Bariatric surgery is a tool to help patients who are overweight lose their weight and live healthier, more active lives. People may qualify for bariatric surgery if they have a body mass index of over 40, or a body mass index of over 35 in addition to diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea or hyperlipidemia. There a variety of procedures available, and the risks are lower than risks for some other surgeries. People are often surprised to learn that bariatric surgery can be a cure for some obesity-related conditions, including diabetes.
This information is useful for adults and older adults