Bariatric is a something related to bariatrics. Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the treatment and prevention of obesity. Obesity is a phenomenon that is on the rise both in the developed and the developing countries. It is present in both adults and children. It is responsible for various diseases like cardiovascular diseases, heart attack, type 2 diabetes, metabolic disorders, and many others. People with a higher body mass index (See: Body Mass Index) have higher health risks and find it very difficult to lose weight. Many people fall prey to fad diets and end up with nutritional deficiencies. Though some improvement can be witnessed with anti-obesity medications, dieting, behavioral therapy, and exercise, they only provide short term success and do not have a long term success rate. Unlike popular belief, bariatric medicine is not just restricted to surgery. It is the science of healthy weight loss with the use of balanced diet and effective exercises in healthy and safe methods along with behavior therapies. A bariatric physician is a doctor who specializes in weight loss for overweight people by providing them medical weight management strategies with nutrition, diet, exercise, medicines, and behavior therapy. People who are overweight and have diabetes can certainly benefit with a bariatric treatment.