Are You a Good Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Patients report that bariatric surgery benefits them. Polls show that over 90% are very pleased with the results, even five years later. But “everyone who has a bariatric procedure” is not necessarily the same as “everyone who wants it”. Bariatric … Continue reading →

The Different Types of Bariatric Surgey

Bariatric specialists have developed a dozen bariatric procedures, some more commonly used than others. Despite the differences, they nearly all work by one of two principles: restriction of space or reduced nutrient absorption. A given procedure may encompass both ideas. … Continue reading →

What Is a Bariatric Procedure?

What has come to be called “bariatrics” is a branch of medical science that studies and treats obesity. By extension, “a bariatric procedure” is typically surgery, often a gastric bypass or gastric band placement. There are dozens of variations on … Continue reading →

What is Bariatric Dumping Syndrome?

Bariatric Dumping Syndrome (BDS) is an occasional side-effect of certain bariatric surgeries. It’s more common with a gastric bypass procedure, but it can occur after other forms, too. It’s the name for the condition when the stomach contents empty too … Continue reading →