Bariatric Surgery is done to help one loose/shed excess weight and reduce down risk of life threatening weight related health problems including
- Heart diseases
- High blood pressure
- Severe sleep Apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
Bariatric surgeries or other surgeries are only done after one/patient have tried to lose weight by improving diet, habits, exercise and healthy lifestyle.
Bariatric surgeries include a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery)