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Bariatric surgery for weight loss


Also called weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of the stomach. Some procedures also change the digestion process.

Bariatric surgeons are doctors with special training to perform procedures like these:




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Source: Allina Health Bariatric Centers; American Society for Bariatric Surgery

First published: 06/21/2007
Last updated: 06/21/2010

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics