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Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Deciding On Surgery

Choosing a Bariatric Surgery Procedure

Bariatric surgery is a type of surgery to help you lose weight. It is a choice for some people who are obese and have not been able to lose weight with other methods.

Before Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a type of surgery to help you lose weight. It is a choice for some people who are obese and have not been able to lose weight with other methods.

Evaluation for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a type of surgery to help you lose weight. It is a choice for some people who are obese and have not been able to lose weight with other methods.

Types Of Surgery

Gastric Restrictive Surgery

Gastric restrictive surgery is a type of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery. It limits the amount of food you can eat. This surgery may be used to treat severe obesity when diet, exercise, and medicine have failed.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a surgical procedure to treat severe obesity using several small incisions and a laparoscope, which is a small lighted instrument with a tiny camera attached.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Overview

This surgery takes out the part of your stomach that curves outward, called the fundus. After the fundus is taken out, your surgeon will close the rest of your stomach into a tube shape that looks like a banana.

BPD/DS Weight-Loss Surgery

BPD/DS is a complex weight-loss surgery that may be recommended for people who are extremely obese and have failed to lose weight through other treatments.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It’s often done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the abdomen.

Food Intolerance After Gastric Band Surgery

Food intolerance is a risk after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgery. You may have trouble eating certain foods, such as meat, fruits, or vegetables.

Adjustable Gastric Band: What Happens If You Don’t Follow Your New Diet

Food intolerance means that after surgery you may have problems eating foods that you once ate or that are part of your new diet. This can make it hard to stick to your new diet and keep the pounds off.

Dumping Syndrome After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dumping syndrome after gastric bypass surgery is when food gets “dumped” directly from your stomach pouch into your small intestine without being digested. There are 2 types of dumping syndrome: early and late.

Iron Deficiency After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Iron deficiency and anemia are common after a gastric bypass or other weight-loss surgery, especially in women. In fact, iron deficiency can occur in more than half of women who are past menopause when they have this surgery.

Afferent Loop Syndrome

Afferent loop syndrome is a complication of certain types of stomach surgery.

Efferent Loop Syndrome

Efferent loop syndrome is one of two "loop syndromes" that can happen after some types of gastric surgery. In a loop syndrome, a portion or "limb" of the small intestine becomes blocked.

Risks of Bariatric Surgery: Anemia

Anemia is a condition in which your blood contains lower than normal levels of red blood cells or red blood cells that contain too little of the protein hemoglobin. It is a common complication of weight-loss surgery.

Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery: Anastomotic Leaking

One risk of gastric bypass surgery is that the anastomosis, the new connection created in your intestines during the bypass surgery, will leak. Leaking of digestive juices and partially digested food through an anastomosis is one of the most serious complications after bypass surgery.

Anastomotic Stenosis (Stricture) After Gastric Bypass Surgery

After gastric bypass surgery for weight loss, the new connection between the stomach pouch and the small intestine may narrow. This is called an anastomotic stenosis. It’s also known as a stricture.

Problems with Digesting Fat After Weight-Loss Surgery

Certain types of weight-loss surgery change the way your body deals with the nutrients in the foods you eat. This causes a rapid amount of weight loss, but also may lead to complications.

Gastric Banding Surgery for Teens

Gastric banding is a form of weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. It’s used to treat people with severe obesity who haven’t been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. It’s most often done in adults. But in some cases it may be a treatment choice for a teen.