Bariatric surgery’s end result is long-term weight loss

Men have a stronger reason to address obesity with duodenal switch surgery with the latest research showing greater results among male versus female patients.

New York bariatric surgeon, Dr. Mitchell Roslin of Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery, however, is encouraging patients of all types to consider the surgery.

Laval University’s Institute of Pneumology and Cardiology researchers looked at women and men electing the relatively new biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. They found men experienced greater reductions in adipose tissue, body mass index, and overall weight.

Measurements were taken for 30 women and 12 men at two times, prior to surgery and at six month follow-up appointments. Control measurements found significant starting differences for men and women. The weight average for men was 343 pounds, and women weighed in at an average of 259 pounds. This is reflective of the fact that men are less likely to opt for bariatric surgery. Men also had significantly higher scores on body mass index, total muscle, and normal- and lower-density muscle.

Six months following the surgery, the average male weight reduction was 30 percent compared to females at 26 percent. Males saw significantly greater reduction in body mass index and adipose tissue as well. Researchers believe the male’s extra muscle was partially responsible for the results, yet they were careful to point out a lack of notable differences in muscle decline between the sexes.

Anyone investigating weight loss surgery New York should realize findings related to one procedure are not transferable to another. The specific procedure used for this study was duodenal switch (DS) with biliopancreatic diversion (BPD). These formerly separate procedures are combined for greater effectiveness. DS-BPD is offered at the Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program within Lennox Hospital.

Initial assessment determines the least invasive method. Surgeons prefer laparoscopic entry due to reduced risk of injury and faster recovery time. However, patients requiring open surgery and facing more risks are those with greatest need. The first step in DS is the removal of a portion of the stomach. A significant amount is left, however, so patients can expect a return of appetite over time and the ability to consume standard portions of their favorite meals.

The intestines are rerouted to create an alimentary limb and the biliopancreatic limb. Food travels down the alimentary limb to where it meets with the biliopancreatic limb just before entry into the colon. Since digestive juices and bile travel down separately, there is much less time for digestion to take place.

The end result of DS-BPD bariatric surgery NY is long-term weight loss due to reduced absorption of complex molecules. Patients have severely restricted diets for several months with no risk of dumping syndrome. Potential risks are best managed by carefully following physician instructions after the surgery, attending all follow-up appointments, and joining a support group when recommended.

The choice of surgeon and facility is of utmost concern. Lennox Hill Hospital maintains the cleanest facility and staffs surgeons demonstrating dedication to care for their patients. Lennox Hill Hospitals provides full services, including long-term support, psychological support, nutritional counseling, and education for every step of the journey.

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