Weight loss surgery

Losing weight used to be put down to willpower. Recent discoveries show this is rarely the case. Significant neurological, immunological and hormonal research has so far only scratched the surface of what makes us eat too much of the wrong thing. While for many people a calorie-controlled diet in combination with exercise is sufficient to lose weight, a great percentage of obese individuals either respond extremely slowly to or are unable to continue dramatic lifestyle changes. One thing is sure – willpower and motivation is not enough when we look at the increasing statistics of overweight populations.

It has now become scientifically obvious that quantity and quality of food is not the sole reason of obesity. Internal disorders such as insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome make it difficult for an individual to turn food into energy and their body opts to store this energy as fat instead. Genetic causes mean that the children of obese parents are more likely to be obese, even when raised to eat healthily and take part in regular exercise; some of us are simply more genetically susceptible to weight gain. Processed foods high in sugar are responsible for the symptoms of addiction which is itself linked to faulty neurotransmitter levels in the brain; these are notoriously difficult to bring back into balance. Hormones such as leptin and ghrelin affect our appetite making it hard for the body to know when we have eaten enough. Furthermore, yo-yo dieting causes long-term negative effects upon our ability to lose weight and keep it off as it disturbs the body’s own signals regarding how much energy we need and burn. In all of these cases, weight loss surgery can have a much more permanent effect with the potential to rebalance the body and so prevent future weight gain. While this is often seen as a drastic step, when faced with a myriad of causes such as described above, it is sometimes the only effective step.

The first months after weight-loss surgery involve a dramatic loss of weight that can only be achieved without surgery by restricting calorie intake to under 1,000 calories every day for months on end. Some health establishments offer long-term stays which strictly control dietary intake and include daily physical activity and cognitive therapy to achieve the same results. Once these individuals return home they are expected to continue this behaviour in combination with a busy and sometimes stressful lifestyle, the open availability of processed food sources and often a lack of emotional support. Hormone and neurotransmitter balance, although often improved, can quickly become imbalanced through stress, lack of activity and the wrong foods. This is also the case after weight-loss surgery; however, you are physically unable to overeat and can so learn to change your lifestyle habits in a more positive state of mind. With less fat tissue, insulin sensitivity is improved and your body once again begins to communicate messages concerning fullness and nutrient levels. 

Realistic and positive outcomes require you to be in the experienced hands of a specialist as this surgery requires access to the organs of the abdomen and is therefore associated with certain risks. Furthermore, the right specialist will not make a countless list of promises but will listen to your concerns and advise the right solutions based upon your individual needs. While a gastric banding may be suitable for some, others may require a full gastric bypass with partial gastrectomy for the same result. Remedazo only works with medical professionals who possess a strong work ethic. Our goal to raise the standards to concentric care is attracting many like-minded bariatric surgeons to our medical tourism family. These highly-trained men and women view their chosen career path as an opportunity to enhance weight-loss medicine through their expertise in the best evidence-based treatments. 

Weight-loss surgery may be requested simply as an opportunity to feel better about how you look but this procedure has many more effects than fat loss. Diabetics may be able to significantly reduce their medication, hypertension can be cured in some cases, joint pain is alleviated and overall health improved. For some, simply the opportunity to enjoy a sport or engage in physically intensive games with their children or grandchildren is of more joy than the change in appearance. It may even be possible to have children after a period of infertility. For those wanting purely aesthetic results, an abdominoplasty may be a final surgical goal and an extra motivation to maintain a healthy weight.

Different types of weight-loss surgeries are available so making the right choice can be difficult when not under the guidance of an experienced professional who has followed his or her patients both before and after surgery for a significant period of time. Whatever your weight-loss needs, Remedazo can put you in touch with the right specialists. We are proud to be able to introduce our clients to a continuously growing list of experts. All of our doctor partners have trained with and become leading bariatric surgeons.

In the meantime, you can learn much more about what to expect from various cosmetic surgeries - from preparation to aftercare - by clicking on the relevant link below:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

  • Duodenal jejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy

  • Duodenal switch

  • Adjustable gastric banding

Let Remedazo guide you towards a new you today! Request your free Second Opinion and speak personally with up to three weight-loss surgery specialists. Start and finish your journey with us, where empathy, expertise and a desire to fulfill your requests and needs always take priority.

Is your chosen surgery or treatment not on the list? Remedazo is sure to know one or more experienced weight-loss specialists for your specific needs. All you need to do is ask. Send a mail to contact@remedazo.com or call +919650340691  and we will locate the right experts for your free Second Opinion.


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