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Bariatric Surgery is a type of weight loss surgery which works by altering anatomy of gastrointestinal tract and the gastrointestinal physiology, There are certain criteria for surgery; Surgery is done laparoscopically with small cuts on abdomen, advantage being less post-op pain, early mobility and early discharge; Patient has to follow certain dietary habits after surgery; Weight loss is gradual, patient losses over 80% excess weight over 6-8 months; Diabetes and Hypertension resolve in most cases after Bariatric surgery independent of weight loss that’s why it is also called Metabolic Surgery; Literature support its safety; In last it should be remembered that Bariatric Surgery is not a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, its help in reducing weight but you have to maintain it.

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