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MyNewSelf Bariatrics

Weight Loss Procedures

Some weight loss surgery services or procedures modify the stomach and/or intestines to decrease the amount of food that you can eat, while others change the normal absorption of the food you eat.

Weight loss surgery services can be divided into three types:
  1. Restrictive procedures like laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy
    1. Decrease the amount of food intake at one time
    2. Promote a feeling of fullness
  2. Malabsorptive procedures
    1. Reduce absorption of calories
    2. Reduce protein
    3. Reduce nutrients
  3. Minimally-invasive procedure
    1. Intragastric balloon services