Bariatric surgery – treatment for obesity
- Bariatric surgery consultation
- Gastric sleeve operation or sleeve gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic gastric bypass
- Mini bypass surgery
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Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery or obesity surgery, involves making changes to the digestive system to promote weight loss. Bariatric surgery may be considered when diets and exercise have not been effective for weight loss or when severe health problems have resulted from obesity.
Different procedures are used in the surgical treatment of obesity, some of which reduce the amount of food a patient can eat, some decrease the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, and some surgeries do both.
Why are bariatric surgeries performed?
Weight loss surgery can help individuals lose excess weight and reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening health problems associated with obesity, such as:
- Heart disease and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) caused by obesity and lack of physical activity
- Sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
Bariatric surgeries are generally performed after attempting weight loss through changes in diet and exercise. Confido has a variety of specialists who can help you in all areas of your weight loss journey.
Confido offers sleeve gastrectomy which involves removing a large portion of the stomach; mini gastric bypass, which creates a new smaller tube-shaped stomach directly connected to the small intestine; and laparoscopic gastric bypass, which reduces the size of the stomach, creating a small pouch.
Your bariatric surgeon will discuss the options and specificities of each surgical treatment with you and determine the most suitable approach for you.