Contraindications to Weight Loss Surgery
- Inflammatory disease or condition of the gastrointestinal tract, such as ulcers, severe esophagitis, or Crohns disease.
- Severe heart or lung disease that makes you a poor candidate for any surgery.
- Esophageal or gastric varices (a dilated vein). It might also be something such as congenital or acquired intestinal telangiectasia (dilation of a small blood vessel) and/or portal hypertension.
- Congenital or acquired abnormality of esophagus, stomach or intestine. For instance, esophageal caustic injury .
- Chronic pancreatitis.
- Addiction to alcohol or drugs.
- Under 12 years of age.
- Infection anywhere in the body or one that could contaminate the surgical area.
- Long-term steroid treatment.
- Refusal the dietary rules that come with this procedure.
- Allergic response to materials in the device.
- Intoleration of pain from an implanted device.
- History of autoimmune connective tissue disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus or scleroderma.
- History of poor adherence with medical regimens or pattern of missed appointments.
- Uncontrolled / untreated psychiatric disorder and/or history of suicide attempt/s.