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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Diabetes drug’s new weight loss formula fuels cost-benefit debate

Diabetes drug’s new weight loss formula fuels cost-benefit debate

Chemical modification in RNA molecules may offer protection against liver disease

Chemical modification in RNA molecules may offer protection against liver disease

Fecal transplant and fiber supplementation can benefit patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome

Fecal transplant and fiber supplementation can benefit patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome

Researchers develop an intraoral device for weight loss

Researchers develop an intraoral device for weight loss

New AASM position statement emphasizes that sleep is a biological necessity

New AASM position statement emphasizes that sleep is a biological necessity

New book brings the latest advances in gastroenterology and hepatology

New book brings the latest advances in gastroenterology and hepatology

Higher BMI linked to higher survival rates in patients hospitalized for severe bacterial infections

Higher BMI linked to higher survival rates in patients hospitalized for severe bacterial infections

A potential treatment to prevent obesity-related liver damage

A potential treatment to prevent obesity-related liver damage

Women need to avoid pregnancy for 12 months after bariatric surgery

Women need to avoid pregnancy for 12 months after bariatric surgery

Stomach-specific protein plays a key role in the progression of obesity

Stomach-specific protein plays a key role in the progression of obesity

Bariatric surgery reduces brain pressure in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Bariatric surgery reduces brain pressure in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension

AGA’s new clinical guidelines recommend the use of IGB for obese patients

AGA’s new clinical guidelines recommend the use of IGB for obese patients

People with obesity tend to be more responsive to food marketing, finds study

People with obesity tend to be more responsive to food marketing, finds study

Bariatric surgery can reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers, study shows

Bariatric surgery can reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers, study shows

Study reveals colorectal cancer risk does not rise after bariatric surgery

Study reveals colorectal cancer risk does not rise after bariatric surgery

Weight loss induced by diet and bariatric surgery has different impact on mitochondria in fat tissue

Weight loss induced by diet and bariatric surgery has different impact on mitochondria in fat tissue

Semaglutide drug also helps diabetic patients lose body weight, shows study

Semaglutide drug also helps diabetic patients lose body weight, shows study

Study shows reliability and robustness of injectable anti-obesity medication

Study shows reliability and robustness of injectable anti-obesity medication

Study finds increased substance use, mental health issues in people with obesity during the pandemic

Study finds increased substance use, mental health issues in people with obesity during the pandemic

Study explores merits and risks of bariatric surgery in younger teens

Study explores merits and risks of bariatric surgery in younger teens