Once the decision has been made to opt for Weight Loss Surgery, several factors come into play. There is a huge amount of recorded misinformation about the procedures that comes about through hearsay, misunderstandings, and exaggeration. Unqualified sources may have heard so called horror stories and tell lurid tales, but generally, there are only a tiny percentage of procedures which are problematic, or need additional surgery.
An experienced and independent bariatric surgeon is the best and most qualified person to consult, and on the whole, they know how to handle most medical needs before, during, and after weight loss surgery.
There are two types of common weight loss surgery:
1. Restrictive procedures that reduce food intake.
2. Malabsorptive procedures that alter digestion, thus causing the food to be poorly digested and incompletely absorbed, so that it is eliminated in the stool.
Gastric Restrictive Procedure – Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) is