Gastric Bypass Surgery Anniston - Are You a Candidate?
Are you a candidate for gastric bypass surgery? Anniston area residents can explore their options at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. In considering the appropriateness of surgery, a surgeon follows the standards and guidelines set by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NIH says that a candidate should:
In considering the appropriateness of surgery, a surgeon follows the standards and guidelines set by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NIH says that a candidate should:
2. Do you desire to have a healthier life?
3. Are you committed to having a new relationship with food?
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass - The Surgery
Gastric bypass itself as a treatment for obesity has been around for over 30 years. The reason that the laparoscopic approach is so special is that its access is minimally invasive. There is generally less trauma to the patient, with a quicker healing rate.
Exercise - The Importance
If you are considering weight loss surgery, you need to understand the importance of an exercise program. In a perfect world, the surgery would eliminate the need for exercise and diet. In reality however, your compliance with a post-operative nutritional and exercise regimen is mandatory for a long-term and successful outcome after surgery.
Before and after surgery, nutritional requirements will be addressed to insure the maintenance of optimum health. If your body does not obtain adequate nutrition, it is left vulnerable to fatigue, depression, infection and other illnesses that can impair functioning organ systems, compromise health, and even endanger life.
The laparoscopic gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y) surgery has a remarkable 94% success rate with resolving or significantly improving many of the co-morbidities of morbid obesity. Substantial weight loss does occur and is one of the more attractive features of the treatment. After one year, the average patient loses 75-80% of their excess body weight. This success means little unfortunately, if the patient creates other health problems by not eating properly.
For all the support you need, please call us to explore Gastric Bypass Surgery. Anniston residents can take advantage of our facilities here at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of a healthier life.