About Bariatric Surgery

It is a weight reduction procedure that helps severely obese people lose weight permanently.

Why it’s done help

Severe health complications one can get due to obesity include:

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • High risk for cancer
  • Respiratory problems

Who it’s for


  • BMI of 40 and above
  • BMI= 35 but with serious health condition
  • BMI= 30 but with a serious health problem

What you can expect

  • Bariatric surgery -performed by a Gastric surgeon in the OR
  • The anesthesiologist will use general anesthesia
  • Bariatric surgery: open or laparoscopic method

Types of Bariatric surgery

  1. Restrictive Weight Reduction Procedure
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
    • Gastric Band Surgery
  2. Combination of Restrictive and Malabsorptive Weight Reduction Procedure
    • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
    • Biliopancreatic diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) Surgery



  • long term effects on weight loss
  • correct or alleviate serious health problems

Risks and Complications

  • Infection
  • Respiratory problems
  • Bleeding
  • Formation of clots
  • Adverse effects from anesthesia
  • Leaks or obstruction in the GIT
  • Nausea and vomiting

Recovery Time

  • Hospital stay: 2-5 days on average
  • Laparoscopic method- shorter hospital stay

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