Types of Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery for Weight Loss

Types of Surgeries available for Obesity and Morbid Obesity

Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery/Surgery for Weight Loss provides the framework wherein the patient is able to easily follow dietary restrictions required for initiating and maintaining weight loss.

Obesity surgery has two broad categories:

  • Restrictve Surgery e.g. gastric banding and
  • Combined Surgery e.g. gastric bypass.

Among several types of surgical methods used for obesity and weight loss, the following three methods are most preferred.

  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

Obesity/Weight Loss Surgery – How does it Help?

  • When the energy intake is higher than the energy output it causes problems of overweight and obesity. The surgical process for obesity and weight loss therefore is directed at decreasing the energy intake and increasing the energy output.
  • Gastrointestinal surgery for obesity, also called Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery, alters or significantly impacts the digestive process so as to achieve rapid weight loss.


Before and after