Bariatric surgery, more commonly known as weight loss surgery, is a minimally invasive obesity procedure using 3 to 5 tiny laparoscopic incisions over the abdominal region. By either reducing the stomach size or altering the digestion process, a specialized surgeon performs bariatric surgery with one goal in mind – to reverse or reduce obesity. As excess weight drops, fat-fueled health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, etc. are often improved or even cured long-term.
WebMD published in a 2019 study which states, “as many as 7 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes can achieve long-term disease remission after undergoing bariatric surgery.“