A large portion of the population in the United States is overweight. This isn’t new, but it certainly is a burden on our health care system for multiple reasons. For some people, weight loss surgery is the best option in order to become slimmer. This is largely due to dangerous health risks that need to be avoided.
In this video, you will learn about the different types of weight loss surgeries that are available.
Body mass index (BMI) is a large indicator of needing weight loss surgery. Typically, anyone with a BMI over 40 will qualify for the surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is one type. This surgery tends to have less pain for patients after the procedure, smaller scars, as well as decreased mortality.
Another type of surgery is sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure involves removing 80% of the stomach, resulting in decreased hunger hormones and room for food. Continue watching to learn more.