Is Weight Loss Surgery for me?
|Obesity and its Effects on Various Systems|
Requirements for Bariatric Surgery
- Patient has been obese for a minimum of 2-5 years and has tried other non-surgical techniques for weight loss.
- BMI of 35 or more with or without co-morbidities
- Patients with BMI>30 with Type 2 diabetes mellitus who are inadequately controlled by medication and lifestyle modifications.
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Bariatric Surgery in Specific Conditions
Morbid obesity and associated metabolic syndrome are considered as risk factors for heart disease. These could be more acute and develop further blockages in the heart if the person continues to be obese even after angioplasty/cardiac bypass surgery.
Also, Read- 10 Simple Strategies to Keep Your Heart Healthy
Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery
Before or after Knee Replacement
However, if the condition of the knee is severe, one can choose to undergo knee replacement immediately before or after the bariatric surgery, provided your health and your doctor allow this.
Read and watch the story of this lady from Australia who had the same issue. Knee pain and Obesity.