Currently many people with obesity problems undergo stomach surgery. It is a bariatric surgery indicated for those who are very overweight and who, for various reasons, cannot improve and lose weight through a balanced diet and physical exercise. It is an excellent solution in these cases, but there are many doubts about it. The most important is who can undergo these types of operations on the stomach.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A STOMACH OPERATION?

Not all overweight people can go through surgery like this. It is mainly indicated that they are very overweight and that they can suffer serious health problems in case of not finding a solution. They must prepare properly for surgery and face a complex recovery period, in addition to having to adapt to a new way of life and diet. The process can be very tough and difficult.

Specifically, the following are good candidates for bariatric stomach surgery:

  • Those patients with severe obesity, who have a Body Mass Index of 40 or higher, regardless of whether or not they have an associated disease.
  • People who, although not morbidly obese, have some type of associated disease, such as hypertension or diabetes.
  • Patients between the ages of 18 and 65, although there may be exceptions.

In addition to all this, the patient must meet a series of requirements:

  • Have a favorable psychiatric report.
  • Proven weight loss after very low-calorie diets.
  • Sign a consent after receiving all the information regarding the surgery.
  • Be motivated to change your lifestyle.
  • Have an acceptable operative risk.
  • In the case of women, they must be willing to use contraception for two years after the intervention.
  • Accept life-long medical check-ups.

In Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery , we believe that with all this information it is clearer who can undergo a stomach operation and what must be taken into account to do it.

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