Who should undergo this surgery? For Indian population it is recommend that the following group of patients should undergo bariatric surgery –
- Patients with BMI > 37.5
- Patiens with BMI > 32.5 along with any one of co-morbidities (diabetes, high blood pressure, breathing problems due to obesity, cholesterol problems, joint pains etc.)
- Patients must try other weight loss attempts before undergoing surgery.
- Patients must fully understand the nature of surgery.