Bariatric Surgery for Obese Patients
There is an intrinsic link between obesity and several dangerous conditions including heart disease. Weight loss Port Chester goes a long way in helping to protect the heart, and bariatric procedures have an established track record of achieving significant and sustained weight loss. Bariatric surgery induces weight loss by restricting the amount of food intake, the amount of food that can be metabolized, or both. These surgeries offer a serious alternative for obese patients who have not been able to lose weight through dieting and exercise.
AMI Weight Loss Port Chester offers a number of options, including adjustable gastric band (AGB), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch (BPD-DS), and vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG).
Research shows a significant drop in predicted cardiovascular risk for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery as compared to obese individuals who have not. Weight loss after surgery takes some of the strain off the heart, reduces the severity of diabetes, and lowers the risk of heart failure. Biochemical markers and indicators for heart disease, for example cholesterol, show a drop after surgery. However, there is still not enough evidence to prove that weight loss surgery can actually prevent cardiovascular events.
Surgical treatment has been shown to be most effective in patients with recent onset of diabetes, i.e., less than five years. Proper diet, oral medication, and a substantial plus durable weight loss through surgery can often lead to diabetes remission in relatively young and fit diabetics.