Weight loss surgery, technically called bariatric surgery, includes a range of procedures aimed at helping people with obesity lose weight in a short period of time. Studies show that weight loss surgery causes significant long-term weight loss, leading to improvements in obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and high blood pressure.
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-The cost of surgeries in Iran is really low for foreigners. And the service and skill that you will receive for such a low cost will surprise you!
-Iranian physicians have always had a reputation for skilled hands and intelligent minds and up to this day, the doctors and surgeons are still experienced and skillful.
This combination is perfect for people who need a perfect surgery but with less budget compared to the excessive costs of surgeries in some countries where they live.
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Why is bariatric surgery done?
One thing we know for sure is that being overweight is dangerous. Obesity can lower one’s self-esteem and it is associated with poorer mental outcomes. It reduces the quality of life and the happiness that people feel. Obesity is known to be one of the most dangerous health problems since it can lead to various causes of death. Iranian people are not an exception either, and Iranian bariatric surgeons do bariatric procedures every day and come up with the best results. Of course, to have a healthier lifestyle, people have to try and lose weight until their BMI (body mass index) is in the proper range. Some people can lose weight by doing workouts or going on low-calorie diets, but severely overweight people are unlikely to get fit only by doing exercise or eating less. The irony is that these are the ones who are at the risk of death or other health problems such as:
Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure ( hypertension)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
That is why the best bariatric surgeons in Iran try to help severely overweight people with their weight loss. Bariatric surgery might be the only way to save their lives. The best bariatric surgeon will distinguish the right candidates for the bariatric surgery carefully since this procedure will have some serious side effects and risks under some conditions. Only by choosing the best bariatric surgeon, you can make sure that everything will be fine and there will be the least possible side effects and risks such as:
Chronic nausea and vomiting
Dilation of esophagus
Inability to eat certain food
Obstruction of stomach
Failure to lose weight
Who is the best candidate for bariatric surgery?
People with these characteristics are considered to be good candidates for bariatric weight loss surgery:
Age 18 and older
Being at least 100 pounds above the estimated ideal weight
Men and women who have BMI≥40 or BMI≥35 with one or more obesity-related morbidities (heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, lipid abnormalities, osteoarthritis, hypertension, sleep apnea, Reflux Disease, and other disorders).
Obese people who are unable to achieve a healthy weight loss that is sustained for a long period despite the efforts.
The important point is that bariatric surgery is not for everyone. Not knowing this, you could put your precious life and health at risk, and there is no way back! The best bariatric surgeon in Iran will help you figure out what you need and what you do not. First of all, you need to find out why you are overweight and your doctor will decide whether you need this treatment or not. This type of surgery is the last resort for obese people and the doctors can help you realize if you are one of the patients who need it.
During the surgery, the best bariatric surgeons in Iran will change the way your stomach and small intestine normally handle the eaten food. After the general anesthesia, your surgeon will use staples and make your stomach very smaller. There will be a small pouch (that holds only about 28grams or 1 ounce) on the top section of your stomach where the food will go right after you eat. And after that, the surgeon will cut the bottom part of the small intestine and connect it to the small hole in the pouch, and the end of the top part of the small intestine will be connected to the bottom part of the small intestine. After the surgery, the food you eat will go straight to the small pouch, you will feel full so much sooner, and because most of the small intestine had no part in absorbing the food, the nutrients will be less absorbed, and that way you can have the easiest weight loss.
After this surgery, only about 20% of one’s stomach will remain and the other 80% will be removed to leave a tube-shaped pouch (or a sleeve!). This surgery will help you lose weight in two ways:
1)The stomach is smaller and thus the person will not be able to eat too much.
2)With the major part of the stomach removed, the production of the hormone ghrelin will be reduced. This hormone is mainly produced and released by the stomach and has numerous functions. It is also known as the “hunger hormone” and it regulates the appetite and increases food intake.
Duodenal switch surgery is a combination of restriction and malabsorption of food. The best bariatric surgeon will start the surgery by making the stomach smaller by removing the outer margin of it. Then the intestine will be rerouted. If you choose the best bariatric surgeon possible, this treatment will be a completely effective way to lose weight.
During this surgery, a band will be placed around the stomach. This way, the patient will not need to eat a lot of food to feel full.
This procedure usually leads to a loss of about 35% to 45% of excess weight, but the results vary widely and depend on so many factors.
The gastric band is designed in a way to stay in for life but of course, if there are post-operative complications, the patient might need to remove it.
Some of the characteristics that the best bariatric surgeons need to have:
The best bariatric surgeon has to see their patient as a human first.
Morality and professional attitude are necessities.
The ability to build the foundation of trust and support
They have to have the mental and physical ability to do such a long and tiresome procedure.
Having a sense of sympathy is a very important factor
The ability to calm the patient and make their worries go away
Enough knowledge, intelligence, and high ability of concentration.
Commitment and responsibility