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Tools for Success in Bariatric Surgery

Weight-loss surgery produces average losses of 45 to 70% of excess weight.1, 2

Tools for Success in Bariatric Surgery

Weight-loss surgery produces average losses of 45 to 70% of excess weight.1, 2

Tools for Success in Bariatric Surgery

Weight-loss surgery produces average losses of 45 to 70% of excess weight.1, 2

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Bariatric Surgery

Weight-loss procedures are part of comprehensive programs that address the patient before, during, and after bariatric surgery. Surgical procedures for weight loss range from purely restricted, to restricted with a modest degree of malabsorption, to primarily malabsorptive. Learn More

  1. Sleeve Gastrectomy

    This procedure is a restrictive surgery performed on the stomach. The sleeve gastrectomy removes two-thirds of the stomach, which provides a quicker sense of fullness and decreased appetite. Learn More

  2. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

    This procedure causes patients to feel full more quickly by decreasing the size of the stomach, and causing food to go through only part of the small intestine. This reduces the amount of food a patient can eat, as well as the amount of food and nutrients absorbed. Learn More

  3. Adjustable Gastric Banding

    In this procedure, a band is placed around the top of the stomach, creating a small pocket and a reduced opening to the stomach, limiting food intake. Learn More

  1. NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative Expert Panel on the Identification Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: the evidence report. Obes Res 1998;6(Suppl 2):51S-209S.
  2. Padwal R, Li SK, Lau DCW. Long-term pharmacotherapy for obesity and overweight. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004;2. Art. No. D004094