Is bariatric surgery A Good Idea?
Good news — study after study shows that bariatric surgery can lead to significant weight-loss! There are also likely health benefits. You may have much better management of type 2 diabetes, along with improvements in other obesity-related conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Why you should not have bariatric surgery?
Fact: For most people, the risk for bariatric surgery is low, comparable to having your gall bladder removed. In fact, it may be riskier to not have the surgery. “If you stay morbidly obese,” Torquati says, “you are much more likely to die from heart disease, diabetes, stroke and even some types of cancer.”
What are the downsides of bariatric surgery?
Bariatric Surgery Risks, Complications and Side Effects
- Acid reflux.
- Anesthesia-related risks.
- Chronic nausea and vomiting.
- Dilation of esophagus.
- Inability to eat certain foods.
- Obstruction of stomach.
- Weight gain or failure to lose weight.
What is the success rate for bariatric surgery?
Currently, bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity and its associated medical problems, with 65% to 85% of patients reaching their weight loss goals.
How do I convince my doctor I need bariatric surgery?
Ask your primary-care doctor or gynecologist for a referral to a weight loss surgeon. They’ll likely have patients who have undergone weight loss surgery, seen their success, and can help guide your choice of surgeon.
Is bariatric surgery painful?
You may feel pain at your incision site or from the position your body was in during surgery. Some patients also experience neck and shoulder pain after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Your comfort is very important to us.
Do you regret bariatric surgery?
Although many women reported negative thoughts and health issues after weight loss surgery, none of them said they regret undergoing the procedure. “They say they would have done the same today and that they had no choice considering their life before surgery.
What can you never eat again after gastric bypass?
Foods to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery
- Red meat that’s tough or dry.
- Greasy, high fat foods.
- Heavily seasoned or spicy foods.
- Sugar alcohols, such as erythritol, glycerol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.
- Foods reheated in the microwave.
What BMI is too high for bariatric surgery?
Learn your body mass index
A BMI range of 18-24.9 is considered optimal. Morbid obesity is defined as a BMI score of 40 or more. You typically qualify for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39, with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure.
What is Candy Cane syndrome?
Candy cane syndrome is a rare complication reported in bariatric patients following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. It occurs when there is an excessive length of roux limb proximal to gastrojejunostomy, creating the possibility for food particles to lodge and remain in the blind redundant limb.
Does gastric bypass shorten life span?
The 30-day mortality rate following bariatric surgery has been reported to range from 0.08 to 0.22%,19 but the risk for some subgroups of patients may be much higher20–22. In a case series of 1,067 patients having open gastric bypass, those older than 55 years of age had a 3-fold increase in perioperative mortality22.