What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a medical procedure aimed at facilitating weight loss. This surgical method minimizes the stomach's size, decelerating the digestion process and food absorption, resulting in reduced food intake and enhanced satiety.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

To determine if bariatric surgery is the right course of action, consider the following criteria:

  1. Body Mass Index (BMI):
    • A BMI of 40 kilograms per square meter or above.
    • A BMI of 35 kilograms per square meter or more, accompanied by complications related to obesity.
  2. History of Chronic Obesity: A prolonged period of excessive body weight that poses potential health risks.
  3. Previous Weight Loss Efforts: Unsuccessful weight reduction attempts through non-surgical methods.
  4. Medical Clearance:
    • Absence of endocrinology-associated disorders.
    • No diagnosed mental disorders, as verified by a specialist.
  5. Commitment to the Procedure: A demonstrated willingness and ability to adhere to the treatment process and post-surgery recommendations.