Weight Loss Surgery is a reliable procedure for obese people to have a healthier lifestyle and a powerful tool when used along with the patient’s effort and diet, to lose and keep off extra weight. Overweight people obviously have questions regarding weight loss surgery and the most common question is whether weight loss surgery is right for me. There are many different kinds of weight loss surgeries available to the general public, from the gastric sleeve, lap band, mini bypass, and RNY Gastric Bypass. Most patients try to or at the very least, should learn about each of them with their surgeon’s help so that they can know which would be the best choice or right surgery for themselves.
Learning about all the requisites for Weight Loss Surgery qualifications is a very important matter to know for an obese patient’s own safety and success of the procedure. Weight Loss Surgery as with any other surgery is a major procedure and not everybody is a solid candidate for it. It is essential that patients, who are willing to have weight loss surgery, undergo a thorough evaluation to determine whether they are candidates for surgery, or not.
After weight loss surgery, patients will no longer live only for eating, but now they will live to actually LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST. The patient will realize that surgery changes their intestines and their brain and eating will be never the same but in a good way. Food will become the fuel required to help them pursue their goals but will not rule their life. In addition, patients with different morbid diseases or medical problems caused by obesity will find that with weight loss surgery, these problems many times resolve themselves and may even stop taking medications as those medical problems may disappear.
There are certain qualifications that patients need to have to qualify for weight loss surgery and to see if weight loss surgery is right for them:
- BMI (Body Mass Index). Patients who have a BMI over 30 or more than 60 pounds overweight should qualify for some weight loss surgery procedures.
- Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts like prior diets.
- Patients who suffer serious diseases related to obesity such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea or other respiratory disorders, heart disease, etc.
- Being between 18 to 70 years old
- Being committed to long-term life changes
- Being able to handle the physical stress of the procedure and a strict diet post-surgery
- Knowing that surgery is a tool, not a magic pill
- Being aware of the risks of weight loss surgery
Weight Loss Surgery is an effective procedure for overweight people to achieve a considerable amount of weight loss, improving other diseases related to obesity such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or even cancer. In addition to improvements in health and longevity, Weight Loss Surgery improves the overall quality of life, giving the patients many benefits that will impact every important aspect of their daily life. However, patients should undergo a medical evaluation and if they are considered by their surgeon as candidates, they will be required to follow a special pre-op diet plan which will be very important to follow.
For more information regarding Clinics/ Hospitals and Weight Loss Options mentioned in this article:
Weight Loss Team – Bariatric Surgery Center at the CMQ Riviera Nayarit Hospital
Telephone: Toll free 1(800) 404-9064 or + 1(818) 949-6911