Bariatric surgery popularly known as weight loss surgery is actually a lifestyle modification surgery or metabolic surgery (Surgery for Type 2 diabetes mellitus), which involves removing part of the stomach or rerouting the food to the small intestine. It involves a hormonal change in body and thus decreases hunger (In contrast to dieting) and releases hormone, which burns fat. The person not only loses weight quickly but diseases associated with obesity like Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia, Polycystic Ovarian disease. Sleep Apnea totally disappears or is better controlled. Once a patient loses weight quickly, they start their routine activity like walking and they eat small frequent healthy meals leading to better health and improved quality of life.
People often confuse bariatric surgery with liposuction and when they hear that diet will be less. They think that dieting alone will work but bariatric surgery offers you fast and more sustained weight loss due to hormonal changes associated with it. Not only after bariatric surgery people who are binge eaters, stop eating excess food but due to hormonal changes. The diseases associated with obesity like Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Obstructive sleep apnea, PCOD (infertility), and others show marked improvement, that some of the patients may not need even medicines for their diseases, so bariatric surgery adds healthy years to your life. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure but rather it produces inch loss and is a cosmetic procedure and not for morbidly obese and no disease is controlled by it and food craving is the same. In dieting, you are feeling hungry but you eat less. So it cannot last for lifelong and once you start eating, the whole weight comes back.
WHY IS SUPPORT GROUP IMPORTANT FOR PATIENTS AND SUCCESS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY PROGRAM?
The support group is the core of the success of bariatric surgery program and remove myths of bariatric surgery.it is an opportunity for patients (preoperative planning for surgery) and (postoperative patients Underwent surgery) to meet each other and know the actual benefits of surgery and remove myths from their mind. People often have a lot of fears for bariatric surgery and some people have unrealistic expectations after surgery, both things are discussed, and not only fear is removed but actual progress or roadmap after surgery is shown to people.
A typical support group meeting has diet-related training for the initial half an hour followed by an exercise or physical activity-related training for the next half an hour followed by group discussion for the next 1 hours.