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How to decide candidate for surgery to lose weight?

How to decide candidate for surgery to lose weight?
in Internal Medicine

Apr 19, 2022

Eligible for Bariatric surgery you must be between 16 age to 70 years of age few exceptions and morbidly obese weighing at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight and having a BMI of 40.

There are four common types of weight-loss surgery are:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy.
  • Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion.

Here are few  of the things a patient must  consider when deciding which surgery is right for them. In general gastric bypass patients will lose around 70 percent of their excess weight sleeve gastrectomy patients will lose around 60 percent  and gastric banding patients will lose around 50 percent. Weight-loss surgery has been shown to be very effective at producing significant and sustained weight-loss. There are several different weight loss operations that are currently available that can lead to this expected  result.It is my opinion that each  of the most common weight-loss operations done today  gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy are effective when.No matter what procedure a patient decide  the key to weight-loss surgery is getting the patient to use their weight-loss operation to implement lifestyle change. Six Months Post Surgery must lost a lot of weight. If you’ve had gastric bypass surgery, you will have lost about 30% to 40%  percent of excess body weight. With gastric banding surgery, you  can lose 1 to 2 pounds a week so by six months must  have lost 25 to 50 pounds. Because of the rapid weight loss conditions affected by obesity like as  diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, sleep apnea, and heartburn  often get better quickly. Gastric bypass also has good long-term results

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