Suthipong Treeratana, MD, MBA, CHCQM
- Update in Bariatric Intervention
Medical Director, Bangkok Bariatric Center at Rattinan Clinic
Update in Bariatric Intervention
Bariatric surgery (from the Greek words “baros,” meaning “weight,” and “iatrikos,” meaning “medicine”) is the term for a surgery that is done to help patient to lose weight. Bariatric surgery is not recommended for everyone who is overweight or obese. However, it may be an option if the patients are obese and have not been able to lose weight with other methods, or if the patients have other medical conditions that are related to being obese like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritic joint diseases, and diabetes.
This presentation, however, will focus on various obesity management strategies which starts from pharmacotherapy to non -invasive bariatric surgery to a more invasive procedure like RouX -En - Y Gastric Bypass Surgery.