Obesity is a chronic and progressive disease that can affect multiple organs in the body leading to serious and potentially life-threatening conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, gall stones, and some cancers like breast, uterine and colon cancer.
For some obese individuals, no amount of dieting, exercise or lifestyle modification can help them lose weight. It’s a reality that can lead to frustration, depression, and many cases, serious health issues. Fortunately, for many in this situation, weight loss through bariatric surgery may be an option.
Are you a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Individuals with a BMI above 35kg/m2 indicate that they may be a candidate for bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery).
Bariatric procedures may also be an option for people with a BMI>30kg/m2 who suffer from life-threatening cardiopulmonary problems or diabetes.
Bariatric surgical procedures causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold. Most weight loss surgeries are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery), in which a small incision is made in the abdomen and a small camera or scope is inserted enabling the surgeon to view the internal organs on a video monitor. Other small incisions are usually made to insert the surgical instruments.
Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than conventional open surgical procedures, resulting in less post-operative pain, fewer wound complications, shorter hospital stays and the potential to return work more quickly.
Most common bariatric surgical procedures for weight loss
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