Obesity is generally speaking recognised as when someone is around 100 pounds over his or her ideal body weight. An Obese person can also be expressed as a someone with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 to 40 or More.
Procedures for the patient are recommended by a bariatric surgeon at your first consultation. He will ten consider all the factors in accordance to your health, your weigh, and your attitude. There are some other health factors which may also be taken in to account known as co-morbid factors. These include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and sleep apnoea. In general terms the more weight the person has to lose, the more radical the operation.
During the last ten years or so many techniques for weight loss surgery have been developed or perfected. The two most commonly known of these are gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery. There has recently been two new additions to this list which are known as the gastric sleeve (sleeved gastrectomy). and the gastric balloon