Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedures
Bariatric or metabolic surgery also called weight loss surgery and obesity surgery is a surgical procedure used as a treatment for people who are very obese. Obesity surgery or weight loss surgery can lead to significant weight loss and help improve many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome or high blood pressure. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery). The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.