Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch. Long-term studies show the procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and significant reduction in mortality.

Classification of Surgical Procedures

  • Predominantly Malabsorptive Procedures
    • Biliopancreatic Diversion
    • Jejunoileal Bypass
    • Endoluminal Sleeve
  • Predominantly restrictive procedures
    • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
    • Adjustable Gastric Band
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Intragastric Balloon (Gastric Balloon)
    • Gastric Plication
  • Mixed Procedures
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy with Duodenal Switch
    • Implantable Gastric Stimulation