It is a type of metabolic surgery which is a very reliable way of losing weight in case of obesity. The weight loss is usually achieved by bypassing the stomach, reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted device like a band or by removal of a small portion of the stomach. All these procedures are done by the laparascopic method.
Bariatric surgery is indicated in the case of-
- obese women who are having difficulty in conceiving
- obese persons who want sustained weight loss or
- non-obese persons with metabolic diseases like diabetes