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What is Bariatric Surgery? 

Weight Loss / Bariatric Surgery is not a cosmetic procedure like liposuction or a tummy tuck. Weight Loss / Bariatric Surgery is for individuals who are 100 pounds or more overweight and helps patients lose weight by limiting the amount of food intake (restriction) and/or causing some of the food to be poorly digested and incompletely absorbed (malabsorption). 

Today there are several surgical options for weight loss. You and your surgeon must evaluate the procedures and decide which one is right for you. Results achieved by patients must be independently evaluated and managed. Actual weight loss will vary. 

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine.

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Adjustable Gastric Banding

Gastric banding is considered the least invasive weight loss surgery.

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Duodenal Switch Surgery

Is a weight loss surgery procedure that is composed of a restrictive and a malabsorptive aspect.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

This surgery isolates a small section of the stomach, limiting the size of meals and reducing food intake.

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