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Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a disorder that can lead to other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obstructive sleep apnea. Because obesity can affect many organs, it may be difficult to treat. When other medical methods of weight loss have failed, weight-loss surgery can be an effective way to lose weight. For weight-loss surgery, one must meet the following criteria: A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher (20 to 25 is considered normal). BMI is a calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by height in meters squared. When considering weight-loss surgery, it is important to understand that success in maintaining weight loss is dependent on your commitment to making major diet and lifestyle changes. Surgery is a powerful tool meant to assist in weight loss. participation at home and through the bariatric program is important in achieving weight loss goals, and in maintaining weight loss so one can be successful many years after surgery. The two most widely used types of bariatric surgery are: gastric band, where a band is used to reduce the size of the stomach so a smaller amount of food is required to make you feel full. Gastric bypass, where your digestive system is re-routed past most of your stomach so you digest less food and it takes much less food to make you feel full. Weight loss surgery can achieve often impressive results in the amount of weight lost. As with all types of surgery, weight loss surgery carries the risk of complications, some of which are serious and potentially fatal, such as:Internal bleeding, a blood clot inside the leg (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot or other blockage inside the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
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Last date updated on September, 2014