ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?
Bariatric surgery (also called weight-loss surgery) has become a popular tool for losing weight in people who are drastically overweight. This is a radical approach to losing weight quickly and it comes with a high rate of complications. On top of this, the patient is expected to make sudden lifestyle changes and while there are successes, permanent weight loss is still not guaranteed.
The surgery involves shortening the lengths of the valves in the stomach in different ways to reduce the amount of food you eat. It contributes to weight loss in these two ways:
- By restricting the amount of food your stomach can hold.
- By preventing absorption of nutrients and calories
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this type of surgery is somebody who weighs approximately more than 300 pounds and only if their weight is having severe consequences on their immediate health. Some people may prefer open surgery, however the modern approach is to opt for laparoscopic surgery where only small incisions are made on the body.
You should not go for Bariatric surgery if you have any of the following apply to you:
- Severe Heart Failure
- Unstable Coronary Artery Disease
- End-stage Lung Disease
- Active Cancer Treatment
- Portal Hypertension
- Drug or Alcohol Abuse
- Cognitive Decline
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-  https://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/bariatric-surgery#1
-  https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/gastric-bypass-surgery/in-depth/weight-loss-surgery/art-20045334
-  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513285/#article-35323.s4
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