MEDICAL MINUTE: IS WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?

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Free Seminar Sept. 17 at Alvarado Hospital

By Dr. Vadim Avulov

If you are considering gastric bypass surgery to lose weight, a therapeutic effect is often the reduction or elimination of type 2 diabetes. Gastric bypass reduces the amount of nutrients absorbed by the small intestine, which appears to result in metabolic changes that have a beneficial effect on diabetes.

If you are considering surgical weight loss, gastric bypass is a popular procedure because of its success rate. Even better, it can now be performed minimally invasively, which makes it much safer with quicker recovery.

Another option is gastric sleeve surgery, which makes up over 60% of all weight-loss surgery procedures performed in the U.S. More than half of the stomach is removed, leaving a thin vertical sleeve. The procedures makes your stomach smaller so you require less food to feel full faster.

If you are thinking about surgical weight loss and would like to know more about bypass, banding and sleeve, plan to attend a free seminar on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at Alvarado Hospital. For more information and to register, call (800) 258-2723 or click here

Dr. Avulov, who is part of the Alvarado Physicians Medical Group, specializes in bariatric surgery and completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the Lahey Clinic of Tufts University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. For more information, click here

 


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