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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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

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