Surgical Options for Weight Loss
The surgical options for weight loss available to you will depend on your individual circumstances. The right procedure for you will be determined through consultation with your health care professionals. At Surgical Weight Loss Solutions we offer the following options:
Are You A Candidate?
There are a number of widely accepted criteria which make a patient suitable for Bariatric or weight loss surgery:
- BMI > 35 by itself or >30 if there is already an associated obesity illness , such as diabetes or sleep apnoea
- Obesity-related health problems
- A capacity to understand the risks and commitment associated with the surgery.
- Pregnancy preferably not anticipated in the first year following surgery
There is considerable flexibility in these guidelines. Patients as young as 12 have been offered surgery. Sometimes a lower BMI between 30-35 is accepted if comorbidities exist.