Bariatric surgery and its types
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What is bariatric surgery and how does it work?

Bariatric surgery is an effective way to lose weight. Surgery changes the messages that go from your stomach to your brain and resets your set point to a healthier (lower) level.

After surgery, the body stops fighting the efforts to lose weight. In fact, the body starts to send messages that reduce appetite, increase feelings of fullness, and cause the person to choose healthier foods. Surgery also boosts metabolism so you burn more fat instead of storing it. All this leads to weight loss.1

Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Kaplan LM, Seeley RJ, Harris JL. Bariatric surgery induces weight loss primarily by mechanical restriction and nutrient malabsorption. The Metabolic Applied Research Strategy Initiative Series. Bariatric Times. 2012;Suppl C:C8-C11