Bariatric surgery is a surgical technique used in some cases of severe obesity
. This technique is reserved for obese people whose lives are threatened by their condition when all other treatments have failed. It involves the placement of a gastric band (called gastroplasty), which reduces the size of the stomach, or a bypass system in the digestive tract to reduce the absorption of nutrients. Generally, a significant weight loss is observed in the aftermath of this kind of intervention. This is major surgery requiring a long postoperative follow-up and change in eating habits.
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