Obesity has become a major concern in Australia. A research by Australian of Health and Welfare (AIHW) suggests that hospital admissions for weight loss surgery doubled during the decade. Read the blog to find out whether you are eligible for a Bariatric Surgery.

Eligibility for Bariatric Surgery

As already discussed, bariatric surgery is not for everyone. A person may be eligible for a bariatric surgery if they

  • A BMI of 40 or more or a BMI of 35 or more along with a serious disease such as Type 2 diabetes, high BP, sleep apnea, high cholesterol or coronary artery disease.
  • Failure to lose weight through methods such as dieting or exercising.
  • A clear understanding of  the risks & benefits of bariatric surgery, the surgical procedure, post-operative diets, and the requirement for follow-up visits. In addition, you may need to undergo a number of heart and lung tests and psychological evaluation.
  • You must be medically and psychologically fit to withstand the surgery.
  • You must be ready to follow the lifestyle changes, such as altering your diet and exercises regularly

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Bariatric Surgery Options

Besides the above mentioned criteria, one must seek the advice of their doctor to find out whether they are eligible for a weight loss surgery. Your surgeon will examine you and suggest a surgery option that best needs your health condition. Some of the common bariatric surgery options available are as follows:

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Gastric Sleeve

Also known as the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery creates neuro-endocrine reflexes resulting in weight loss. Approximately 85% of the stomach is removed during this surgical procedure. The new capacity of the stomach after the surgery is 60 to 150 cc.

SIPS (Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Preserving Surgery)

SIPS bariatric surgery is an effective procedure that combines vertical sleeve and an intestinal shortening procedure. As a result of shortening the intestinal length along with resection of the fundus, food reaches distal intestine within a short span of time. The cells in the region are stimulated to release incretins which help in altering hunger and satiety.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

In Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a small part of the stomach is used to create a new pouch, which is the size of an egg. This pouch is attached directly with the middle of the small intestine, to bypass the rest of the stomach.

Last Few Words

Those were some of the common types of bariatric surgery options available. If you are looking for a bariatric surgery clinic in Australia, look no further than Perth Surgical & Bariatrics. Depending on your health condition, our team of experienced surgeons and dieticians will decide which procedure you need to undergo. To find out if you qualify for Gastric Sleeve Surgery, book an appointment or call 0893709686.