UCLA Health – Dr. Erik Dutson, surgical director of the Center for Obesity and METabolic Health (COMET), provides an overview of bariatric surgery at UCLA Health. See how this minimally invasive surgery changes lives.
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, helps you lose weight by removing or rerouting a portion of your stomach. The surgery limits the amount of food you can eat or the amount of calories your body can absorb. Research has shown that bariatric surgery can help you lose up to 85% of excess weight.
These types of procedures have also been shown to:
- Control high blood pressure
- Improve sexual dysfunction
- Increase fertility
- Increase life expectancy
- Provide pain relief
- Treat conditions such as type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea