Are you tired of not losing weight even after making changes in your diet and doing vigorous exercise for years? If morbid obesity is posing a host of health issues and nothing is helping to shed weight, you can consider getting a bariatric or weight loss surgery. In this blog, we will discuss the meaning and types of bariatric surgeries.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery refers to surgical techniques that help patients lose weight by altering the functioning of the digestive tract through removal, rerouting, and stapling of organs including the stomach and intestine. Lap band, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric bypass, and Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, are some of the common types of bariatric surgery. Doctors recommend bariatric surgery when diet and exercise fail to bring desired weight loss in morbidly obese patients. A weight loss surgery may also be prescribed for obese patients … Read the rest