Updated on 9 March 2022
Am I the right candidate for bariatric surgery? Who is fit for bariatric surgery? These are the questions you may have if you are planning this treatment option for losing weight. In this article, we will answer that very question. Bariatric surgery is not for everyone because every obese person is not a candidate for this type of surgery. All obese people do not have the same mindset and same body chemistry. Bariatric surgery is the treatment option for obese people who want to get rid of extra body weight who are diagnosed to have either hormone leptin resistance or insulin resistance. First, you must take a bariatric surgeon’s opinion after getting checked completely, try all other methods of losing weight, and if you fail to lose weight by using other weight loss methods, then you must plan for bariatric surgery. The surgery will give long-lasting results only if you agree to manage lifestyle changes throughout life. You have to show commitment and compliance with the lifestyle changes like eating on time, sleeping on time, drinking water 3 litres per day, and walking 5km in 45 minutes daily to get long-lasting results after the surgery. Many people believe that it is an easy method and will make them healthy and thin without doing any effort but it is not true. But, they have to adapt to a new lifestyle, thinking, and a new way of living. There are proper guidelines given by the national institute of health that should be considered before choosing a patient for weight loss surgery.
Guidelines given for choosing the right candidate for bariatric surgery include the following:
Besides the above guidelines, the doctor will also ask you to undergo a screening process to identify if you are the right candidate for bariatric surgery or not. The doctor will perform a proper evaluation of any case before suggesting bariatric surgery.
After the proper screening, the doctor will choose the candidate for the right type of bariatric surgery. The mindset of the person plays an important role in getting the best results of the surgery. If you believe that you can eat whatever you like after bariatric surgery, then you are not the right candidate. People must understand that bariatric surgery is the last treatment option for them to lose weight after trying all other methods. If they are not committed to changing their habits and maintaining a good lifestyle then bariatric surgery is not the right option for them.
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