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Who should have the gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is a very common surgery used for purposes of weight loss. Together
with other types of weight loss surgery, the procedures are called Bariatric surgery. Usually, they
involve making some surgical changes to the stomach as well as the digestive system so as to
limit how much you are able to eat and also how much of the nutrients are absorbed so as to
facilitate weight loss.
Even though the surgery can sound very appealing especially for anyone who has been trying to
lose some weight, it is important to appreciate the fact that not just anyone can undergo the
surgery. Just like other procedures, you could deal with many health risks as well as side effects
after the surgery has been concluded.
Another point worth noting is the fact that the success of the surgery depends on ability to make
some changes in lifestyle, before going through this kind of surgery, one has to go through
rigorous evaluations and testing so as to find out whether they are suitable for the procedure or
The guidelines for surgery
Gastric stomach surgery as well as other surgeries that aim at weight loss can be categorized as
procedures that are life changing. While the surgery can allow you to reduce risks of health
problems that are weight related, there are major complications and risks that you should
consider. Some of the health problems that can be aided by the surgery include sleep apnea, heart
disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
To go through the surgery, there is a need to meet some medical guidelines. Doctors will carry
out some extensive screening processes to ensure you are an ideal candidate.
Who can qualify for surgery?
There are people who can undergo the surgery due to some specific issues that they may have.
People who have tried to lose weight through exercise and diet but failed miserably
People with a body mass index that is 40 and above
People with a BMI of 35 and above and have some weight related health issue that is
very serious. This includes severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
Teenagers who have been through puberty and with a BMI of 35 and above and with
serious health issues that are related to obesity
People with a BMI of 30 to 34 with serious weight related health issues could also be
considered for the weight loss surgery.
Evaluation of whether one is ready for the surgery
Even when the above guidelines have been qualified, some medical guidelines have to be
checked before the surgery. Most doctors will do extensive screening before they even consider
you for the exercise.
There are professionals that should carry out tests, and they include a surgeon, a psychologist, a
dietician, and a doctor. They will make their own evaluations to determine if the benefits you
will get from the surgery outweigh risks. It is better to be safe than sorry. Take all the tests and
let the doctors assure you of safety before taking the procedure.
Bypass stomach surgery may be the answer to your quest for weight loss. Intense tests and
evaluations should be carried out and this helps you determine whether a doctor is qualified or