What is Bariatric surgery



What is Bariatric surgery


What is Bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes in your digestive system. Some types of bariatric surgery make your stomach smaller, allowing you to eat and drink less at a time and you soon feel full. Other bariatric surgeries also alter your small intestine – the part of your body that absorbs calories and nutrients from foods and beverages.
Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes in your digestive system. Some types of bariatric surgery make your stomach smaller, allowing you to eat and drink less at a time and you soon feel full. Other bariatric surgeries also alter your small intestine – the part of your body that absorbs calories and nutrients from foods and beverages.
Bariatric surgery can be an option if you have severe obesity and are not able to lose weight or avoid regaining any weight that you have lost by using other methods such as lifestyle treatments or medications. Bariatric surgery may also be an option if you have severe health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea, related to obesity. Bariatric surgery can improve many medical conditions associated with obesity, particularly type 2 diabetes.

Symptoms of Bariatric Surgery

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of Greater Than 40
  • BMI of > 35 Accompanied By one or More Co-Morbidities- That Include Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovarian Disease Etc…

The solution of Bariatric Surgery

Your bariatric surgeon will advise you a thorough pre-operative check-up and anesthesia fitness after which the choice of procedure will be decided.
It is a safe procedure and should be done at high volume tertiary centers by a dedicated bariatric team.
Patients need hospitalization for 2-3 days and can resume work in a week’s time.
It does not have any long term side effects and patients need protein and vitamin supplementation only for a few months after the procedure.




Dr Arun Bhardwaj


Dr.Arun Bhardwaj is a highly skilled Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon based in Delhi/NCR. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures (basic and advance), Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.