Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 18, 2012
A new video suite made available by Colorado's Rose Medical Center allows people to hear stories of past weight loss surgery patients' experiences.
Physicians estimate that up to 57 percent of Americans suffer from some degree of obesity. In Colorado, that number is 48 percent. After years of struggling with weight loss from diets, exercise and nationally known weight loss programs, advancements in medical techniques and technology provide a greater variety of options. Once considered major surgery, bariatric surgery now offers laparoscopic procedure choices.
Potential patients curious about bariatric surgery in Colorado have only to explore the Rose Medical Center website for many details. Other than pages of extensive textual information, the website recently introduced a collection of videos that offer everything from patient testimonies and procedural explanations to a full seminar featuring more testimonials in addition to statistics, procedure variations and staff introduction.
Patients who opt for Colorado bariatric surgery for a number of reasons. Some express a desire to undergo procedures after spending a lifetime with loved suffering from medical conditions created by obesity. Others have close friends who not only had the procedure but also experience amazing results. Health care providers often refer patients to the centre out of concern for the health and welfare of their patients. Regardless of the reason for an initial visit leading to subsequent surgery, Colorado weight loss surgery patients express gratitude for the quality of care received and the success of procedures.
Gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y (RGB) remains the most commonly performed procedure for malabsorption. Through a small incision, surgeons bypass the stomach leaving only a small pouch for food content. The pouch connects to the esophagus on one end and a Y-shaped section of small intestine on the other. This procedure not only restricts the amount of food consumed at each meal but also the number of calories and nutrients absorbed by the body.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, or AGB, restricts food, calorie and nutrient intake without changing the basic anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract or the digestive process. This procedure entails placing a hollow band around the upper portion of the stomach. This action creates a small pouch and a small passage into the lower portion of the organ. A surgeon than inflates the band with salt water to the desired tightness level. Patients also have the option of adjusting their lap band in Denver to smaller or larger diameters over time.
The procedure derives its name from the cylindrical sleeve like pouch created after removing up to 85 percent of the stomach. The irreversible procedure reduces the quantity of food consumed along with calories and nutrients but does not create the extreme restrictions posed by gastric bypass or gastric banding. Though surgeons reduce the size of the stomach considerably, the entrance and exit valves remain intact. The surgery also does not interfere with the nerve tissue supplying the remaining portion of the stomach. Surgeons may also perform this procedure through a small laparoscopic incision. http://www.roseknowsweightloss.com/video-suite/vid-procedures.html
Though all surgeries present possible risks, the Bariatric Center in Denver boasts a fraction of patients experiencing post operative complications compared with other facilities nationwide. Patients report receiving quality care before, during and many months after having procedures.