Who Can Consider The Weight Loss Surgery?

Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is really very difficult to treat. Some people may consider weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery to restrict the food intake or interrupt the digestive process. But, people should clearly understand the pros and cons associated with the surgery prior making a decision.

Undergoing weight loss surgery because of obesity is a major decision that will change your life forever. Obesity can cause several health diseases and sicknesses that deprive you from a full life. Sometimes the usual regime like exercise routines, changing dietary habits and gaining nutritional education may not help you lose weight. Dieting and exercise may not always a viable and preferable treatment for obesity. But every one can’t undergo weight loss surgery.

You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following criteria:

·         Weight loss surgery is considered by people who are obese. People who have BMI higher than 40 are considered as obese people.

·         Also, overweight people who experience severe health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and blood pressure because of obesity can consider weight loss surgery. In this case, people who have BMI less than 40 may also consider the surgery.

·         If you are unable to get a healthy body weight for a specific period of time, even through medically supervised dieting, you can consider weight loss surgery.

BMI Level


Health Risk

Under 18.5



18.5 - 24.9

Normal Weight


25 - 29.9



30 - 34.9



35 - 39.9

Severely Obese

Very High

40 and Over

Morbidly Obese

Extremely High


Weight loss surgery in appropriate candidates leads to reduction of disease in more than 50% of subjects. People who do not get any improvement in their disease can improve their glucose levels. Most people think that weight loss surgery as kind of a failure, but the truth is it has less to do with the patient’s attempt and more to do with the hormones and genetics.

Undergoing the surgery doesn’t impose any risks on your body, but diabetics have increased risks, such as bleeding, infection, and in rare cases, death. Diabetics may have weaker heart and disease affects the recovery process. Also, patients must be emotionally and mentally ready for surgery and the lasting change in their eating habits. So, the decision to undergo the treatment can only be ended after a careful evaluation.

Weight loss surgery in Orange County can offer you best services to meet with your needs. You can contact our bariatric surgeons for your case evluation.

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12. February 2013 09:25 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

About Bariatric Care Center

The Bariatric Care Center is dedicated to the holistic approach to morbid obesity. We believe that surgery is only a small fraction of the whole process of losing weight and a powerful tool when used appropriately. In order to achieve that, our team includes a specialized panel in Psychiatry, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

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