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Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is surgery to help people lose weight and improve health problems related to weight. It may also be called metabolic surgery. This type of surgery is used for people who have obesity and who have not been able to lose weight or improve weight-related health problems with diet, exercise, and medicines.

There are different types of bariatric surgery. They make the stomach area smaller. Some types of surgery also change the connection between the stomach and intestines.

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