Exclusions for weight loss surgery
There are people who for a variety of reasons are not suitable for obesity surgery. When deciding upon suitability your health comes first and your surgeon will consider the risks posed by excessive weight gain against the surgery. If the surgery is likely to endanger your health or the long term health risks outweigh the benefits then you will not be considered.
There are a list of ‘contra-indications’ to surgery which may mean that you are not suitable for surgery. If any of the following items apply to you it does not mean that you are disqualified from surgery: just that you are in a higher risk category than someone else.
These are as follows:
- Drug and/or alcohol addiction.
- Age under 16 or over 75.
- History of heart disease or severe lung problems. These can put you at increased risk during anaesthesia.
- Chronic pancreatitis (or have a history of this).
- Cirrhosis of the liver.
- Autoimmune disease such as systemic lupus erthyematosus.
- Blood disorder which increases your risk of heavy bleeding.
- History of severe psychiatric illness.
However, there are four items in this list which if they apply to you mean that you are not suitable for obesity surgery. They are:
- Receiving cancer treatment (e.g. chemotherapy).
- Suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (these are inflammatory bowel diseases).
Have a pre-existing condition which causes bleeding in the stomach or oesophagus (windpipe).
Weight Loss Surgery Guide
- Types of weight loss surgery
- Benefits of weight loss surgery
- Risks of Weight loss surgery
- Suitability for weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery criteria guidelines
- Exclusion Criteria for weight loss surgery
- Finding a obesity surgeon
- Weight loss surgery abroad
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Gastric band surgery
- Biliopancreatic Diversion
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Balloon
- Gastric Stimulation
- Revision weight loss Surgery
- Obesity surgery and children
- Obesity surgery and teenagers
- Obesity surgery and older people
- Obesity Surgery and pregnancy
- Costs of weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery on the NHS
- Paying for weight loss surgery privately
- Cosmetic Surgery After obesity surgery
- Anti obesity medication
- Duodenal Switch