With the world's rising focus on health and wellness; and increase in the number of people looking for options that assure a long-term healthy lifestyle, Bariatric Surgery has emerged as one of the most safe and viable options.
Bariatric surgery is the only clinically proven method of weight loss and weight management.
In simple terms, bariatric surgery can be explained as a set of surgical procedures through which the size of the stomach can be reduced. These procedures may include using a medical implant (gastric banding) or surgically removing a part of the stomach (gastric sleeve surgery).
The result of these procedures like gastric banding or gastric sleeve surgery is that a person begins to eat less and the body starts using the stored fat for physical activities. Due to the reduced size of the stomach, food intake is much lesser and thus the possibility of weight gain is almost negligible. Bariatric surgery thus also helps in maintaining weight.
Several medical practitioners and patients across the globe have endorsed the safety and effectiveness bariatric surgery.
The four widely performed procedures that are carried out in bariatric surgery are as follows: