A healthy body is a dream of many people, especially those who are obese. Medical professionals often suggest and emphasize a healthy and balanced diet as well as physical exercise as a key to maintain a healthy weight.

However, a new study suggests that a weight loss surgery Dubai or bariatric surgery is quite effective for losing weight when compared to conventional weight loss methods or even non-surgical methods, including gastric balloon, etc. the same study also suggested that bariatric surgery also increased reduction rates in type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.  

According to a statistical study, weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery is gaining enough popularity. The annual rate of weight loss surgery has increased from 3.3 to 40.7 in the past 2 decades.

There are three forms of bariatric surgery including: 

  • Gastric banding that involves a surgical band, which is fitted around the stomach to reduce its size, so that the person consumes less amount of food and feels full sooner.
  • Gastric bypassing that involves re-routing of the digestive system past the stomach.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy involves removing a part of the stomach and making it small and thus reducing food consumption.

A team of researchers suggests that weight loss surgeries are successful on those obese people on who the conventional weight loss methods including diet and exercise have failed.

Among the important qualifications for bariatric surgery, an individual must have a BMI of 35 or above and also if they have a serious disorder associated with obesity.

Surgical methods versus non-surgical options

According to researchers, the effectiveness of bariatric surgeries is quite unclear when compared with nonsurgical methods of losing weight.  

As a research, they took a certain amount of obese individuals, some of who were allocated to bariatric surgery techniques, and some underwent non-surgical weight loss treatments. These treatments included dietary changes, increasing physical activity and the use of weight-loss medication. Those individuals were followed up for over 2 years.

The results of this study revealed that patients who underwent bariatric surgery lost more weight as compared to those who took nonsurgical treatments. And they also showed remission in obesity-associated health problems like type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, both of which can increase the risk of getting heart ailment.

When compared to patients following nonsurgical weight loss methods, a greater improvement in the quality of life was seen in those who followed a surgical option to lose weight.