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Why Bariatric Surgery ?




Bariatric surgery Overview


Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries — known collectively as bariatric surgery — involve making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. Bariatric surgery is done when diet and exercise haven't worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight. Some procedures limit how much you can eat. Other procedures work by reducing the body's ability to absorb nutrients. Some procedures do both.


While bariatric surgery can offer many benefits, all forms of weight-loss surgery are major procedures that can pose serious risks and side effects. Also, you must make permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.


Types

1.Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS)

2.Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)

3. Sleeve gastrectomy


The health benefits of Bariatric Surgery is it done to help you reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including but not limited to:


· Heart disease and stroke

· High blood pressure

· Sleep apnea

· Type 2 diabetes


Bariatric surgery is typically done only after you've tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits, but they were not effective.



Who can benefit from Bariatric Surgery?

If you suffer from extreme obesity or if your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher. You may be a candidate.


If Your BMI is 35 to 39.9 and you have a serious weight-related health problem. Health issues such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.

To qualify for Bariatric surgery, you must need to meet certain medical guidelines to qualify for weight-loss surgery. You have to go through an extensive screening process, and you must also be willing to make permanent lifestyle. Some Physician may require you to participate in long-term follow-up programs. Which may include monitoring your nutrition, lifestyle changes and behavior, and changes in your medical conditions.


FYI: Bariatric surgery is expensive, so check with your health insurance plan or your regional (Medicare or Medicaid ) to find out if you qualify.



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