What is Bariatric Surgery? - Definition, Types, Requirements & Risks


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What body system is affected by bariatric surgery?

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1. Which of the following is NOT part of the criteria that needs to be met for a patient to be a candidate for bariatric surgery?

2. Which bariatric surgery is the most easily reservable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

People who have bariatric surgery are trying to lose weight, and the worksheet/quiz pairing will assess your knowledge of this procedure. The questions are designed to quiz you on the criteria for bariatric surgery, possible side effects, and the different types of bariatric surgery.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on these concepts in the quiz:

  • Required criteria to be a bariatric surgery candidate
  • Easily reversed bariatric surgery
  • Surgery that does not allow for bile/pancreatic juices to mix normally
  • Possible risks of bariatric surgery
  • The body system affected by bariatric surgery

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz combination will aid your development of these important skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about bariatric surgery from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of bariatric surgery to see how it leads to rapid, drastic weight loss
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding vitamin and mineral deficiency after bariatric surgery

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson entitled What is Bariatric Surgery? - Definition, Types, Requirements, and Risks to learn more. The lesson meets the following key objectives:

  • Differentiate between a normal stomach volume versus the stomach volume after bariatric surgery
  • Define BMI and know the BMI measurement indicating severe obesity
  • Identify the four main types of bariatric surgery and describe the procedures
  • Understand the multiple risks associated with bariatric surgery