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    believe this gives them better visualization and access to key anatomical structures The camera and surgical instruments are inserted through small incisions made in the abdominal wall This approach is considered less invasive because it replaces the need for one long incision to open the abdomen A recent study shows that patients having had laparoscopic weight loss surgery experience less pain after surgery resulting in easier breathing and lung function

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    322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 lbs BMI Ideal Weight lbs Assessment Answering this question may give you the courage you need to take the first step Below are tools you can use to determine if you are morbidly obese and potentially a candidate for weight loss surgery There are several medically accepted criteria for defining morbid obesity You are likely morbidly obese if you are More than 100 lbs over your ideal body weight or Have a Body Mass Index BMI of over 40 or Have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects such as high blood pressure or diabetes related to being severely overweight Unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time even through medically supervised dieting Select your gender and then move the red slider handles or select your height and weight to calcluate your BMI The results of the BMI calculations are displayed below Note that these are approximate values and are intended to be used only as a rough guide Ideal Body Weight Chart Male Female Height Ideal Weight Height Ideal Weight 4 6 63 77 lbs 4 6 63 77 lbs 4 7 68 84 lbs 4 7 68 83 lbs 4 8 74 90 lbs 4 8 72 88 lbs 4 9 79 97 lbs 4 9 77 94 lbs

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    heart and kidney damage Osteoarthritis of weight bearing joints The additional weight placed on joints particularly knees and hips results in rapid wear and tear along with pain caused by inflammation Similarly bones and muscles of the back are constantly strained resulting in disk problems pain and decreased mobility Sleep apnea Respiratory problems Fat deposits in the tongue and neck can cause intermittent obstruction of the air passage Because the obstruction is increased when sleeping on your back you may find yourself waking frequently to reposition yourself The resulting loss of sleep often results in daytime drowsiness and headaches Gastroesophageal reflux Heartburn Acid belongs in the stomach and seldom causes any problem when it stays there When acid escapes into the esophagus through a weak or overloaded valve at the top of the stomach the result is called gastroesophageal reflux and heartburn and acid indigestion are common symptoms Approximately 10 15 of patients with even mild sporadic symptoms of heartburn will develop a condition called Barrett s esophagus which is a pre malignant change in the lining membrane of the esophagus a cause of esophageal cancer Depression Seriously overweight persons face constant challenges to their emotions repeated failure with dieting

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    the decision to have weight loss surgery only after careful consideration and consultation with an experienced bariatric surgeon or a knowledgeable family physician A qualified surgeon should answer your questions clearly and explain the exact details of the procedure the extent of the recovery period and the reality of the follow up care that will be required They may as part of routine evaluation for weight loss surgery require that you consult with a dietician nutritionist and a psychiatrist therapist This is to help establish a clear understanding of the post operative changes in behavior that are essential for long term success It is important to remember that there are no ironclad guarantees in any kind of medicine or surgery There can be unexpected outcomes in even the simplest procedures What can be said however is that weight loss surgery will only succeed when the patient makes a lifelong commitment Some of the challenges facing a person after weight loss surgery can be unexpected Lifestyle changes can strain relationships within families and between married couples To help patients achieve their goals and deal with the changes surgery and weight loss can bring most bariatric surgeons offer follow up care that

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    procedure and that the dietary guidelines will be different for each surgeon and each type of procedure What is most important is that you adhere strictly to your surgeon s recommended guidelines The following are some of the generally accepted dietary guidelines a weight loss surgery patient may encounter When you start eating solid food it is essential that you chew thoroughly You will not be able to eat steaks

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    vary according to your physical condition the nature of the activity and the type of weight loss surgery you had Many patients return to full pre surgery levels of activity within six weeks of their procedure Patients who have had

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    is strongly advised that women of childbearing age use the most effective forms of birth control during the first 16 to 24 months after weight loss surgery The added demands pregnancy places on your body and the potential for fetal

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    the long term effects on nutrition and body systems Nutritional deficiencies that occur over the course of many years will need to be studied Over time you will need periodic checks for anemia low red blood cell count and Vitamin

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