WHO IS THIS FOR
Adults who are obese with a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30 and especially having a weight-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes
Those who are unlikely to lose weight or keep it off over the long term using other methods
Those who are well informed about the surgery and treatment effects and aware of the risks and benefits of surgery
Adults who are aware of how life may change after the surgery (For example, patients need to adjust to side effects, such as the need to chew food well, the loss of ability to eat large meals and limits in food choices)
Those who are ready to lose weight and improve their lifestyle, commit to lifelong healthy eating and physical activity, medical follow-ups, and take extra vitamins and minerals
Post op recovery period is around 5 to 10 days. 4-6 days post op care at the hospital will be sufficient for a speedy and comfortable recovery.
Procedures may last around half an hour, or 3-5 hours depending on the technique used.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
Related to the surgical procedure itself include:
Adverse reactions to anesthesia
Lung or breathing problems
Leaks in your gastrointestinal system
Longer term risks and complications of weight-loss surgery depending on the type of surgery can include, but are not limited to, the following:
Dumping syndrome, causing diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)