Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

We need to pay attention to a number of criteria in patients who will undergo bariatric surgery.

One of the most important criteria is the body mass index (BMI). BMI is a value calculated by dividing body weight(kg) to the square of height in meters.

Obesity is classified in 3 subgroups; 30-35, 35-40 and over 40.

Bariatric surgery must be performed if BMI is between 35-40 in obesity-related conditions. These are:

  1. Type-2 diabetes,
  2. Hypertension,
  3. High total cholesterol, high triglyceride and low HDL cholesterol levels ,
  4. Sleep apnea syndrome,
  5. Fatty liver disease (NASH),
  6. Asthma,
  7. Gastroesophageal reflux disease,
  8. Venous stasis disease, deep venous insufficiency,
  9. Urinary incontinence,
  10. Joint deformities and joint disorders according to heavy weight.