Not everyone who has weight problems is eligible for bariatric surgery. Obesity surgery, which is an important operation, can be applied to people who have certain criteria. If the criteria listed below are suitable for you, you may also be a suitable candidate for weight loss surgery. You can’t decide that.
Your doctor may decide after examining and examining the necessary tests. The value obtained as a result of dividing body weight by the square of height is called the body mass index.
If a person’s body mass index is 18 and below, he is considered weak, 8.5 – 24.9 is normal, 25 -29.9 is overweight, 30-39.9 is obese, 40 and over is considered morbidly obese.
In this direction, if a person’s body mass index has risen above 25, he should definitely receive the message that he needs to tidy up his life, health, and way of eating. The main thing here is to be able to maintain the ideal weight.
Meets these criteria and wish to spend for bariatric surgery patients who typically a dietitian to determine whether the patient is a suitable candidate for surgery, psychology, by a team of medical and surgical physicians are evaluated.
Each surgical procedure also has its own drawbacks. Obesity surgery may not be performed again in cases that seem inconvenient for patients who have previously undergone bariatric surgery.
Who is Eligible for Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight loss surgery is not suitable for everyone; people with the weight that needs to be given, those who have not tried to lose weight with standard diet or exercise activities before, are not suitable for Weight Loss surgery.
In general, Weight Loss Surgery, is suitable for people with a body mass index of 40 and more. People who are trying to lose weight by dieting or doing sports exercises and who have failed in this, those who have hormonal imbalances; may be suitable for Weight Loss surgery. Here are those criteria:
- Persons aged 18 to 56 years
- People with a body mass index over 40
- People with obesity-related heart, diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol problems
- Person; People who have been obese for 5 years and have not been able to get results from other alternatives such as diet and sports
- People who do not have drug and alcohol addiction are the type of patients who can be treated with Weight Loss surgery.
It should also be known that as the field of bariatric surgery develops, absolute contraindications may become no different from standard patients. Age is an example of this.
Currently, many medical centers take into account the functional age of the patient, and not just chronological age, while previously bariatric surgery was contraindicated for patients older than 60 years and younger than 18 years.
Body mass index over 35 and those over 40, as well as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, or other breathing problems, alcohol-related fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, such as heart disease and those with one or more coexisting disease is a candidate for weight loss surgery.
Surgery is necessary in cases such as disruption of hormone metabolism due to weight gain, the onset of life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and blood pressure due to overweight, insufficient weight loss despite diet and sport, and the measurement of body mass index 30 and above.
In addition to the physiological health of people, the weight problem also causes their psychological health to deteriorate. For this reason, people who have weight problems and are struggling with obesity can have this surgery after getting the necessary doctor’s checks.
What would disqualify you from weight loss surgery?
Those who have a psychiatric illness that is not under serious treatment, those who have substance or alcohol addiction,
Patients who cannot make the necessary lifestyle changes regarding diet after surgery, and those who have a disease that will prevent them from receiving anesthesia cannot have weight loss surgery. These options will disqualify you.
For this, it is necessary to conduct detailed tests before the operation. Whether you are eligible for surgery will be decided according to the results of these tests.
Mathematically, obesity linked to increased risk of mortality, surgery is acceptable if you undergo the risks of surgery; otherwise, the risks of surgery, the risks of obesity are more surgery is that they cannot be considered.
Dr. Hasan Erdem was born in 1976 in Hatay. Hasan Erdem; and had medical education between 1996-2002 at the Istanbul Medical School of Istanbul University. In 2008, Dr. Hasan Erdem completed his specialization in General Surgery at Bezmialem Vakıf Gureba Teaching Hospital in Istanbul.