WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY | MEDICAL FINANCE
Also known as bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery constitutes a number of procedures all with one goal in mind being weight loss for the patient suffering from obesity. Along with this primary goal, other effects from such procedures are an improvement in cardiovascular functions and decrease in associated risk or even full recovery from diabetes. The procedures involved can either make use of specific apparatus or even altering of the digestive organs.
Gastric banding is a surgical procedure involving a constricting apparatus which is placed around a portion of the stomach in order to restrain hunger and the amount of food a patient can eat before feeling full.
The surgery entails the re-routing and re-sectioning of the stomach by stapling part of the stomach.