The most important questions about bariatric surgery programs offered by your #1 team at Surgical Healing Arts, SW Florida
Bariatric surgery is a term to describe the group of surgical procedures performed to assist an individual in losing weight and keeping the weight off. Bariatric surgery has been shown through many research studies to improve, resolve and prevent illnesses related to obesity. There are multiple bariatric procedures, but the most common are sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band. All the procedures are done laparoscopically through small incisions using a camera and instruments inside the abdomen that are manipulated outside the abdomen. All bariatric surgical procedures are considered invasive as they involve surgery inside the abdomen.