Changes to your digestive system are made during gastric bypass and other weight-loss procedures, which are generally referred to as bariatric surgery. When diet and exercise have failed or when you are experiencing severe health issues as a result of your weight, bariatric surgery is performed. Your ability to consume more is restricted by some procedures. Other treatments work by making it harder for the body to receive nutrients. Some techniques perform both.
To ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery, you must also permanently alter your diet and engage in regular exercise.
Causes For The Surgery
Bariatric surgery is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including:
Bariatric surgery is typically done only after you’ve tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits.
Other Gastro & Hepatobiliary Treatments
Who Can Get A Bariatric Surgery
In general, bariatric surgery could be an option for you if:
Your body mass index (BMI), which is considered excessive obesity, is 40 or higher. You have an obesity-related serious health issue, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea, and your BMI is between 35 and 39.9, which is considered obese. If your BMI is between 30 and 34 and you have major weight-related health issues, you might be eligible for some types of weight-loss surgery.
Types Of Bariatric Surgery
Here’s a look at common types of bariatric surgery: