What are the types of bariatric surgery?

Updated: May 28, 2019
  • Author: Alan A Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Types of bariatric surgery include the following:

  • Restrictive procedures (eg, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy)
  • Restrictive procedures with some malabsorption (eg, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass)
  • Malabsorptive procedures with some restriction (eg, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch)

Bariatric surgery can be performed either via an open approach or via a laparoscopic approach. The laparoscopic approach has become the more popular one.


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