Bariatrics / Obesity Surgery

Bariatrics

is a medical specialty undertaken by a

Bariatric Surgeon

that offers treatment for those who are overweight. This may include a programme of diet and nutrition, exercise, behaviour modification, lifestyle changes and appropriate medications.

Obesity Surgery

(or

Weight Loss Surgery

) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by surgically reducing the size of the stomach (with a 

gastric band

) or through removal of a portion of the stomach (

sleeve gastrectomy

) or by resecting/reducing and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (

gastric bypass

surgery).

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