The weight (wait) is over!!

At producing significant and sustained weight-loss, weight loss surgery has been shown to be very effective. To be led to this desired result, there are several different weight-loss operations that are currently available. These New Jersey weight loss surgery programs have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons.

However, not all options are appropriate for everyone and it’s important to understand this. This depends on a combination of factors, which includes:

  • The weight-loss goals
  • Current health and BMI
  • Prior abdominal surgeries, if any

Weight-loss surgery operations and effectiveness

Each of the most common weight-loss operations done today (sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass) are effective when:

  • They are performed by a competent surgeon
  • A centre that offers an aftercare program that focuses on behavioural, exercise and dietary changes, post operation
  • Done on a patient willing to work WITH their operation, most essential
  • The South New Jersey weight loss surgery program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons.

Understanding the benefits of bariatric surgery

In combination with dietary changes, whichever surgical procedure is undertaken, one can expect to receive many of the benefits offered by bariatric surgery. With its complementary lifestyle changes by committing to bariatric surgery, one may be able to:

  • Eliminate or improve:

o   Type 2 diabetes

o   Sleep apnea

o   Gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

o   Orthopedic conditions, including disc herniations and arthritis

o   Hypertension

  • Reduce the risk of:

o   Many forms of cancer

o   Steatohepatitis (a type of liver disease)

o   Heart disease

  • Increases life expectancy
  • Improves the quality of life

The key to weight-loss surgery is getting the patient to use their weight-loss operation to implement lifestyle change, no matter what procedure a patient chooses. Every one of the available surgeries truly is a tool that will help to control hunger and portion size, to facilitate change. However, there are some differences between the available tools. Some of the things a patient should consider when deciding which surgery is right, are mentioned below.

Considerations when choosing a surgery procedure

Weight-loss expected

Gastric bypass patients will lose around 70 percent of their excess weight, sleeve gastrectomy patients will lose around 60 percent and gastric banding patients will lose around 50 percent, in general.

Reliability of weight-loss

The expected weight-loss outlined above, is almost always achieved by sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass patients. Much more variable is weight-loss with adjustable banding. Most will lose almost no weight but some patients will lose 70-90 percent of their excess weight (50 percent is expected, as mentioned above).

Fear of the unknown

The long-term effects of gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding are being researched. As shown, both these operations are safe, lead to considerable weight-loss and improvement in weight related medical problems and weight-loss is maintained, most importantly.


What is the best operation for a person cannot always be accurate by the surgeon. A good candidate for surgery is one who could do well with any weight-loss surgery. Patients are the best decision makers on which NJ weight loss doctor is right for them, ultimately.

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