5 Things To Check Before You Undergo Bariatric Surgery In Kolkata-Digestive Surgery Clinic

by Ankita Srivastav Health Advisior & Consultant
With the increase in obese people in Kolkata, the number of people choosing to undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight is also increasing. But having surgery is not that easy. There are several things that one is required to consider and do before they can even choose the option for surgery. There are several criteria to meet and things to do before an obese person is recommended to undergo bariatric surgery.

Criteria For Obesity

The first thing to check is whether you meet the criteria to have surgery. This means that even if you want to undergo bariatric surgery, you will only be able to choose it if you are obese enough. In this case, a person is required to have a BMI of 35 or 40. Otherwise, if you have a BMI of less than 35 or 40, but have other obesity-related diseases, you will be allowed to have the surgery.

Overall Medical Condition

A major step to take before surgery is to have your overall medical condition checked. Whether you have high blood pressure or any other complication that might worsen your situation should be tested and taken into account before the surgery. Otherwise, you might have severe complications during the surgery.


As surprising as it sounds, age also needs to be considered before you have bariatric surgery. In most cases, doctors allow patient of every age to undergo this surgery. But it is certainly not recommendable for patients who are below the age of 18. Unless it is a life-threatening situation, a child should only lose weight with the help of exercise and diet. Even though it is clinically safe, a child is not mature enough to handle such conditions.

Nutritional And Weight History

If you are someone who has been suffering from obesity for a long time, then you need to give your doctor the whole history of your nutritional and weight history. Even if you have been unable to lose weight with the help of diet and exercise, your surgeon needs to know that.

Motivational Status

Even after surgery, your work is not done. You need to motivated enough to live a healthy life all your life. You need to willing enough to maintain your diet and do regular exercises after bariatric surgery. Otherwise, pretty soon, you will relapse again and the efforts of surgery will go to waste.  

So, if you are eager to undergo bariatric surgery in Kolkata, make sure you meet all these criteria and follow the necessary steps to have a successful surgery.

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