Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is recommended to severely obese patients whose Body Mass Index [BMI] is above 40, when other weight-reduction strategies, such as diet management, exercise etc., has failed.  It is also suggested in severely obese patients who have medical conditions like arthritic joint diseases that prohibits the physical activity. The basic principle of bariatric surgery is to limit food intake and reduce the absorption of food in the abdomen and intestines. The assimilation process begins in the mouth where food is broken into smaller particles and mixed with saliva and other enzyme-containing secretions. The food then reaches the abdomen where it is mixed with digestive juices and broken down so that nutrients and calories can be absorbed. Ingestion then becomes faster as food moves into the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) where it is mixed with bile and pancreatic juice. Bariatric surgery is designed to alter or interrupt this assimilation process so that food is not broken down and absorbed in the usual way. A decrease in the amount of nutrients and calories absorbed enables patients to lose weight and decrease their risk of obesity-related health risks or disorders.

  • Types of bariatric surgery
  • Diets to be followed after Bariatric surgery
  • Bariatric surgery side effects
  • Development of gallstones

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