Bariatric surgery

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Pronunciation:Bariatric surgery (bear-ee-AT-ric)

Also known as gastrointestinal surgery or weight-loss surgery, this is surgery on the stomach and/or intestines to help patients with extreme obesity lose weight.

Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a weight-loss method used for people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. Surgery may also be an option for people with a BMI between 35 and 40 who have health problems related to obesity like heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

How can W8MD help?

If you are considering bariatric surgery, and have not yet tried W8MD’s non-invasive, non-surgical weight loss, you may want to think again about surgery. Since non-surgical options have lesser risks compared to surgical options, and the results are comparable, it makes sense to try the non-invasive, and non-surgical options.

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Bariatric surgery - frequently asked questions

  • Is bariatric surgery painful?
  • How long do you have to take off work after gastric bypass?
  • How long does bariatric surgery process take?
  • What happens to your stomach after gastric bypass?
  • What foods Cannot be eaten after bariatric surgery?
  • How much weight do you lose after bariatric surgery?
  • Can I swallow pills after gastric sleeve?
  • Can you drink alcohol after gastric sleeve?
  • How quickly do you lose weight after gastric sleeve?
  • How Dangerous Is Bariatric Surgery?
  • What tests are done before bariatric surgery?
  • How long does it take your stomach to heal after gastric sleeve?
  • Can you ever eat normally after gastric bypass?
  • Why is there a very strict diet patients must follow after bariatric surgery?
  • Can you eat popcorn after gastric sleeve?
  • Can I drink from a straw after gastric sleeve?
  • Do you lose weight with dumping syndrome?
  • How big is your stomach after gastric bypass?

Glossary of terms - bariatric surgery

surgery – noun a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted; the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
obesity – noun more than average fatness
diabetes – noun any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
weight – noun an artifact that is heavy; sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms; the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity; the relative importance granted to something; an oppressive feeling of heavy force; (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance; a unit used to measure weight; a system of units used to express the weight of something; verb present with a bias; weight down with a load
medication – noun the act of treating with medicines or remedies; (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
insurance – noun promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company; written contract or certificate of insurance; protection against future loss
loss – noun the act of losing; the disadvantage that results from losing something; the experience of losing a loved one; the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; something that is lost; gradual decline in amount or activity; euphemistic expressions for death; military personnel lost by death or capture
patient – adj. enduring without protest or complaint; enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; noun a person who requires medical care; the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
option – noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited; the act of choosing or selecting

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