Bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or throug...
Bariatric surgery - Wikipedia
A swallowed pill appears to deliver weight loss without gastric surgery
A gastric balloon that's swallowed like a pill and then sits in the stomach filled with fluid helped patients lose more than a third of their excess weight over a four-month period, researchers have r...
Bariatric surgery
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Jejunoileal bypass
Jejunoileal bypass was a surgical weight loss procedure performed for the relief of morbid obesity from the 1950s through the 1970s in which all but 30 cm (12") to 45 cm (18") of the small b...
Vertical banded gastroplasty surgery
Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), also known as stomach stapling, is a restrictive operation for weight control. Both a band and staples are used to create a small stomach pouch. In the bottom of t...
Vertical banded gastroplasty surgery - Wikipedia
Gastric banding
A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, A band, or LAGB, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity, intended to slow co...
Gastric banding - Wikipedia
Sleeve gastrectomy
Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvat...
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery refers to a surgical procedure in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower "remnant" pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to con...
Gastric bypass surgery - Wikipedia