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Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery. Minimally Invasive Procedure that Changes Life


With adult obesity reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery has become a viable and highly effective option, according to the experts at

Statistics from the Center for Disease Control state that obesity has become a major health hazard worldwide. The CDC predicts that by 2015, more than 2.3 billion people 15 and older will be considered overweight and more than 700 million around the world will be categorized as obese.

Though there can be many factors leading to excessive weight gain (eating habits, economics, overall health, etc.), there is no question that the condition can lead to serious ailments such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and various forms of cancer.

According to, gastric bypass surgery is a common procedure that can help patients reduce their net food intake and generate significant weight loss.

“In the operation, the size of the patient’s stomach is reduced and food is sent directly to the small intestine,” the experts state. “Since the stomach is now smaller, the patient will feel fuller after eating faster than before, which results in a significant reduction in their net calorie intake and, thus, significant weight loss.” states there are two primary types of laparoscopic weight loss procedures: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), in which a band is wrapped around the top portion of the stomach to reduce the size and a balloon near the band can be used to control the size of the stomach, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery (also known as loop gastric bypass), where the stomach is divided into a smaller and larger section and the intestine is connected directly to the small section to create a fuller feeling faster when eating.

“After the weight loss surgery, there is an entirely new life for the patient,” the experts at “They will begin to feel fullness only after consuming a small volume of food. They’ll have to follow a strict diet to ensure that they receive all the required nutrients within that limited amount of food, but if proper care and maintenance is taken, they will get the best results.”

The experts at the site are careful to point that there can be complications with the procedure. Bacteria can be released from the bowels during the operation, which can result in infection, or the patient may experience hemorrhage, hernia or bowel obstruction. “In rare cases,” said the experts, “there is a complication rate of 7 percent which can result in death.”

The good news about the procedure, says, is that it can result in 70 to 75 percent weight loss in as little as two years, making it one of the most effective weight loss solutions for overweight and obese patients available.

Further information on laparoscopic weight loss surgery can be found at


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