Guidelines To Determine Eligibility
If you think you meet the criteria for surgery as seen below, feel free to contact us directly and schedule an appointment for a preliminary investigation. We operate in accordance with the National Board of Health and International Recommendations.
BMI> 40 with no comorbidities
BMI> 35 with comorbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain, etc. (In some cases, the limit may be reduced to 30, for example, in patients with severe diabetes or high blood pressure).
Good understanding of interventions and necessary lifestyle changes
Several previous in vain weight loss attempts
Weight loss before surgery is not a general requirement but is assessed individually. BMI must be understood as being the maximum BMI you have had, and not necessarily the BMI you have today, if you have lost weight.
If you meet the criteria for surgery and would like to book yourself in for surgery, you will enter into the pre-operative evaluation phase, where you will go through a number of preparatory steps to ensure the best possible outcome. Below you can see the steps leading up to surgery.
Consultation with surgeon and initial examination
Surgeon approves patient is ok for operation
Abdominal X-ray, abdominal US
Heart and lung evaluation
Blood tests and endocrine evaluation
Dietician (up to 3 meetings)
Bariatric committee to review and approve surgery
Scheduling surgery date
How To Prepare Yourself For Surgery
Before the surgery you will get help losing weight and you need to start practicing some new eating techniques. As soon as the surgery has been confirmed please adhere to the guidelines laid out by the doctor and dietician. Usually they will include the following:
- Physical activity – go for a brisk 30 min walk every day
- Lose a predefined weight
- Start consuming vitamins and minerals depending on your blood test results
- If you suffer from any comorbidities – eg. diabetes and hypertension – these will have to be medically optimized
- No smoking
- No alcohol
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