Bariatric surgery initiates and encourages weight-loss by restricting the amount of food that is absorbed into the body. The term 'bariatric' refers to the field of obesity and weight loss. Bariatric surgery is not considered a quick fix, and patients who undergo this process are required to make a lifelong commitment to healthy eating habits and regular physical activity.
Bariatric surgery addresses severe obesity that is difficult to treat through diet and exercise. Generally, bariatric surgery is reserved for people who suffer from obesity related health problems, or those who have difficulty losing weight through traditional methods and are at high risk for complications. Bariatric surgical procedure restricts food intake, and is used in conjunction with a healthy and nutritious diet plan and regular physical exercise and activity.