Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is used to treat individuals who are more than 100 pounds above their ideal body weight. Surgery may help relieve or reverse many obesity-related illnesses.
Gastric bypass involves creating a small pouch in the stomach, greatly reducing the amount food you can eat. This procedure also restricts the number of calories you absorb from the food you eat.
In this video, you’ll see how this procedure involves placing an adjustable band around the stomach to restrict the amount of food the stomach can hold.
In the gastric sleeve procedure, a large portion of the stomach is removed and the remaining stomach is stapled to create a tube shape, restricting the amount of food you can eat.
As a bariatric surgery patient, you have the opportunity to take part in research studies that can help other teens. In this segment you will learn: Why you may want to participate in research studies How the information gathered will help other teens How Nationwide Children’s will support
Throughout the bariatric surgery process you will have a great deal of support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. The bariatric surgery support group at Nationwide Children’s is an important piece of this support system.
Still have some questions about bariatric surgery? You’re not alone! In this video, Dr. Marc Michalsky answers some of the questions he is most frequently asked by teens who are interested in weight loss surgery, including: Why do you make patients go through a long evaluation before they can
In this final segment, Dr. Michalsky answers more questions that are often asked by teens who are interested in weight loss surgery, including: When will I schedule my surgery date? What happens after surgery? What happens if I gain weight after surgery? How soon can I begin to play sports after