Morbid Obesity Surgery

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When looking for a fast and effective solution to being overweight, perhaps you can consider morbid obesity surgery as an option to explore. True, this surgery isn’t for everyone but its general effectiveness should encourage people who have long battled with weight problems to take a pause and consider if it is already time to pursue the surgical solution to their problems.

The preconditions for someone to qualify for morbid obesity surgery are as follows:

· The Body Mass Index (BMI) of the prospective patient, BMI being the ratio of weight to a person’s height, should be more than 40. In medical parlance, this is the objective measure of morbid obesity and is generally used to eliminate all subjectivity in determine the main qualification for morbid obesity surgery.

· In some cases, patients with BMI less between 35 and 40 can still hope to be approved for weight loss surgery procedures. This happens when the patient manifests comorbidities which are illnesses that are aggravated or heightened when weight is a problem for the patient. Common examples are diabetes and coronary heart disease.

· Patients with lower BMI are also rarely approved for morbid obesity surgery should they exhibit comorbidities coupled with a proven genetic anomaly that predisposes them to obesity and subsequent proof that previous efforts to lose weight via natural means have remained ineffective.

Once the patient has been determined to qualify for morbid obesity surgery, the next step proceeds to the evaluation of the right methods to perform the surgery. There are too many potential options to list in this article and each of these options has each own pros and cons.

One interesting method that has gained popularity in recent years is laparoscopic adjustable band surgery. This type of morbid obesity surgery requires inserting an adjustable band to constrict the stomach and limit the amount of food that a patient can eat at any time. It is advantageous in the sense that the procedure is reversible and performing it is non-invasive enough that the patient can be discharged from the hospital within a couple of days.

Of course, conditions that are more severe might require a more extreme measure such as Route-en-Y where the esophageal tract is severed from the stomach and connected straight to the lower intestine. This limits the amount of food intake to a few bites every couple of hours plus limits the absorbtion of nutrients, but it works wonders in terms of weight loss and reversing the effects of morbid obesity.

So if you are looking for a permanent cure to weight problems, consider morbid obesity surgery to treat the problem. As long as you meet the qualifications and are willing to work closely with your doctor to define the best means to do the procedure, you can be certain that morbid obesity surgery can get you started on a new road to health. However, be sure and research the surgery before you make the decision so that you totally understand all the pros and cons along with the risks that come with any major or minor surgery.