Surgical Therapies for Morbid Obesity




Indications



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  • Body mass index (BMI) > 40.
  • BMI between 35 and 40 and presence of such comorbid conditions as severe obstructive sleep apnea, pickwickian syndrome, obesity-related cardiomyopathy, degenerative joint disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.
  • Failed dietary attempts at weight loss.




Contraindications



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Absolute




  • Active substance abuse.
  • Severe psychiatric disorders.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Untreated esophagitis.




Relative




  • BMI < 35.
  • Age younger than 18 years.
  • Age older than 60 years.
  • Desire to become pregnant within 2 years.


Jan 10, 2019 | Posted by in UROLOGY | Comments Off on Surgical Therapies for Morbid Obesity
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