Questions to Ask Before Weight Loss Surgery

There are lots of weight loss methods and each one has its own benefits and risks. The weight loss surgery is not the right option for everyone. However, one can go for the gastric balloon surgery in Dubai as it is a noninvasive method of weight loss. Consulting a bariatric surgeon will help you decide whether to opt for a surgical method or choose gastric balloon surgery in Dubai. Here are a few questions you should consider before going for weight loss surgery.

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  • Do I qualify for surgical or non surgical procedure

Those who are obese and have a body mass index over 35-40 are the best candidates. While in some cases, the people who are morbidly obese and have a BMI of 30 are considered qualified.

  • What tests do I need before surgery

The individual who is going to have a weight loss surgery should be in good health. For this, they are asked to undergo psychological testing and physical evaluation.

  • What are the risks involved

Before taking a decision you will need a detailed information on different Bariatric surgeries and the risks and complications associated with them. Ask your Bariatric surgeon if there is any specific risk beyond infection.

  • Is bariatric surgery reversible

Make sure before you choose for a surgery and not every weight loss surgery is reversible. Only some procedures like the gastric balloon surgery in Dubai and laparoscopic gastric band surgery are reversible.

  • How long it takes to recover

The recovery time depends on the condition of your health and how successful was the surgery. Moreover, the gastric band surgery takes shorter recovery duration than gastric bypass surgery.

  • How long it takes to start losing weight

In some Bariatric surgeries, you lose weight within a few weeks, whereas, in some procedures, it takes up to a month.

  • What dietary changes will I need

You will need to make changes in your eating habits both before and after surgery. After the surgery, you have to remain on a liquid diet and pureed foods for a few weeks.

For more information about the different procedures or gastric balloon surgery in Dubai, you can consult an expert Bariatric surgeon.