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Bariatric surgery for weight loss

Weight loss surgery
If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more and meet other criteria, bariatric surgery may help you achieve significant weight loss, which can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

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Also called weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of the stomach or changing the digestion process.

Types of bariatric surgery include:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • adjustable gastric banding
  • sleeve gastrectomy
  • duodenal switch

 

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Source: Allina Health Bariatric Centers; American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health

First published: 4/7/2007
Last reviewed: 10/29/2014

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