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How do you know if you qualify for bariatric surgery?

How do you know if you qualify for bariatric surgery?

To be eligible for weight-loss surgery, you must meet the following requirements: Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI between 35 and 40 and an obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.

How heavy is a bariatric patient?

The term bariatric is used to describe morbidly obese patients (BMI > 40) and these patients may range in weight from 18 – 70 stone in weight.

When is a bariatric bed needed?

For patients with the ability to self-reposition, those with BMI up to 45 kg/m2 could be placed on a 91-cm-wide bed, up to 55 kg/m2 could be placed on a 102-cm-wide bed, and those with BMI greater than 55 kg/m2 should be placed on a bariatric bed.

Who should consider bariatric surgery?

Someone who is overweight and not having luck with diet and exercise might be a candidate for bariatric surgery. For clinically severe obesity, your healthcare provider may recommend surgery. Many people, including some healthcare professionals, wrongly believe that obese people merely need to stop eating so much to lose weight.

What do you need to do before bariatric surgery?

Your Diet Before Bariatric Surgery Begin protein supplements (protein powder or shakes) Decrease all fats (fatty meats, fried foods, whole milk products, and others) Decrease sugary foods and drinks (sweets and soda) Decrease high-carbohydrate foods (white bread and white pasta) Stop smoking Avoid alcohol Avoid binge eating

Is bariatric surgery worth it?

For some patients, having a bariatric procedure, like gastric bypass, is worth it. For a committed patient, weight loss surgery is an effective tool for losing weight. It has also shown to be effective at reducing the impact of many obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease.

What you should know about bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a term used to describe a group of weight loss operations. Some of the more common procedures include gastric bypass, gastric bands and gastric sleeves. Although bariatric surgery is considered successful—most patients lose around 50% of their excess weight—hair loss after the procedure is a common concern.