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 evaluates adverse events after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in adolescents

Study evaluates adverse events after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in adolescents

Patients complain some obesity care startups offer pills, and not much else

Patients complain some obesity care startups offer pills, and not much else

Weekly weight loss drug reduces BMI in teens

Weekly weight loss drug reduces BMI in teens

New evidence-based clinical guidelines expand patient eligibility for metabolic and bariatric surgery

New evidence-based clinical guidelines expand patient eligibility for metabolic and bariatric surgery

International group of honorees to provide latest insights into preventing and treating obesity

International group of honorees to provide latest insights into preventing and treating obesity

Insights into why midlife women gain weight

Insights into why midlife women gain weight

BMI: The mismeasure of weight and the mistreatment of obesity

BMI: The mismeasure of weight and the mistreatment of obesity

Research shows several advantages of bariatric surgery

Research shows several advantages of bariatric surgery

CDC data highlights the urgent need to address widespread national disparities in obesity

CDC data highlights the urgent need to address widespread national disparities in obesity

Bariatric surgery recipients may have an elevated risk of epilepsy, study finds

Bariatric surgery recipients may have an elevated risk of epilepsy, study finds

TGen and ASU partner with Phoenix Children’s and Cincinnati Children’s to better understand NAFLD

TGen and ASU partner with Phoenix Children’s and Cincinnati Children’s to better understand NAFLD

What is the association between body fat and COVID-19?

What is the association between body fat and COVID-19?

Stanford Medicine study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fat tissue

Stanford Medicine study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fat tissue

UTHSC-led researchers receive $5.2 million to study obesity-mediated cancer risk

UTHSC-led researchers receive $5.2 million to study obesity-mediated cancer risk

Bariatric surgery associated with long-term improvements in pain, physical function, work productivity

Bariatric surgery associated with long-term improvements in pain, physical function, work productivity

Semaglutide appears to be an effective medication for treating obesity, study says

Semaglutide appears to be an effective medication for treating obesity, study says

Recent literature reports on the role of the gut microbiome on human health and its effect on diseases

Recent literature reports on the role of the gut microbiome on human health and its effect on diseases

Type 2 diabetes remission achieved more effectively with bariatric surgery than lifestyle changes

Type 2 diabetes remission achieved more effectively with bariatric surgery than lifestyle changes

Cedars-Sinai investigators create new blood test for early detection of common liver cancer

Cedars-Sinai investigators create new blood test for early detection of common liver cancer

Disruption of the circadian clocks plays a key role in weight gain

Disruption of the circadian clocks plays a key role in weight gain