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"We have grown our program from 120 cases to almost 600 a year," says Danielle O & # 39; Brien, Bariatric Program Coordinator at St. Joseph's Hospital.
No question about this, bariatric surgery is growing in popularity. If this has been successful it can be a long time, helping people keep weight and even manage diseases like diabetes.
"They show success, lose their weight, they keep their weight for years and they're doing really well," says O & # 39; Brien.
You can hear success stories – and you hear about cases that are not ending.
What you do not often hear is the other effects.
There are different methods you can choose from: Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, the Adjustable Gastric Band, and the Duodenal Switch. All of this decreases in the size of the stomach, but once the organ contraction, patients may experience changes in the hormone and craving.
"I had a patient in my support team who told all his life that he hated broccoli, like the torture sitting at the table broccoli," says O & # 39; Brien. "Everything he wants to eat now is broccoli."
The opposite may also occur. O & # 39; Brien said that some soda drinkers are open by the thought of bubbly drinks.
"Had not been there for a year and a half after surgery, just want to try it again [they said] m missing it, the worst thing in the world, they said it tasted awful and they could not think they drank it's new, "says O & # 39; Brien.
O & # 39; Brien says they do not know for sure why this is going to happen, but they suspect it does not do anything to change the taste of taste and more to do with patients who are motivated, and seek more healthy diet that improves them.
"It's a lifestyle change, it's a tool We do not like old habits creeping," says O & # 39; Brien.
If you are considering bariatric surgery, be sure to consult your doctor about all the risks and discuss which option may be best for you.