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Bariatrics is the discipline of obesity treatment, especially with surgical procedures for obesity. BariatricJournal.com is a leading publication aimed for patients looking for answers regarding their questions about obesity and obesity treatments.

Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery, is the medical treatment(s) aimed at reducing obesity and obesity-related diseases.


Obesity all over the world is rising, helping spread the co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, asthma, sleep apnea, musculoskeletal issues, and certain types of cancers. The link between obesity and premature death is well-documented.  But how does one rid themselves of obesity and excess weight?

Obesity Treatments

Today there are several options for patients for the treatment of obesity, including pharmacology, diet and lifestyle changes, and medical procedures.

Most experts agree that long-term weight loss is difficult to achieve with traditional options. Most

Although most overweight patients are initially reluctant to surgical, and non-surgical procedures, considering their success rates, bariatric surgery is a good option for those not having success.

Bariatric Procedures

Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Gastric Sleeve Surgery is the leading weight-loss surgery option. It features high expected weight-loss and low surgical risks.

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Known as the ‘gold standard’ for bariatrics, gastric bypass has been the mainstay of obesity treatment. It procedures more expected weight loss than the gastric sleeve, but higher expected complications and risks.

Duodenal Switch: By far the most powerful bariatric procedure, ideal for those morbidly obese patients. Duodenal switch offers the highest expected weight-loss of all the bariatric options.

Gastric Balloon: The Gastric balloon is a newer nonsurgical procedure offering those minimally-obese patients a chance to reduce obesity without cutting.