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Weight Loss Surgery

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The umbrella term which includes a variety of bariatric surgery types for the main purpose of significant weight loss. There are several different types of surgical approaches, most commonly the Vertical Gastric Sleeve (“VSG” or “The Sleeve”), Roux-en-Y (“RNY” or “Bypass” generally). Also includes surgical techniques such as Laparoscopic Banding (“Lap Band”). See also WLS.