Who's the potential Candidate for Bariatric Surgery:
Candidates having BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight. BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease, are the candidates for bariatric surgery.
Effects Associated with Bariatric Surgery?
Some bariatric surgery risks include:
- Acid reflux
- Anesthesia-related risks
- Chronic nausea and vomiting
- Dilation of esophagus
- Inability to eat certain foods
- Obstruction of stomach
- Weight gain or failure to lose weight