Bariatric Surgery

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is when the digestive tract is changed through surgery to help with weight loss.

Types of bariatric surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
Adjustable Gastric Band

A ring is placed around the top of the stomach to create a small pouch.

Gastric Bypass

Also called roux en y gastic bypass; the stomach is stapled to create a small pouch then the small intestine is cut and attached to the small stomach pouch.

Gastric Sleeve

Most of the stomach is removed. It can affect the appetite and metabolism.

  1. Definition and Facts of Weight-loss Surgery. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/bariatric-surgery/definition-facts. Published September 1, 2020. Accessed January 20, 2021.