Thursday, 6 September 2018

Theme: Exploring the Foster Innovations in Obesity and Weight loss

Session 3: Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure of the digestive system to promote weight-loss in people with severe obesity. Bariatric surgeries aim at reducing the food intake and increase satiety.  Weight-loss surgery is recommended to severely obese patients (Body Mass Index [BMI] above 40), when other weight-reduction strategies, such as diet management, exercise etc, have failed. It is also suggested in severely obese patients who have medical conditions like arthritic joint diseases that restrict the physical activity. 
The size of the stomach is reduced with a gastric band or a portion of the stomach is removed (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery). Some of its benefits include reduced risk of cancer, longer life, and improvement in fertility and complications during pregnancy.

* Types of Bariatric Surgery
            Lap Band Surgery
            Gastric Bypass
            Gastric Sleeve Surgery
            Intragastric balloon
            Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion
* Bariatric Surgery Benefits
* Bariatric Surgery Side Effects
* Potential Candidates of Bariatric Surgery
* Clinical Trials

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