Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
With so many people suffering from obesity it’s no wonder people getting Bariatric Weight loss surgery has become popular. In truth, a lot of people who have struggled long term with obesity, find that lifestyle changes alone aren’t enough to help them lose weight.
Obesity is an epidemic. According to the world health organisation, obesity has nearly tripled in the last 45years (since 1975) affecting around 13% of adults (aged 18 and over). In addition, 39% of adults around the world are classified as overweight.
Due to this many people who are morbidly overweight are left considering life-changing bariatric weight loss surgery.
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Increase in Bariatric Procedures
As stated previously statistics show a significant increase in bariatric surgeries. Statistics also show that:
- 34.2% of the bariatric surgeries were Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures,
- Meanwhile, 14% of the bariatric surgeries involved gastric banding,
- And, 42.1% of the surgeries involved gastric sleeves,
- While only, 1% of the procedures involved the duodenal switch method.
- in addition, 6% were revisional surgeries
- And, 2.7% of the bariatric weight-loss surgeries were classified as “other”
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