Many people consider having bariatric surgery, especially in cases where their weight is causing serious health problems. However, it is a major surgery that changes the digestive system and is not for everyone.
There are many options for surgery depending on your medical issues and desired weight loss. Mayo Clinic offers multiple surgical options:
These operations typically require a short hospital stay and have criteria for approval. They are also not a quick fix. Weight loss happens over time, and you must make major changes to your diet, physical activity and other habits. Because weight loss surgery limits the amount of nutrients your body absorbs, you will also need to take certain vitamin and mineral supplements for the rest of your life.
How Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Weight Management Program can help
Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Weight Management Program team can help you explore surgical options and other weight loss strategies. You can learn more about Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Weight Management Program by calling 507-284-1600.