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Common types of weight loss (bariatric) surgery

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Common types of weight loss (bariatric) surgery

Common types of weight loss surgeries

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Graphic of gastric bypass using Roux-en-Y anastomosis.
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If you are thinking about weight-loss surgery, talk with your doctor about changes you will need to make after the surgery. You will need to:

You should also talk to your doctor about risks and side effects of weight loss surgery. Side effects may include:

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Is liposuction a treatment for obesity?

Liposuction (LY-poh-suhk-shuhn) is not a treatment for obesity. In this procedure, a surgeon removes fat from under the skin. Liposuction can be used to reshape parts of your body. But this surgery does not promise lasting weight loss.

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