Bariatric Surgery

About Bariatric surgery:

Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).


  • Surgery should be considered as a treatment option for patients with a BMI of 32 kg/m2 or greater who instituted but failed an adequate exercise and diet program (with or without adjunctive drug therapy) and who present with BMI 30 or above & obesity-related comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and obstructive sleep apnea. 

Results of Bariatric Surgery

  • Weight Loss
  • Reduction or Improvement in Co Morbidities
  • Improvement in Quality of Life


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