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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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

Senators Cassidy and Carper urge CMS to update restrictive coverage policies on obesity drugs and IBT

Senators Cassidy and Carper urge CMS to update restrictive coverage policies on obesity drugs and IBT

Increase in sedentary behavior can contribute to cardiovascular health deterioration

Increase in sedentary behavior can contribute to cardiovascular health deterioration

ASMBS calls for safe and rapid resumption of metabolic and bariatric surgery

ASMBS calls for safe and rapid resumption of metabolic and bariatric surgery

COVID ‐19 stay‐at‐home orders influence health behaviors of patients with obesity

COVID ‐19 stay‐at‐home orders influence health behaviors of patients with obesity

COVID-19 pandemic impacts mental, physical health of people with obesity

COVID-19 pandemic impacts mental, physical health of people with obesity

Family meals promote healthy communication

Family meals promote healthy communication

New technique prevents nipple discoloration in men after breast reduction surgery

New technique prevents nipple discoloration in men after breast reduction surgery

RYGB surgery patients can benefit from anti-obesity medications

RYGB surgery patients can benefit from anti-obesity medications

Bariatric surgery may alter gene expression in fat tissue

Bariatric surgery may alter gene expression in fat tissue

Study shows huge effect of obesity on pancreatic cancer development

Study shows huge effect of obesity on pancreatic cancer development

Gastric bypass may be the best surgical option in patients with NAFLD

Gastric bypass may be the best surgical option in patients with NAFLD

Weight loss lasts long after bariatric surgery, study finds

Weight loss lasts long after bariatric surgery, study finds

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows