Understanding Surgical Weight Loss Procedures

Weight loss procedures fall into two categories—restrictive or malabsorptive. Restrictive procedures reduce the number of calories that you can take in by limiting the size of the stomach pouch. These include the gastric band and gastric sleeve. Malabsorptive procedures block the absorption of calories through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream, by rerouting or bypassing part of the intestinal track. Some procedures, like the gastric bypass, combine both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques.

Bariatric surgery options include:

At the UC Health Weight Loss Center, we see weight loss surgery as a team approach to helping you lose weight in the healthiest way possible. You are an important part of our team, and understanding your options is vital to ensuring that you are successful in your weight loss journey.

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