What is Bariatric Surgery?

Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric and metabolic surgery. It is an effective tool to provide patients with long term weight loss and increased quality of health. It has been proven to help improve or resolve many obesity related health conditions (comorbidities), such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other illnesses. Very often patients that undergo weight loss surgery find themselves taking less medications that were prescribed to treat obesity related illnesses.

Needless to say that weight loss and improvement of health condition provides a better quality of personal and professional life as well as longevity.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery helps patients to loose weight by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption.


Restriction limits the amount of food you can eat. Whether it is a gastric banding device around the stomach or a surgically-created, smaller stomach pouch, restriction ensures that the patient feels satisfied with less food

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve works by reducing the size of the stomach which reduces the amount of food it can hold. This makes a patient feel full sooner than before the procedure.

Lap Band

Lap Band surgery involves placing a silicone band called the Lap-Band around your stomach. The gastric band reduces your stomach capacity and slows the passage of food through your stomach.


Malabsorption limits the number of calories and nutrients your body can absorb. During malabsorptive procedures, the surgeon reroutes the small intestine so that fewer calories and nutrients are absorbed

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass creates a smaller stomach pouch which causes patients to feel fuller sooner and eat less food. During procedure a portion of the small intestine is bypassed which means the patient’s body absorbs fewer calories.