Gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery refers to a surgical procedure in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower “remnant” pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both. Surgeons have developed several different...

Bariatric Surgery Procedures

Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most...

Obesity

Healthy bodies come in many shapes and sizes. However, if you want to lose weight, well-balanced eating is one of the most important things you can do to help lower your weight and keep it there. For information on weight loss, see Lifestyle Steps for Healthy Weight...

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with...