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  1. Choosing a Type of Weight Loss Surgery

    Get the facts from WebMD on the various types of weight loss surgery - from the lap-band to the duodenal switch - and which type of bariatric surgery may be right for you.

  2. Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

    How does weight loss surgery work? Could bariatric surgery work for you?

  3. Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery

    Laparoscopic gastric banding (lap band surgery) is surgery to make the stomach smaller. It is done to help people lose weight. The surgery limits the amount of food the stomach can hold. This helps you eat less and feel full sooner. Lap band surgery is done through several small cuts,called incisions,in the belly. The doctor will place small surgical tools and a camera through the ...

  4. Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    Restrictive operations make the stomach smaller. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size, which reduces the amount of food eaten and thus the calories consumed. This leads to weight loss. The most common restrictive su

  5. Biliopancreatic Diversion and Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch

    A biliopancreatic diversion changes the normal process of digestion by making the stomach smaller and allowing food to bypass part of the small intestine so that you absorb fewer calories.

  6. Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

    Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size, which reduces the amount of food you eat and thus the calories consumed.

  7. Paying for Weight Loss Surgery

    Here are answers to questions about financing weight loss surgery -- the costs involved, what is covered by insurance, and how to convince your insurance company to pay for weight loss surgery.

  8. Restrictive Surgery for Weight Loss

    Learn about weight loss surgery, including gastric banding and "stomach stapling," for weight loss.

  9. Frequently Asked Questions About Weight Loss Surgery

    Get answers to important questions about weight loss surgery.

  10. What Happens During Weight Loss Surgery

    Find out what happens during bariatric surgery, and learn more about the different types of weight loss surgery.

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