Candidate For Obesity Surgery

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

The most widely used method to define obesity is Body-Mass-Index (BMI), a ratio of weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2)

  1. Body Mass Index (BMI)
    Weight (Kg)
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    Height (meter)2
  2. Indian patient have more risk of heart disease, diabetes and early death due to obesity, World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested lower BMI for obesity surgery for Asian population. Obese: Body Mass Index (BMI) of 26 or greater. (BMI=kg/m2) Morbidly Obese: Body Mass Index (BMI) of 37.5 or greater (Roughly equivalent to 35 kg. over your ideal body weight).

    Expert guideline For Surgery Are:

  3. 35 kg. or more above ideal body weight or a BMI of 37.5 or greater.
  4. BMI of 32.5 or greater with one or more obesity related health conditions.
  5. Have failed attempt at other weight loss treatments.
  6. Be psychologically stable so as to have life time commitment to follow-up care.

Most appropriate obesity procedure for you

  1. Your doctor will tell you about most appropriate procedure for you, considering your age, weight at time of surgery and associated medical co-morbidities lile, joint pain, diabetes, high blood pressure & high cholesterol.