Bariatric treatments are the most effective weight loss solutions, there’s no deniability there. But even when you choose to go down that path, picking the right bariatric service still remains a puzzle to be solved. Houston Weight Loss suggest a one on one session for reaching the final decision yet we also believe that patients have the right to know which process involves which steps and what are the possible risks associated with them.

Below we are listing the most popular bariatric services in detail:

Gastric Balloon (ORBERA)

As the name suggests, a gastric balloon is a soft silicone balloon filled with saline. The balloon is inserted into the stomach, partially filling it. The main function of the balloon insertion is to help the patient feel fuller quicker even after eating a little. The balloon is kept inside the stomach temporarily, usually for six months. The procedure is suggested mostly to patients who are looking for ways to control their hunger. Once their bodies get used to eating lesser, the balloon is removed and they carry on with the new routine. It is considered best for patients with a BMI of 27-35.

Gastric balloon insertion takes only 15 minutes, there is no down time. It is by far the cheapest treatment.

LAP Band

A gastric band or Laparoscopic adjustable band is an inflatable band which divides the stomach into two parts. The upper part is smaller and allows less food consumption. LAP Band is great for people who are looking to lose around 50 to 60 % of their excess weight. However, the process is gradual and weight loss depends upon the patients health and situation. LAP Band is reversible and a good option for those who are not ready for complex surgeries.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

This is a surgery recommended to those patients with a BMI of 40 or above. In this surgery, 75% of the stomach is removed. The surgery is permanent and is suitable for patients who are looking to lose weight drastically. So if you are ready for a permanent change and committed to eat little portions for the rest of your life, this is the surgery you’ll need.

About Houston Weight Loss Centre

Under the supervision of Dr Wadiwala, this weight loss center offers a wide range of bariatric services. Apart from the professional expertise in the field, post-treatment care, diet plans, and workout regimens are also provided here.

Houston Weight Loss center provides free bariatric consultation to patients. So if you are interested in any of the bariatric service and want to discuss it with a specialist, we are just a call away.

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