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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Study: Only 3% of adults diagnosed as obese or overweight are referred to weight management programs

Study: Only 3% of adults diagnosed as obese or overweight are referred to weight management programs

Women recommended to wait for at least two years after bariatric surgery before trying to conceive

Women recommended to wait for at least two years after bariatric surgery before trying to conceive

New drug combinations for obesity and diabetes may show greater efficacy than single therapy

New drug combinations for obesity and diabetes may show greater efficacy than single therapy

Bariatric surgery is just as effective for younger adolescents with obesity as for older kids

Bariatric surgery is just as effective for younger adolescents with obesity as for older kids

New studies explore the potential role of bariatric surgery in reducing breast cancer risk

New studies explore the potential role of bariatric surgery in reducing breast cancer risk

New MRI technology to expand imaging access for patients with implanted medical devices and obesity

New MRI technology to expand imaging access for patients with implanted medical devices and obesity

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Successful weight-loss intervention helps lower risk of severe complications from COVID-19

Successful weight-loss intervention helps lower risk of severe complications from COVID-19

Telehealth-delivered exercise and weight loss program for people with knee osteoarthritis or obesity

Telehealth-delivered exercise and weight loss program for people with knee osteoarthritis or obesity

Researchers discover new link between diet, intestinal stem cells and disease

Researchers discover new link between diet, intestinal stem cells and disease

NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn announces Dr. Ude Welcome as new chief of surgery

NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn announces Dr. Ude Welcome as new chief of surgery

EuroEcho 2021 to highlight latest developments in cardiovascular imaging

EuroEcho 2021 to highlight latest developments in cardiovascular imaging

Bariatric surgery lowers risk of liver disease, heart complications in patients with fatty liver disease

Bariatric surgery lowers risk of liver disease, heart complications in patients with fatty liver disease

Study estimates how many people with type 2 diabetes achieve remission

Study estimates how many people with type 2 diabetes achieve remission

Safer, more effective therapies could help fight the obesity epidemic

Safer, more effective therapies could help fight the obesity epidemic

Bariatric surgery rates increased after Medicaid expansion, study shows

Bariatric surgery rates increased after Medicaid expansion, study shows

NYU Langone Health broadens access to high-quality primary and specialty care

NYU Langone Health broadens access to high-quality primary and specialty care

Study reveals the underlying mechanisms behind obesity and type 2 diabetes link

Study reveals the underlying mechanisms behind obesity and type 2 diabetes link

Study finds long-term outcomes of weight loss surgery in children, adolescents with severe obesity

Study finds long-term outcomes of weight loss surgery in children, adolescents with severe obesity

Drugs and surgery show promise for reducing long-term effects of obesity-related hypertension

Drugs and surgery show promise for reducing long-term effects of obesity-related hypertension