What is obesity surgery?

What is obesity surgery?

Obesity Surgery I. What is morbid obesity? A. Definition. B. Affect on American population. II. What is obesity surgery? A. Definition. B. Types of obesity surgery: 1. Gastric bypass 2. Vertical banded gastroplasty 3. Liposuction III. Gastric Bypass Surgery A. History B. Description C. Aftercare D. Complications E. Weight loss IV. Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Surgery A. History B. Description C. Aftercare D. Advantages E. Disadvantages F. Complications G. Weight loss V. Liposuction A. Definition B. Treatment or not? C. Results/Outcome VI. Conclusion A. Determination/will power B. Making a decision C. Personal aspect Obesity Surgery Morbid obesity means being overweight to the point where you are prone to disease. You are considered to be morbidly obese if you are more than double your ideal body weight or more than 100 pounds overweight. Research shows that in 1998, 55 percent of the adult American population was estimated to be overweight or obese (Insel, pp. 302). Due to the fact that obesity causes a lot of health problems, many adults are seeking to have obesity surgery to assist them with their weight loss. Obesity surgery is an operation that reduces or bypasses the stomach or small intestine so that morbidly obese people can achieve significant and permanent weight loss. Obesity surgery does not make people thin. Most people lose about 60% of their excess weight through this treatment. They still must diet and exercise to maintain a normal weight. There are a lot of different types of obesity surgeries but the most common ones are gastric bypass, vertical banded gastroplasty, and liposuction. Gastric Bypass Surgery Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass surgery is the most common type of obesity surgery. It has been performed in the United States for about 25 years. Gastric bypass is performed by making a small pouch in the uppe…


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