Bariatric surgery includes a series of surgical weight loss procedures designed to help obese or morbidly obese patients who have failed to lose weight using other methods. Despite the fact that there are proven non-surgical, medically supervised weight loss programs, for some patients, losing weight is an almost impossible task. However, there are specific reasons for not losing weight after bariatric surgery, and understanding these reasons can help patients avoid them.
There are currently four types of bariatric surgery performed in the United States, which are adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. All of them are performed and work differently, which is why physicians evaluate the patient prior to deciding which one is more appropriate. Despite the fact that bariatric surgical procedures have been meticulously studied and are proven to beboth safe and effective, patients can not always lose the amount of weight expected after weight loss surgery, due to several.