Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery Overview

At Sweetwater Hospital Association, we offer tailored care for our patients in need of Bariatric Surgery. Our Bariatric Surgeons understand and have knowledge of the individualized processes needed for each surgical patient.  The Sweetwater Hospital Association Bariatric Surgery offices offer an initial evaluation through preparation, procedure, and post-operative management.

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a term used to describe weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. These surgeries work to treat obesity by altering the structure of your digestive tract. These changes help limit the amount of food you can comfortably eat. They can also influence hunger hormones and appetite.

Bariatric surgery can be a good option for people with obesity who’ve struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise, including people who repeatedly regain the weight they do lose. Bariatric surgery can also a good option for people experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such a type 2 diabetes.  But this approach isn’t right for everyone, and there are risks to consider in the short and long term.

In this article, you’ll learn more about the different types of bariatric surgeries, who qualifies for them, and how much they cost. You’ll also learn about how you prepare for the procedure and what the recovery process is like.

There are different types of bariatric surgery.  Depending on what your surgeon recommends that will be best for you. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)Trusted Source, the most common types of bariatric surgery include:

  • gastric bypass
  • sleeve gastrectomy
  • gastric band surgery
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