Being overweight and obese are a big problem for many people today. When exercise and diet are not enough to achieve weight loss, it may be necessary to consider other options such as bariatric surgery, an intervention that aims to reduce the size of the stomach. However, if this is your case, you may have serious doubts about whether it is a suitable solution for you. Therefore, as specialists in laparoscopic weight loss surgery in Baroda, Gujarat, India, below, we give all the keys so that you can know if this type of operation is the right treatment for you.
IN WHICH CASES IS STOMACH REDUCTION SUITABLE?
It is a surgery that is aimed at people who suffer from morbid obesity, between 18 and 60 years old. The risk of not operating in these cases is higher than that of the operation itself. The specialist doctor is in charge of assessing what factors have triggered this obesity, why the patient is not able to reduce their weight with exercise and diet, and also studies what their Body Mass Index (BMI) is.
A candidate for a stomach reduction is one who has a BMI of 40 or higher. This type of solution may also need people who have a BMI of 35 or more, and who suffer from a serious pathology at the same time, such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, or heart disease, among many others.
Another important issue that you should know is that there are different types of bariatric surgery, and that depending on each case and the patient’s needs, one or the other will be better. This is the case of gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, for example, which we usually practice in Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery.
Currently, interventions are performed laparoscopically, so that large wounds in the patient’s abdominal wall are avoided, in addition to avoiding the appearance of hernias in the future, and recovery is faster and less painful.