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How Bariatric Surgery Works

Reviewed By: Brunilda Nazario, MD,

SOURCES: American Society for Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. "Baylor College of Medicine: "Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y." Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Surgery for obesity: what is it and is it for you?" National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Aim for a healthy weight. "National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Calculate your body mass index. "National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Gastrointestinal surgery for severe obesity. "National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Your digestive system and how it works. "The Cleveland Clinic: "Laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure. "The Cleveland Clinic: "Obesity."

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