Bariatric surgery and its different practices are some of the world’s most popular procedures due to their efficiency and safety. They are particularly beneficial to people who suffer from obesity and type 2 diabetes.
There are different types of weight loss surgery: gastric balloon and gastric band, gastric plication, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery. An interesting fact about sleeve gastrectomy (which is also the most popular bariatric procedure) is that the surgery involves the removal of the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates appetite. Consequently, the procedure is highly efficient – you will lose approximately 60% of excess body weight.
Dr Rein Adamson is one of Estonia’s leading bariatric surgeons. He is a member of the Tallinn Society of Surgeons and has been active in this field for 40 years. According to the esteemed surgeon, obesity is unfortunately a growing trend in today’s world, which already causes more deaths than being underweight due to hunger. “A successful bariatric surgery provides you with significant motivation to lead a better and easier life in the future,” says Dr Adamson. “You will have more energy for hobbies, communicating with your loved ones and being more successful at work. In conclusion, bariatric surgery helps you to become the best possible version of yourself and this is something that is desperately needed in today’s society. Additionally, the surgery may contribute to the remission of several coexisting conditions and allow you to engage more frequently in physical activity.”
Dr Adamson recommends bariatric surgery to people whose body mass index is above 30. “The number of bariatric surgeries is increasing in the world, but we still recommend that people try to lose weight on their own at first because it is a great change in life, and you need to carefully consider this decision.”
As indicated above, obesity is one of the most serious global problems when it comes to the health of mankind. Even though a lifestyle change could help combat this, bariatric surgery proves to be one of the most effective ways of dealing with the consequences.
Our advice is as follows: if you have not been able to sufficiently reduce your weight on your own, it would be wise to turn to specialists.
Let us now look at the tangible benefits of weight loss surgery.
3 examples of how bariatric surgery improves your life
- Food portions consumed will be smaller (and very likely healthier). After weight loss surgery, it is recommended that you pay close attention to your menu and plan it well ahead. This in turn has a positive effect on your budget because your expenses will be smaller thanks to planning your menu in advance. High-quality food, which contributes to your well-being, is an additional bonus.
- Your (social and professional) life will flourish because you will feel fantastic and pass it on to others. Your professional performance will be considerably more productive because your self-esteem will be greater than before and you can do more and better. Additionally, you will be finally able to engage in hobbies that you have had your eye on for years but have not been able to try because of your excessive body weight.
- You will be able to wear clothes that are several sizes smaller and freely available on the market: you will have more options and the clothes are prettier, of better quality and offer more variety.
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