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Bariatrics

Bariatrics Department: Fellowship, Training & Treatment Facilitation

Obesity is a universal problem. If someone is obese it means that person has too much body fat. An obese person should worry since obesity can reduce his or her life expectancy and lead to other health problems. Obesity increase the chances of getting various diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, asthma, and osteoarthritis etc.

 

Obesity can also be caused by endocrine disorders, genetic disorders, psychiatric illness or medications.

 

Bariatric surgery can be done by using an implanted medical device to reduce the stomach size. The surgeons may also remove a part of the stomach, or reroute the small intestines to a small pouch in the stomach. This is called gastric bypass Bariatric surgery.

 

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