The prevalence of obesity has surged in the last decade. With an estimated 13% of the world’s adult population suffering from the condition, it has reached an epidemic proportion. People are beginning to recognise that the implications of being overweight go beyond cosmetics as obesity has become a health risk. Consequently, many individuals are now seeking weight loss surgery abroad.
Of all these methods, bariatric surgery also known as weight loss surgery remains the most effective. Bariatric surgery is a collective term used to describe several surgical weight loss procedures that modify the digestive system i.e. the stomach and intestines, to treat obesity and other related diseases.