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Surgery – Candidate For Surgery , Types of Surgery

Obesity surgery patient selection

Surgeons undertaking weight loss surgery understand the importance of selecting patients who are likely to benefit most from it. The following criteria have been set:

  • BMI over 37.5 kg/m², or BMI over 32.5kg/m² and patient also has an obesity–related     disease
  • The patient has tried other weight loss treatments without permanent success
  • There is no specific metabolic or psychological reason for the obesity
  • The patient has sufficient understanding of the procedure and the changes it will    produce

Types of surgical procedures

  • Sleeve Gasterctomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Banding
  • Biliopancraetic diversion
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