MercyAscot Bariatric Surgery
Private Surgical Service, General Surgery, Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
Bariatric or weight loss surgery refers to a number of different procedures that can be performed to treat obesity. Procedures fall into three main types:
Malabsorptive - these procedures involve bypassing a section of the small intestine thus reducing the amount of food absorbed into the body.
Restrictive - these procedures involve reducing the size of the stomach, usually by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach which limits the amount of food that can be eaten.
Malabsorptive/Restrictive Combination - these procedures combine both techniques e.g. gastric bypass surgery in which a small stomach pouch is formed and its outlet connected to part of the small intestine.
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This page was last updated at 10:56AM on March 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by MercyAscot Bariatric Surgery.