Bariatric surgery can help you lose your excess body weight and lower your risk of obesity-related health conditions. Surgery contributes to weight loss in two main ways: restriction and malabsorption.
By physically limiting the amount of food your stomach can hold the patient feels fuller after eating much smaller portions of food.
Main restrictive procedures:
By shortening or bypassing part of the small intestine, your body absorbs fewer calories and nutrients.
Main malabsorptive procedures:
Most weight loss surgeries today are performed via laparoscopic surgery which is a minimally invasive technique.
Please seek and follow the specific guidelines from your bariatric team. Guidelines vary for individual patient needs and surgeries.