What are the standard bariatric procedures for the treatment of obesity?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Among the standard bariatric procedures are the following:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

  • Adjustable gastric banding

  • Gastric sleeve surgery

  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy

  • Horizontal gastroplasty

  • Vertical banded gastroplasty

  • Duodenal-switch procedures

  • Biliopancreatic bypass

  • Biliopancreatic diversion

Available data on the effectiveness of many of these procedures are still relatively scant. However, reports and meta-analyses from large numbers of patients on the most commonly performed procedures (gastric restriction and gastric bypass) lend veracity to the long-term effectiveness of bariatric surgery. [88, 182, 183]


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