Know About Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery, is a well-known method to reduce weight for those people who are going through different problems or diseases due to their excessive weight. The weight loss comprises an assortment of procedures performed on the candidates who are suffering from obesity. The weight loss goal is obtained by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or by eliminating a portion of the stomach or by snipping out and re-directing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en Y gastric bypass) is performed as a laparoscopic or keyhole procedure in which several small incision is done utilizing a camera laparoscope to see inside. As compared to open or mini-lap surgery, it provides superior results and recovery.

Gastric Sleeve

Under this kind of procedure for weight loss surgery, most of the stomach part is removed and only a narrow section of the upper part of the stomach is left. It is known as a gastric sleeve. With help of this surgery, the size of our stomach is reduced to only 15% of its usual size.

Adjustable Gastric Band

This surgical procedure for weight loss surgery is also performed using a laparoscope. The surgeon inserts a small band around your stomach, which has a small balloon inside it that precisely controls how tight or lose it should be. This band limits the amount the food that can go into your stomach.

Duodenal Switch

Under this kind of weight loss, most of the stomach portion is eliminated and the only gastric sleeve is utilized to bypass most of your small intestine. Hence, it restricts how much an individual can eat.


  • Dr. Kapil Aggarwal