Obesity has become a serious problem these days. From excess consumption of fast food to busy life, there are several reasons for this.   Being overweight can be dangerous and life-threatening. It may also give rise to heart problems, hypertension, and diabetes. Thus, people are going for weight loss surgeries to reduce their excess weight, and stay fit and healthy.

Choosing the best surgery for weight-loss is a very tedious task and this is made simpler by the BMI of Texas weight loss center. They have good experienced and trained surgeons to help you in choosing the best surgery for you. You can visit their website, https://www.bmioftexas.com/, in order to get more details of the institute.

There are two ways of the weight loss surgeries: 

  1. Restrictive Surgeries - As the word restrictive suggests, these types of surgeries are mainly done to shrink the size of the stomach, and making small enough to hold less food within, and eventually result in curbing appetite.
  2. Malabsorption surgeries - these surgeries are carried out to remove the part of the digestive tract. By doing it, the calories are very hard to be absorbed for the body from the food you take. 

Some popular surgeries are : 

  1. Sleeve gastrectomy 

In this surgery, the doctor or the surgeon will be removing almost 75% of the stomach and the remaining portion will be a narrow sleeve that connects to the intestines. This portion cannot hold much food and because of this the appetite is drastically reduced. It also reduces the release of the hormone responsible for the appetite. So, this will help you in reducing your weight. 

  • The main con of this surgery is, it is not reversible. 
  • It may lead to infections and leakage in the tube or the sleeve and clotting of blood. 
  1. Gastric Bypass Surgery 

This surgery is also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The small pouch is created by the surgeon on top of the stomach and due to this, the food will only be received by the pouch. This pouch limits food intake. Then the small intestine is directly connected to the new pouch and the main stomach part, which produces the juices that are needed for digestion are and sent to the small intestine directly. 

Due to this bypass, only a few nutrition and calories are absorbed by the intestine. 

  • By this surgery weight loss is rapid. 
  • It reduces the risk of obesity health problems. 
  • The most important con of this surgery is that most people who have gone through this surgery are suffering from dumping syndrome. This syndrome makes the food being dumped into the intestine before even getting digested in the stomach. 
  • It also has some risks like the sleeve gastrectomy has like blood clotting and infection. 

These were some good options for weight loss surgery. However, you need to be careful about you are health, and go ahead with the surgeries only if you are 40 kgs more than the normal weight for your age. You need to carefully select the best option that suits you. 

Author's Bio: 

Kim Smith enjoys exploring the entertainment world with her thoughts and opinions on selfgrowth.