Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Key Nutrition Issues


Bariatric surgery physically alters the gastrointestinal tract (GI) by gastric restriction, intestinal modifications or both to induce weight loss and potentially metabolic benefits (1-3). Bariatric surgical procedures can (1-3):
  • reduce food intake by gastric restriction only (e.g. laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), vertical banded gastroplasty (VGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG))
  • create malabsorption by bypassing varying amounts of the upper intestine (e.g. biliopancreatic diversion
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Last Updated: 2022-10-20