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