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Stomach Stapling Surgery Part I

Mary Mason-Shields
 


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I will begin this five-part series on weight loss surgeries with Stomach Stapling Surgery. First of all, we need to know who is a candidate to have this procedure done. Stomach stapling is major surgery and should not be contemplated lightly.

Have you ever considered surgery for your weight loss situation? Have you researched the pros and cons of this type of surgery? Do you know anyone personally who has undergone this type of surgery? Did they share their experiences with you?

Stomach stapling surgery requires a small pouch to be created at the top of the stomach. This is not something that can be done by just any physician. A trained professional surgeon should be the person to perform this procedure. The pouch is made using staples and it will only be large enough for a small portion of food at any time. This pouch will create a feeling of fullness quicker than without it. It is a smaller ‘hole’ to fill than the original stomach. In essence, the pouch will serve as your stomach.

Some people view Stomach Stapling surgery as a means of quick weight loss. However, this is a very intrusive surgery which will require time for healing, recuperation, adjustment and a quick tutorial to changing your eating habits and change to your daily lifestyle. All of these points must be put in focus and in the proper perspective before forging ahead with the decision to undergo Stomach Stapling Surgery.

Research has shown that there are some risks associated with Stomach Stapling Surgery. Some of the risks are:

Nausea and vomiting brought about by eating too much food for the pouch or poor mastication of the foods eaten.

If a band is used (sometimes replaces staples), the band could break or slip out of its original position. Staples could deteriorate and require another surgery to replace them.

Infection could lead to fatal results.

Not cost effective. Currently, the cost for Stomach Stapling Surgery is $15,000.00. If a person does not have insurance or this procedure is not covered under your insurance plan, you put a very hard strain on your household budget and could possibly hurt your savings.

Before full consideration is given to Stomach Stapling Surgery, try other traditional methods of weight loss. It would be better to motivate yourself to lose weight using change in diet and exercise.

This article was written by Mary Mason-Shields, an independent distributor for a major health and wellness company. http://www.marymshields.usana.com , http://www.divinity-mary.blogspot.com , http://www.maryreset.blogspot.com

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