Types of Weight Loss Surgery Procedures
Bariatric (weight loss) procedures are tools that can help you change and control your eating habits to lose weight. Each procedure has different advantages and risks. The key to all the procedures is that they help you change your lifestyle around eating so you consume fewer calories and can lose weight. If the tool is not used to change the lifestyle, then you won’t lose weight and keep it off. Obesity is a chronic, relapsing disease that must be treated every day for the rest of your life.
- Adjustable Gastric Banding (commonly known as the LAP-BAND)
- Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass Operation (RGB)
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) with or without Duodenal Switch