Weight loss surgery, also known as Bariatric Surgery is an operation that alters the structure of the digestive tract to promote weight loss. It is an option for severely obese people who have exhausted all weight loss attempts by diet and exercise habits in addition to suffering from serious health problems related to obesity.

Bariatric Surgery reduces the stomach size which restricts food intake to promote weight loss and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. General surgeons are trained in bariatric procedures and their complications as well as other gastrointestinal surgical procedures.

To ensure the long-term success of Bariatric Surgery, patients must make permanent healthy changes to healthy eating patterns and regular exercise. Last but not least, bariatric surgery has proven to be effective for sustained weight loss and safe in appropriate surgical candidates.