Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedures
Bariatric or metabolic surgery also called weight loss surgery and obesity surgery is a surgical procedure used as a treatment for people who are very obese. Obesity surgery or weight loss surgery can lead to significant weight loss and help improve many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome or high blood pressure. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery). The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
Sleeve Gastrectomy or Bariatric Sleeve
Sleeve gastrectomy is technically a procedure involving removal of the large part of the stomach that functions as a reservoir.
Gastric bypass is a combined procedure having both volume-restrictive and absorption-reducing properties.
Gastric band surgery is a weight loss surgery option that helps overweight and obese people to change their eating habits and lose weight and improve overall health.
Revision Bariatric Surgery
Revision bariatric surgery refers to a weight loss treatment that follows a previous weight loss surgery that did not lead to the desired level of success.