Special Information for Patients

Bariatric surgery is a generic medical term which involves several types of surgical techniques to reduce the food intake capacity and modify the intestinal path to avoid fat absorption during the digestive process of a given patient.

Under that context, there are two basic approaches that can be followed to achieve optimum results.

Restrictive Approach

The main focus of this method is to decrease food intake by reducing the stomach size. The following techniques are included into this category:

Combined Approach of Restriction and Malabsorption

It focuses on reducing the stomach size and modifying the intestinal path, so the food is partially digested, avoiding the absorption of fat and calories. The following techniques are included into this category.

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