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 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

Study: Sugar substitute doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults

Study: Sugar substitute doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults

Telemedicine can help surgical practices to thrive during the pandemic

Telemedicine can help surgical practices to thrive during the pandemic

Study: Patients may not be receiving recommended follow-up care after bariatric surgery

Study: Patients may not be receiving recommended follow-up care after bariatric surgery

Study explores link between aging, obesity, and metabolic diseases

Study explores link between aging, obesity, and metabolic diseases

Teenagers with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes can benefit from bariatric surgery

Teenagers with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes can benefit from bariatric surgery

Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes

Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes

Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission

Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission

New findings support benefits of bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents

New findings support benefits of bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents

Researchers analyze racial disparities in access to bariatric surgery

Researchers analyze racial disparities in access to bariatric surgery

Dietary 1H-NMR “Fingerprints” Could Help Fight Against Chronic Disease

Dietary 1H-NMR “Fingerprints” Could Help Fight Against Chronic Disease

Bariatric surgery associated with longer life expectancy

Bariatric surgery associated with longer life expectancy

Study shows fatty liver disease is a significant risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization

Study shows fatty liver disease is a significant risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization

Gastric bypass surgery is the most effective therapy to treat type 2 diabetes

Gastric bypass surgery is the most effective therapy to treat type 2 diabetes

New insights into how high-protein diet protects against fatty liver

New insights into how high-protein diet protects against fatty liver

Diet, not gastric bypass surgery, accounts for improved health

Diet, not gastric bypass surgery, accounts for improved health

Paired surgical approach improves chances for heart transplant in obese patients

Paired surgical approach improves chances for heart transplant in obese patients

Public insurance users pay more for bariatric surgery compared to private insurance patients

Public insurance users pay more for bariatric surgery compared to private insurance patients