Bariatric surgery produces weight loss
primarily by limiting how much the stomach can hold.
type of surgery also delays emptying of the stomach (gastric
Surgical procedures are often combined with bypass
procedures to limit calorie and nutrient absorption and may lead
to altered food choices. Two ways surgery promotes weight loss
- By decreasing food intake.
Gastric banding and gastric bypass are operations that limit the
amount of food the stomach can hold by closing off or removing
parts of the stomach.
By causing food to be poorly digested
and absorbed. In gastric bypass procedures, the
surgeon makes a direct connection from the stomach to a lower
segment of the small intestine, bypassing the upper section of
the small intestine.