OBESITY SURGERY (BARIATRIC SURGERY)
BARIATRIC (OBESITY) SURGERY
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.
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.
Adjustable Gastric Band
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) Gastric Bypass
The American Heart Association considers obesity a major risk factor for heart disease. Obesity increases your risk of heart failure.