Bariatric Surgery: Ask Mayo Clinic Health System

2-27-23 Set to private, moved to Mayo Youtube. (Tim)

Deciding to have bariatric surgery is a major decision and it is good to have as much information as possible to make an informed choice that is right for you.

Join bariatric surgeon Kathriena Greenwell, M.D., from Mayo Clinic Health System as she discusses the different types of bariatric surgeries available to help people achieve their weight loss goals.

You will learn about the two most common bariatric surgeries, the Roux-en-Y bypass and the sleeve gastrectomy, and what you can expect after the procedure.

Dr. Greenwell also discusses temporary and permanent diet changes to expect after surgery and what weight loss expectations and timelines are realistic for each type of procedure.

If you are considering bariatric surgery or simply interested in learning more about the topic, Dr. Greenwell will give you an understanding of bariatric surgery and the benefits it can bring.

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery:

• Normalized blood pressure and cholesterol
• Disappearance of type 2 diabetes
• Lowered risk of heart disease
• Improved breathing
• Relief from sleep apnea
• Disappearance of gastroesophageal reflux disease
• Relief from low back pain, and degenerative disk or joint disease
• Reduction in cancer risk

Kathriena Greenwell, M.D., is a general and bariatric surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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