Your Complete Guide To Weight Loss Surgery
Trying to lose excess weight gain can be very frustrating. For many weight loss surgeons, it breaks hearts to see people struggling with excess weight and losing the battle against obesity and having to deal with the other health risks associated with excess weight gain.
It is important to understand that the fight against obesity is not always won with dietary changes or a myriad of exercises. If diet and exercise are not working for you, then it is time to try another option that will help you deal with your excess weight gain and leave you feeling healthier and happier.
If you find yourself in this situation or perhaps you know a loved one who is battling obesity, let me introduce you to weight loss surgery. It isn’t as complicated as you have been made to believe. It is a simple procedure that has helped to save many lives. Humbled when patients tell Dr. Rizqallah he is the best weight loss surgeon; it is through his guidance, we are privileged to be able to guide you step by step through the weight loss surgery process.
Before we delve into the message and explore the various weight loss surgery options, understand weight loss surgery is not cosmetic surgery, it is a life-saving surgery that impacts your overall health significantly. The goal of this article is to show you a way to a new life.
What Is Weight Loss Surgery All About?
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a safe, effective, and simple procedure available to patients with a BMI of 40 and above who cannot lose weight through diet and exercise alone, as well as patients with BMIs between 35 and 40 who may have obesity-related health issues.
Bariatric surgeries include gastric bypasses, laparoscopic bands, and gastric sleeves—these work by reducing the physical size of the stomach and controlling your intake of food. Bariatric surgery is gradually becoming popular, especially during the global pandemic, because obese people who contract Corona Virus face a greater risk of severe outcomes. Weight loss surgery, therefore, helps to lower the risk for such people.
Meet Your Doctor – Dr. Rizqallah
Although bariatric procedures are safe for weight loss, they are significantly underutilized. Being conscious of the low level of education about the process, and misconceptions about its safety and efficacy, Dr. Rizqallah gives his patients and people exploring these procedures an opportunity to talk to him directly through a free phone consultation. Dr. Rizqallah uses the phone consultation and takes his time to address all any concerns and walk patients through the process. Dr. Rizqallah always emphasizes the need to work with a surgeon that is open and available to talk with you about your weight loss challenges directly. The biggest advantage of working with Dr. Rizqallah is that you get to meet and interact with his all-inclusive and patient-focused team of experts who help you with diet, insurance, pre-surgery, and post-surgery assistance.
Dr. Rizqallah specializes in the performance of two types of weight-loss surgeries. These are the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)
RYGB is a type of weight-loss surgery often done as a laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon does this by stapling off the upper section of the stomach with the aim of reducing the size of your upper stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. After your gastric bypass, food you eat will go into this small pouch of the stomach and then into the small intestine, thereby bypassing most of your stomach. This reduces the amount of food you can eat.
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery is another way to restrict your food intake, leading to a reduction in excess weight loss. This surgery takes removes the part of your stomach that curves outward called the fundus. After the fundus is taken out, your surgeon will close the rest of your stomach into a tube shape that looks like the sleeve of a shirt, hence the name “sleeve gastrectomy.” Now, with a much smaller stomach, you tend to eat less and also fill up quickly when you eat.
What Are The Benefits Of Weight Loss Surgery?
There is more to weight loss surgery than simply losing weight, and the rewarding associated benefits, are partly what makes this approach to weight loss so transformational. “One of the most rewarding parts of my job is being part of the life-changing transformations in my patients. I’ve dedicated my entire career to helping people lose weight, and through my work, I’ve been privileged and take joy in seeing people become happier and healthier right before my eyes,” said Dr. Rizqallah
Improved Management of Hypertension and Diabetes
Most experienced bariatric surgeons have patients that may have taken blood pressure medication, insulin for Type 2 diabetes, and many other medications, but have stopped taking these medications after a successful weight loss surgery and proper lifestyle changes. This is because the process helps to improve blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
Improved Cardiovascular Health
Weight loss surgery helps to improve the overall function of your heart and consequently lowers your risks of stroke, heart attack, and other related heart diseases. Since patients with obesity often stand a high risk of having multiple cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD) and dysrhythmia, the benefit of the procedure, therefore, goes beyond just weight loss.
Insurance Coverage and Medicaid
Although the cost of bariatric surgery may be expensive for some people, there are options that allow you to avoid paying for the procedure from your pocket. Most insurance plans have coverage for these types of surgeries. While some may not offer full coverage, the vast majority of procedures are covered by insurance. Medicaid, for instance, covers weight loss in most cases, including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries.
Freedom from Depression And Sleep Disorders
Battling obesity and excess weight gain can affect your mental health and leave many people feeling constantly helpless and depressed. Some people have been known to develop sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that affects breathing while you are asleep. With weight loss surgery, you can claim your freedom from low self- image resulting from obesity and improve your mental health.
Excess weight gain can rob you of your confidence and general self-esteem. Feeling confident about yourself impacts your health positively. As you lose weight, you gain your confidence and take more control over your life.
Here is a quick reminder; weight loss surgery is not an end in itself; it is meant to empower you to take steps towards living a healthier life. To reap its full benefits on your health, patients must closely follow their doctor’s recommendations for lifestyle changes and take check-up appointments very seriously.
In a nutshell, feeling healthy is the first step towards good health. Do not allow obesity or the stress of excess weight gain to steal your joy. Let us help you deal with weight loss through weight loss surgery. Dr. Rizqallah can be reached directly at 248.831.0806 after reviewing his resources on www.michiganbariatricsurgery.com. Our team at Ascension Michigan Weight loss Centre is eager to assist you in your successful weight loss journey.