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The majority of ESRD patients are choosing to receive a sleeve gastrectomy or other types of innovative weight-loss surgeries.
SAN DIEGO, CA, July 08, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- According to a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the number of patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing weight loss surgery increased nine times from 2006 to 2016.
End-stage renal disease is the stage 5 of chronic kidney syndrome where a patient's kidneys only function about 10-15% of their regular activity. Since kidneys are critical organs that are responsible for supporting the body functions and removing excess fluid and waste from the blood, this reduced level of activity is life threatening for the patient. An ESRD patient must obtain a kidney transplant or regular dialysis to stay alive.
This is why the new data regarding bariatric surgery is so encouraging. Over the span of 10 years, the number of ESRD patients who chose to receive laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy went from less than 1% in 2006 to more than 84% in 2016 due to the promising results.
Sleeve Gastrectomy Reduces Risks for Kidney Failure
The American scientists who participated in the research reported that modern weight loss surgeries, including gastric sleeve surgery, have proven to diminish the risks for kidney failure and other complications in ESRD patients.
A patient suffering from ESRD may be required to stay in the hospital for an additional day or two after undergoing a bariatric procedure. But this is a minuscule price to pay, which is evident from the current trend that shows thousands of ESRD patients in the U.S. are choosing to undergo a weight loss surgery.
Experts also suggested that the ESRD patients should have a long discussion with their doctors and perform a thorough research before going under the knife for bariatric surgery. Due to their vulnerable kidney health, these patients need to be monitored very closely for electrolyte disorders and nutritional deficiency post-operation.
Bariatric Surgery is More Easily-Accessible and Affordable than Kidney Transplant
In most cases, a live donor kidney transplant is usually the most preferable option for people suffering from ESRD. Since these type of transplants come from living organ donors, the wait-list is really long, and even if somehow a patient gets the kidney, the chances of their body rejecting the new kidney can be high. Due to all these complications, a kidney transplant may not be an option for every ESRD patient.
This is where bariatric surgery factors in. The majority of ESRD patients are choosing to receive a sleeve gastrectomy or other types of innovative weight-loss surgeries because a) it is less complicated and more affordable than a kidney transplant, and b) it has proven to be terrific treatment.
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