If the obesity surgeon assessing the patient for weight loss surgery, whether gastric bypass surgery, lap band surgery or other bariatric procedures are still dependent on the Body Mass Index (BMI), and the most important tools in the decision of the patients’ eligibility. Current protocols, that patients often qualify for surgery if their BMI 40 or higher. The patients for weight loss surgery with a lower BMI when considered comorbidity. That is, if there is an accompanying condition of the patients, which can get rid of the surgery and subsequent weight loss, they would suffer to be considered for weight loss surgery.

During this Protocol shall apply to all weight loss surgery, new techniques on the horizon are potentially new opportunities for obese patients. For example, recent medical studies, the use of the Lap-Band in patients with BMI 30-40 without concomitant diseases. These are ongoing studies, but the results can show that some bariatric procedures should not only patients with morbid obesity or severe co-medical problems are not limited.

BMI itself is hardly a new technique for assessing the weight loss surgery patients. It was in Europe, developed more than 150 years. His popularity seems to be, partly because of its simplicity. It does’ t to measure body fat directly, instead of the basic calculation of your height in relation to their weight and gives you a range of the calculation. The use of BMI, especially in the last 30 years or so has grown and the basic standard for measuring obesity by the World Health Organization. Gastric Sleeve Surgery Categorical BMI measurements were: 18.5 to 22.9 is considered normal, 23 to 27.5 as overweight, 27.6 to 40 is considered obese, and anything above 40 as morbidly obese.

While BMI is a very useful tool for bariatric surgeons in the assessment of patients for weight loss surgery, it’s just that … tools. He is one of a series of tools to measure the patients ‘needs and an instrument to measure patients’ progress after they have undergone the procedure. In addition, the benefits of weight loss are known. Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and high blood pressure, all conditions that can be dismissed as a result of weight loss surgery. University of Florida study found that 50 years among non-smokers, the risk of death among overweight people two to three times higher than for those with normal BMI. With weight loss surgery has become increasingly popular, are bariatric surgeons will continue to use BMI as an essential part of evaluating patients for weight loss surgery.