Who qualifies for gastric sleeve?

What are the requirements for gastric sleeve surgery?

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Who qualifies for gastric sleeve?

Always, it is a bariatric surgeon who qualifies a patient for a gastric sleeve. However, below there are some general criteria that are taken into consideration in the gastric sleeve qualification procedure:

  • having BMI over 40 (or over 35 with serious obesity-related diseases)
  • facing the obesity problem for over 3 years
  • age between 18 and 60
  • being aware of possible risks and post-op complications
  • readiness to make life-long changes, especially regarding food choices and physical activity
  • previous attempts to lose weight (by diet and exercise) ended in failure.

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