for those seeking long-term weight loss. Rather, it requires a long-term commitment to making positive lifestyle changes, including modifying an individual’s eating and exercising habits. It requires a realistic, healthy approach and closely monitored follow-up care to ensure its success. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of bariatric surgery, schedule a consultation at Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute. We provide free insurance evaluations and have many financing options available to help make it more feasible for our patients in Parker, Denver, and surrounding areas.