OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Bariatric Surgery
Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery Procedure (tests & procedures)
Bariatric surgery is a procedure that alters the process of digestion and is currently the best treatment option for producing lasting weight loss in obese patients when traditional methods have not been effective.
Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Procedure (tests & procedures)
Gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure in which surgical staples are used to divide the stomach into two smaller sections, strictly limiting the amount of food a person can eat.
Gastric banding is a form of bariatric surgery. It is used to treat people with severe obesity who have trouble losing weight through diet or exercise alone.
Detailed information on obesity surgical treatment, including gastric bypass surgery, and gastric stapling surgery
Gastric bypass surgery involves bypassing a part of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients. For this reason, these surgeries are referred to as malabsorptive procedures.
Gastric stapling surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that limits the amount of food a person can eat.
< Sep. 19, 2012 > -- Weight-loss surgery can help people who are severely obese shed the extra pounds, but one type of surgery seems to work better than others at keeping off the weight.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a form of bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you have severe health problems related to obesity.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the least invasive operations available for obesity. It is also one of the more effective.
Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of weight-loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch – about the size of an egg. It does this by stapling off a section of it.