Bariatric Surgery

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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Bariatric surgeries may change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol

Bariatric surgeries may change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol

Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death

Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third

Scurvy is still found in Canada

Scurvy is still found in Canada

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

Bariatric surgery linked to reduction in malignant skin cancer risk

Bariatric surgery linked to reduction in malignant skin cancer risk

Gastric bypass associated with higher risk of additional operations

Gastric bypass associated with higher risk of additional operations

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery associated with higher risk of additional procedures

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery associated with higher risk of additional procedures

Eating more protein than recommended dietary allowance may benefit only a few, study shows

Eating more protein than recommended dietary allowance may benefit only a few, study shows

Mercy Medical Center to establish the Maryland Bariatric Center

Mercy Medical Center to establish the Maryland Bariatric Center

Carteret Health Care becomes a member of Mayo Clinic Care Network

Carteret Health Care becomes a member of Mayo Clinic Care Network

New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity

New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity

Bariatric surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream, study reveals

Bariatric surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream, study reveals

Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says

Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says

Weight-loss surgeries can lead to better diabetes control in older adults

Weight-loss surgeries can lead to better diabetes control in older adults

Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery

Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery

New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes

New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes