Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The operation promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by restricting food intake.
What is Bariatric Surgery?

Exercise and diet alone often fails to effectively treat people with extreme and excessive obesity. Bariatric surgery is an operation that is performed in order to help such individuals lose weight. Evidence suggests that bariatric surgery may lower death rates for patients with severe obesity, especially when coupled with healthy eating and lifestyle changes after surgery.

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RYGB surgery patients can benefit from anti-obesity medications

RYGB surgery patients can benefit from anti-obesity medications

Study shows huge effect of obesity on pancreatic cancer development

Study shows huge effect of obesity on pancreatic cancer development

Gastric bypass may be the best surgical option in patients with NAFLD

Gastric bypass may be the best surgical option in patients with NAFLD

Weight loss lasts long after bariatric surgery, study finds

Weight loss lasts long after bariatric surgery, study finds

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Type 2 diabetes mellitus responds to weight loss surgery

Type 2 diabetes mellitus responds to weight loss surgery

Study:  Weight loss surgery linked to increased risk of bone fractures

Study: Weight loss surgery linked to increased risk of bone fractures

Visceral fat gives signal to the brain that damages cognition

Visceral fat gives signal to the brain that damages cognition

Relapse is common for bariatric surgery patients who quit smoking

Relapse is common for bariatric surgery patients who quit smoking

Bariatric surgery also effective for individuals with early-onset obesity

Bariatric surgery also effective for individuals with early-onset obesity

Bariatric surgeries may change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol

Bariatric surgeries may change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol

Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death

Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third

Scurvy is still found in Canada

Scurvy is still found in Canada

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

Bariatric surgery linked to reduction in malignant skin cancer risk

Bariatric surgery linked to reduction in malignant skin cancer risk

Gastric bypass associated with higher risk of additional operations

Gastric bypass associated with higher risk of additional operations