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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

  6. Comparing Your Weight Loss Surgery Options

    Check this at-a-glance chart to compare the four main types of weight loss surgery.

  7. What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

    There are several types of weight loss surgery, from gastric banding to stomach stapling. Learn more about the various methods.

  8. Facts About Weight Loss Surgery

    Considering weight loss surgery? Get the facts to help you make an informed decision.

  9. What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

    Weight loss surgery can dramatically change your life. Learn what to expect after bariatric surgery.

  10. What Is Gastric Banding Surgery for Weight Loss?

    Considering gastric banding surgery for weight loss? Read this first.

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