These days weight loss surgery has become quite common. Thanks to advancements in medical technology, surgical weight loss method is becoming the most preferred choice for obese individuals. But let’s understand what bariatric surgery is and how it can help you achieve your weight loss goal. Weight loss surgery is also termed as obesity surgery or bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery. However, this method is only recommended when you have failed at all the other weight loss efforts.
Bariatric surgery is a procedure that involves making slight modifications to your stomach and/or small intestine to limit the amount of food you consume and/or to reduce the absorption of nutrients. However, not all obese individuals can undergo weight loss surgery. Amongst Asians, only those who have a BMI above 30 with co-morbidities (such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, increased cholesterol levels etc.) and those with BMI above 35 with or without co-morbidities, are permitted to explore the surgical alternative because they are at a relatively higher risk of serious health conditions.
Bariatric surgery is the collective term for types of weight-loss surgery. At Digestive Health Institute, we perform all types of primary and redo bariatric procedures such as Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (Banded & Non-Banded), Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Mini Gastric Bypass.