Montreal Weight Loss Surgery

Montreal_Montage_July_7_2014-223x300Weight loss surgery is something many people seek when they have run out of options and are unable to find a solution to their obesity. They often turn to weight loss surgery as a means to stay alive in the face of severe obesity that can lead to fatal illness.

Weight loss surgeries essentially alter the stomach in the body so that it changes the amount of food that can be eaten and held. While this may seem like an extreme measure, for many it is the answer to getting on track with your weight loss.

There is an especially high number of individuals that are considered to be morbidly obese in Canada with approximately 18.1% ages 18 and over in 2010, according to the Canadian Community Health Survey. This equates to approximately 4.5 million adults. This number breaks down to reveal that 60.9% are men and 43.7% are women.

Montreal has one of the most largely concentrated areas of obesity in children within Canada. In fact, one-fifth of the children in Montreal is considered to be obese, equating to 21.3%.

It is easy to see why Montreal’s weight loss surgery would be something to consider for adults in obese situations. The process of the surgery must begin after the professional considers the candidate’s current state of health and if they are a good match for a weight loss surgery. There are two major types of weight loss surgery; gastric band surgery and gastric bypass surgery. The one that is best for you will depend on your situation.

Gastric band surgery(adjustable gastric band) is when the bariatric surgeon attaches a band around the stomach. This band is adjustable and will be tightened as needed to make the stomach smaller and provide for less space for the food to go. In turn, the patient will eat less and lose weight.

They will also need to be careful about what types of food they eat. The wrong foods can cause stomach upset and problems. In addition, with so little food going into the body they want to be sure they are eating healthful foods.

Gastric bypass is a type of bariatric surgery is the process of creating a separation of the stomach into a smaller stomach. This creates a smaller stomach that can fit only a small amount of food at a time until after it is digested. This promotes individuals to eat better foods to help them become healthier and will reduce the amount of food that they put into their bodies. It also helps them to get the very most out of the food that they are using.

Both surgeries have their advantages and you will need to discuss the differences as they relate to your situation with your physician. Take the time to make sure that you are getting the very best for your goals from your surgeon. The gastric bypass surgery is not considered to be reversible so you want it to be the right decision for you long term. It is also important that you get the very best person for the job.

Qualified Surgeons

Clinique Medicale De Nutrition Et D’Amaigrissement

6716 St. Denis, Montreal QC H2S 1L8

(514) 274-3561

Clinique de Rehabiltiaotn Alimentaire et Psychologique pour le Traitement de I’Obesite

Dr. Jean Guy

773 St Joseph E, Montreal QC H2Y

(514) 278-3401

Esthe Novo Weight Loss Clinic

29 Boul Desaulneirs, Saint-Lambert QC J4P 1L7

(450) 671-8444

Rockland MD

Dr. Henri Atlas

100 Chemin Rockland, Suite 115, Montreal QC H3P2V9

1(866) 677-3383

Siegal Weight Management

5180 Ch Queen-Mary, Montreal QC H3W 3E7

(514) 489-8840

Clinique Michel Gagner Inc.

315 Place d’Youville, Suite 191, Montreal, QC H2Y 0A4

Dr. Michel Gagner

(514) 757-9199