Bariatric surgical procedures cause causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Adjustable Gastric Band
- Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) Gastric Bypass
Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
- BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
- BMI ≥35 and at least two obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
- Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.
- You Can Get Rid Of These Diseases by Treating Obesity:
- Irregular Menstrual Cycle
- Brain Bleed And Paralysis
- Difficult Birth
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Urinary Incontinence
- Insulin Resistance
- Heart Failure
- High Lipids And Cholesterol
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Breast, Colon And Prostate Cancer
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Gallbladder Stones
- Breathing Disorders
- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
- Social Incapability
- Sleep Apnea
- Sleeping Disorders
The American Heart Association considers obesity a major risk factor for heart disease. Obesity increases your risk of heart failure.
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