Bariatric surgery is a catchall phrase for several different types of weight loss procedures and surgeries. Candidates for any type of weight-loss surgery should not expect it to work miracles, as patients are expected to engage and maintain strict eating habits, as well as developing new lifestyle habits and behaviors.
Restrictive bariatric surgical procedures are designed to generally reduce the size of the stomach and to limit the amount of food a person can eat at one sitting. Several common weight loss procedures are described below.
Weight-loss surgeries and procedures are designed to reduce illness and death caused by obesity. For many, weight loss improves multiple conditions including high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. In addition, other body systems, including a digestive, endocrine, and immune system benefit.
Weight-loss surgical procedures are very expensive in the United States, and may range anywhere from $17,000-$30,000 per procedure. In most cases, medical insurance policies don’t cover this type of procedure because it’s elective. However, individuals traveling to foreign destinations can find affordable weight loss surgical procedures in countries like India, at the Artemis Health Institute or in Mexicali, Mexico at Mexicali Obesity Solutions. Some of the best bariatric surgeons in South Korea are found at 365 mc’s Obesity Clinic and Bariatric Surgery Center in Seoul.
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