Saturday May 25, 2013
Bariatric Surgery is not Cosmetic Surgery
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is major gastrointestinal surgery that is performed in patients whose obesity puts them at risk for many medical conditions and premature death.
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Consumer Guide to WLS
The most popular types of weight loss surgery are gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAP-BAND System and REALIZE Band), gastric sleeve, and duodenal switch.
Surgical intervention has been shown to be the most effective weight loss option for obesity. Learn more about the weight loss surgery options, patient criteria, costs, insurance, benefits, diet, lifestyle changes, and weight loss results.
Many weight loss surgery patients realize an improvement in arthritis symptoms, experiencing less pain and increased mobility.