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Surgery for Morbid Obesity
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Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?

Weight loss surgery is typically restricted to patients suffering from morbid obesity - meaning individuals with a body mass index above 40 - about 100 pounds of overweight for men and 80 pounds for women.

Severe Obesity with Co-Morbid Conditions

Patients with a body mass index between 35 and 40 (who are not classified as suffering from morbid obesity) may also be candidates for surgery if they suffer from high risk co-morbid conditions such as life threatening cardiopulmonary problems (e.g. severe sleep apnea, Pickwickian syndrome, obesity related cardiomyopathy, or severe diabetes mellitus). Increased abdominal fat or "central obesity" is an important risk factor associated with the major complications of obesity. Other possible indications for patients with body mass index between 35 and 40 include obesity-induced physical problems that are interfering with lifestyle (eg. musculoskeletal or neurologic or body size problems precluding or severely interfering with employment, family function and ambulation).

Morbid Obesity - Pre-Surgery Hospitalisation

Some candidates for surgical treatment of morbid obesity may have such impaired health that they must be hospitalized pre-operatively and undergo treatment to improve their operative risk.

Weight Loss Surgery - Evaluation of Potential Candidates

Despite the failure of medical therapy by drugs, diet, behaviour modification and exercise to achieve documented long term weight loss in the morbidly obese, it is accepted practice to require that the potential candidate for surgical treatment have made good faith attempts to achieve weight loss by dietary means. Although the segment of the morbidly obese population able to lose significant weight by non-surgical means is miniscule, candidates for surgery must be given the opportunity to try, a proposition which justifies insistence on at least one attempt at dietary weight loss prior to acceptance into a bariatric surgery program.

Weight Loss Surgery for the Morbid Obesity Patient:
Need for Consultation

Decisions on what therapy to recommend to patients with clinically severe obesity should depend on their wishes for outcomes, on the need for therapy, and on the physicians explanation of options for therapy and the current information on probable safety, efficacy, advantages and risks. The need for close nutritional monitoring during rapid weight loss and the need for lifelong medical surveillance after surgical therapy should be made clear to the prospective patient and their relatives.

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Dietary Calories In Main Food Groups

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Information About Energy Needs and Calorie Deficit to Lose Weight

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