There are many types of weight loss surgeries, wich are collectively know as Bariatric Surgery. The Bariatric Surgery is performed on people who have obesity and want to lose weight and this is achieved with several procedures as:
Reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band
Through removal of a portion of the stomach
Resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch.
The specific procedure depends on your individual situation and this will be determine by the doctor after the interview with him. Most types of bariatric surgery are performed laparoscopically. A laparoscope is a small tubular instrument with a camera attached. The laparoscope is inserted through small incisions in the abdomen. The tiny camera at the tip of the laparoscope allows the surgeon to see and operate inside the abdomen without making large traditional incisions, this make your recovery faster and shorter.
After the surgery you should also be willing to make permanent changes to lead a healthy lifestyle.