What is bariatrics or bariatric surgery?

Bariatrics – also called bariatric surgery or obesity surgery – is the branch of medicine that deals with the research and development of obesity or overweight. The term was coined from the Greek “baros” (weight) and the suffix “iatros” (doctor).

Source: The Oxford dictionary 

Goal of a bariatric surgery?

Drastic and lasting weight loss 

Types of bariatric surgery

There are 2 types of bariatric surgery: 

1/ SURGERY IN WHICH THE STOMACH IS REDUCED

For instance a sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy). The reduced stomach can hold less food, so you will feel saturated more quickly.

2/ SURGERY IN WHICH THE STOMACH IS REDUCED AND THE AMOUNT OF FOOD TAKEN IN THE SMALL INTESTINE IS LIMITED

Such as gastric bypass and Scopinaro procedure (biliopancreatic derivation with duodenal switch). The absorption of the essential nutrients in the small intestine happens as normal.

Follow-up care?

For all of these forms of bariatric surgery there is a real chance of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, that is why specific food supplements are essential for the rest of your life. Since deficiencies are not only dependent on the type of surgery, but may differ individually as well, we offer a complete multivitamin with 200% RI, which prevents or replenishes most deficiencies. In case of particular individual needs, supplementation of separate products may offer a solution.

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