Bariatric / Obesity Surgery And Surgical Options

Over the years, Bariatric Surgery (Weight-loss Surgery) has evolved, enhancing the rate of success and reducing risks. Today, studies confirm that Bariatric Surgery is a safe and effective weight-loss treatment after all other methods to lose weight have been exhausted.

The advancement of science and technology has worked to the benefit of bariatric surgeons and their patients, in terms of the number of options to choose from with different techniques to achieve weight-loss. These techniques may be classified into the following:

  • Restrictive: Adjustable gastric band, vertical-banded gastroplasty and sleeve gastrectomy are some of the purely restrictive procedures. They help people with obesity by restricting the caloric intake.
  • Predominantly malabsorptive with a restrictive component: Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion (BPD) with or without duodenal switch (DS) operation is predominantly malabsorptive which has a small restrictive component.
  • Predominantly restrictive with a malabsorptive component : Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGBP) is mainly restrictive as it creates a small gastric pouch as well as a changing degree of malabsorption.

Some of the bariatric surgical procedures are:

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