Medical Strategies for Weight Loss: Medication and Surgery


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Maryanne has heard of a technique known as laparoscopic gastric banding that utilizes small incisions and thin instruments to perform a minimally invasive surgery. She wants to lose a significant amount of weight and believes the potential side effects are not as severe as traditional gastric bypass surgery. What is she forgetting?

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1. Which of the following medical procedures attaches the intestines to the stomach?

2. What type of cosmetic procedure temporarily gets rid of excess fat without impacting the underlying cause of weight gain?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz questions assess your knowledge of medications and different types of weight loss surgeries. You'll need to know the names of various surgeries and procedures and what they involve, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you really know about the following:

  • Surgery that utilizes small incisions and thin instruments
  • Surgery that attaches intestines to the stomach
  • Cosmetic procedure that gets rid of excess fat from the body
  • What OTC medications are
  • Organization that monitors prescription drugs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related weight loss surgery and medication lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as OTC medications and prescription medications
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various types of weight loss surgeries

Additional Learning

To expand your knowledge of weight loss methods, read through the brief lesson called Medical Strategies for Weight Loss: Medication and Surgery. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify who would benefit from weight loss surgeries and medications
  • Learn about the potential dangers of OTC medications
  • Understand what liver failure is