If you are interested in learning more about weight loss surgery, it might be a good idea for you to watch this video. Weight loss surgery has been proven very effective when it comes to making people healthier and prolonging their lives. On average, it is thought to be able to increase life expectancies by up to seven years. However, it is important to note that in smokers, there is an increased risk of complications; this is why people are generally expected to stop smoking before surgery.
Generally, the patients who are good candidates for this surgery are between the ages of 18 and 60. Any patient over the age of 50 is going to need cardiac clearance in order to get bariatric surgery. In order to qualify for weight loss surgery, generally, a person is going to need to have a BMI of greater than 40 who have not been able to lose weight on their own or a BMI that is greater than 35 who has another comorbid condition that is approved. Generally, the person needs to be assessed to be able to safely go through anesthesia when they are doing the procedure.