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Who is eligible for the surgery?
There are several factors that decide the eligibility criteria for a weight loss surgery –
Significant weight loss is not the only benefit from the surgery. The patient also experiences benefits via improved associated medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, PCOs, sleep apnoea and others are improved by weight-loss surgery.
Weight-loss surgery is a major life decision and you will have to do a lot of research before coming to the final decision. One thing to be understood is that the procedure is not a cure-all, and its success depends on the patient. There are a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for the surgery -
There are certain health problems (comorbidities) that might qualify a patient for a weight loss surgery. They include –
This is a very common question. A weight loss surgery is considered successful if the patient losses 50% or more of the excess body weight.
There can be a few side effects depending on the type of weight loss surgery.
Your physician will give you detailed information about the possible side effects before the surgery & how to prevent them.