MORBID OBESITY CORRECTION

Morbid obesity is a chronic disease and can interfere with even the most basic physical functions, such as breathing or walking. Someone is considered morbidly obese if he or she is 100 pounds over their ideal body weight and has a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or more.

Successful bariatric surgery patients have reduced hunger and appetite. Physical activities become easier and more enjoyable. The hormonal changes that helped leads to obesity are reversed, and weight maintenance becomes more manageable

Procedure

Surgical treatment of obesity is also known as bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery. Surgery is currently the most effective treatment for morbid obesity resulting in durable and sustainable weight loss and accompanying health improvements.

Bariatric surgery procedures are performed to treat comorbid conditions associated with morbid obesity, also referred to as “clinically severe obesity.” Two types of surgical procedures are employed. Malabsorption procedures divert food from the stomach to a lower part of the digestive tract where the normal mixing of digestive fluids and absorptions of nutrients occur. Restrictive procedures restrict the size of the stomach and decrease intake. Some surgical techniques combine both types of procedures.

Extreme (morbid) obesity is a condition of persistent and uncontrollable weight gain that is a potential threat to life. It is characterized by a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 35kg/m² (or a BMI of 35 or higher).

Recovery

Post-Operative diet is divided in to the following phases:

  • 1st week – Clear liquid diet
  • 2nd week – Full liquid diet
  • 3rd week – Pureed diet
  • 4th week – Soft foods, regular diet

After 3-months, one can progress to eating regular foods & proteins become a major part of the diet after surgery. Taking three small meals and three healthy snacks a day. Meals will focus on lean sources of protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, along with vitamin and mineral supplements for life, to compensate for the nutrients that are no longer able to absorb through the bypassed parts of the stomach and intestine.