More than one-third of American adults are considered obese, so it’s no wonder that bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is on the rise. Dr. Kanayochukwu Anya in Fort Worth, Texas, is a fellowship-trained surgeon, board-certified in general surgery and has years of experience performing weight loss procedures. To learn more about how she can help, book a consultation online or call Anya Bariatrics and Aesthetics in today.
What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery — or weight loss surgery — restricts the amount of food your stomach can hold. Today, most weight loss surgeries are performed using minimally-invasive techniques.
The most common types of bariatric surgery are:
Adjustable gastric band (lap-band)
Aside from these surgical options, there are also nonsurgical alternatives, such as body contouring treatments like SculpSure®. Each of these procedures has its advantages and disadvantages, and Dr. Anya can help you determine what’s best for your specific needs.
How are bariatric surgeries performed?
Dr. Anya performs bariatric operations using state-of-the-art technologies and the latest minimally-invasive techniques. In particular, Dr. Anya uses the da Vinci surgical system, a robotic technology that allows Dr. Anya to control tiny instruments that bend and rotate in ways that the human hand can’t. That allows Dr. Anya to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control.
Is bariatric surgery safe?
While there are possible complications, such as gastric dumping syndrome or leaks at the surgical site, the chances of dying from weight loss surgery are lower than many other operations such as gallbladder and hip replacement surgery.
Staying obese is often a health hazard; as your body size increases, longevity decreases. People with severe obesity are likely to have numerous life-threatening conditions that significantly enhance their risk of dying, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and other health concerns.
Does bariatric surgery work?
While results vary from patient to patient, in general, gastric bypass results in 60-80% excess weight loss and gastric sleeve in greater than 50% excess weight loss. And while some patients may regain a small amount of weight following their surgery, studies find that most bariatric surgery patients maintain successful weight loss in the long-term.
*Individual results may vary
Which bariatric procedure is right for me?
Weight loss operations are life-changing procedures, and you can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. Many factors go into determining the right procedure for you, including your personality, medical history, and lifestyle.
Dr. Anya provides a comprehensive evaluation to understand your specific needs and decide what treatment, surgical or nonsurgical, is best for you. Call today to get started or schedule a consultation online.