What is Bariatric Surgery or Weight loss Surgery? This is the very common question which comes to our mind when we hear this term “Bariatric Surgery”. Most of the Indians might not have even heard this. Let’s try to understand what is Bariatric Surgery and how it is performed etc…
Bariatric surgery which is also known as weight loss surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are overweight or have obesity. The weight loss in these people is done by decreasing the size of the stomach with the help of a gastric band or through sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (Stomach’s small portion removal) or by doing gastric bypass surgery.
Is Bariatric or Weight loss surgery an option for you?
Bariatric Surgery or Weight loss surgery, In general, could be an option for you if:
- Weightloss efforts with proper diet and regular exercise have been unsuccessful with you.
- Your BMI (body mass index) is 40 or more than 40.
- Your BMI is 35 or more and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
- Your BMI is 35 or more, You’re a teenager who’s gone through puberty, and you have serious weight-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or severe sleep apnea.
In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of Bariatric Surgery if your BMI is in between 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.
A team of doctors will evaluate you before approving you for it!
Yes, you heard it right. A team consisting of 1-2 doctors, a dietitian, a psychologist, and 1-2 surgeons will evaluate whether bariatric surgery is the right option for you. They will consider your age, your dieting habits, your medical history, your psychological condition, your motivation etc. Once they find everything good then only they will approve. If there is anything serious, then they will deny as well.
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