Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
When obesity affects different aspects of your health
Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure performed on people with extreme obesity, who begin to present other health problems related to it, and diet and exercise have not given satisfactory results.
Both the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass have the goal of weight reduction. It is very important to have the support of both a medical specialist and a hospital infrastructure that allows to address any eventuality that may arise from the intervention, which like any surgical procedure, has some degree of risk. However, this can be minimized if there is a trained team and adequate technology.
Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?
Candidates for this type of surgery must meet the following requirements:
Beyond the aesthetic aspect, bariatric surgery is considered a solution to reduce the health problems associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and high cholesterol. A BMI greater than 35 is the first condition that must be met by those who wish to have surgery.
Subsequently, the patient undergoes a review by a multidisciplinary team made up of nutritionists, psychologists, cardiologists and internists, who determine if he is a candidate for surgery or not. This may be contraindicated in cases of intolerance to anesthesia, heart or lung problems, or multiple abdominal surgeries.
Each situation should be thoroughly reviewed, and any doubts should be resolved with the treating physician. It is not enough to know that this surgery has been the solution for other cases of obesity, and if it is performed, it is important that the patient follows the doctor’s instructions to the letter and modify their lifestyle accordingly.
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