When diet and exercise are ineffective for weight management, patients struggling with severe/morbid obesity are often recommended to undergo “bariatric surgery” or “bariatric treatment”. The main goal of bariatric treatment is to limit the stomach’s physiological capacity in patients to further weight and fat loss.
Bariatric surgery is a collective term which encompasses the following medical procedures in patients:
- Laparoscopic Gastric Banding: a minimally invasive procedure where the upper part of the stomach is “banded” to restrict the amount of food your stomach can hold, so you feel full easily.
- Gastric Bypass (open surgery): this procedure involves making the stomach smaller so it holds less food, and connecting the “smaller stomach” directly to the jejunum of the small intestine so you take up fewer calories.
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: instead of the larger incision, doctors can use a smaller incision and a laparoscope to perform this gastric bypass surgery.
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery or Sleeve Gastrectomy: this surgery reduces removes 85% of your stomach. This permanent procedure can be done using a laparoscope or open surgery (larger incision).
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: involves creating a smaller stomach pouch and attaching the smaller stomach to the duodenum—this procedure not only bypasses the stomach but the small intestine as well.
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