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Obesity or overweight is a condition of excessive fat accumulation that causes an increase in the size and amount of fat cells in the body and presents serious risks to your health. Obesity is a common disease in most countries across the world which it is increasing rapidly.

Obesity or overweight can cause many serious complications such as heart disease, high blood cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancers, and sleep disorders.

Obesity or overweight can cause many serious complications such as heart disease, high blood cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancers, and sleep disorders.

There are different ways of treatment including lifestyle changes such as heart-healthy eating and increased physical activity and weight-loss medicines. In some cases, surgery is a treatment option and considered the best for that person considering his physical condition. But before choosing the treatment type, it is very important to know that treatment depends on the cause and severity of your condition and whether you have complications.

There are different ways of treatment including lifestyle changes such as heart-healthy eating and increased physical activity and weight-loss medicines. In some cases, surgery is a treatment option and considered the best for that person considering his physical condition. But before choosing the treatment type, it is very important to know that treatment depends on the cause and severity of your condition and whether you have complications.

There are different ways of treatment including lifestyle changes such as heart-healthy eating and increased physical activity and weight-loss medicines. In some cases, surgery is a treatment option and considered the best for that person considering his physical condition. But before choosing the treatment type, it is very important to know that treatment depends on the cause and severity of your condition and whether you have complications.

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric and metabolic surgery, is an operation that involves changing your digestive system in order to lose weight. The size of the stomach will be decreased through these procedures and accordingly, it decreases the hunger and increases fullness, so you take less food.

In fact, it helps you lower the risk of medical problems related to obesity such as heart disease and stroke, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. These procedures change the metabolism and improve the ability of the body to achieve a healthy weight.

Bariatric or weight loss surgery is a routine and popular surgery in Iran. According to the statics, more than 7000 people have weight loss surgery annually in Iran.

Yes, Bariatric or weight loss surgery is a routine and popular surgery in Iran. According to the statics, more than 7000 people have weight loss surgery annually in Iran.

Yes, Bariatric or weight loss surgery is a routine and popular surgery in Iran. According to the statics, more than 7000 people have weight loss surgery annually in Iran.

There are different types of weight loss surgery using advanced techniques such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery. These advanced methods have many advantages including less pain, fewer complications, faster recovery, and shorter stay at the hospital. The following methods are the most advanced and common for bariatric surgery.  It is very important to know that each type of bariatric surgery has pros and cons. You should talk to your surgeon before choosing the method.

    • Gastric Bypass(Roux-en-Y)
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB)
    • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS)

Before you go through any weight loss surgery, you should make sure you are qualified for that. You will receive instruction on preparation for the specific type of bariatric surgery. You need to give some lab tests and exams before the surgery. Your surgeon gives you some food and drink diet and the medications you can take. You should stop smoking and start some physical activities.

Before you go through any weight loss surgery, you should make sure you are qualified for that. You will receive instruction on preparation for the specific type of bariatric surgery. You need to give some lab tests and exams before the surgery. Your surgeon gives you some food and drink diet and the medications you can take. You should stop smoking and start some physical activities.

You should have the following characteristics to be qualified for weight loss surgery of bariatric surgery:

    • BMI (body mass index) score should be 40 or more.
    • BMI is 35 or more and you have other medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure that may be improved by losing weight.
    • You should be fit enough to have a general anaesthetic and surgery.
    • You are serious to lose weight and committed maintaining your weight loss through lifestyle and gastric bypass diet changes.
    • You have failed to lose weight in other ways such as eating healthily, exercising and taking relevant medicines.

Like any major surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) has some potential health risks including:

    • Excessive bleeding
    • Infection
    • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
    • Blood clots
    • Lung or breathing problems
    • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system
    • Death (rare)

Like any major surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) has some potential health risks including:

    • Excessive bleeding
    • Infection
    • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
    • Blood clots
    • Lung or breathing problems
    • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system
    • Death (rare)

Like any major surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) has some potential health risks including:

    • Excessive bleeding
    • Infection
    • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
    • Blood clots
    • Lung or breathing problems
    • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system
    • Death (rare)

Like any major surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) has some potential health risks including:

    • Excessive bleeding
    • Infection
    • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
    • Blood clots
    • Lung or breathing problems
    • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system
    • Death (rare)

There are some rare long-term risks and complications of bariatric surgery which vary depending on the type of surgery. You should discuss with your surgeon about the risks and complications before going through the procedure.

    • Bowel obstruction
    • Dumping syndrome, which leads to diarrhea, flushing, lightheadedness, nausea, or vomiting
    • Gallstones
    • Hernias
    • hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
    • Malnutrition
    • Ulcers
    • Vomiting
    • Acid reflux
    • The need for a second, or revision, surgery, or procedure
    • Death (rare)

Your surgeon will instruct you on a specific diet for a few weeks, as you are not allowed to eat for a couple of days after bariatric surgery. So, your stomach and digestive system can rest and heal. There are many restrictions and limits on what you can eat and the portion of meals. The diet begins with liquids and after a few days, you can have pureed and very soft foods and eventually allow to eat regular foods.

You need to have post-checkups for a few months after weight loss surgery. You may need laboratory testing, blood work, and various exams.

Your surgeon will instruct you on a specific diet for a few weeks, as you are not allowed to eat for a couple of days after bariatric surgery. So, your stomach and digestive system can rest and heal. There are many restrictions and limits on what you can eat and the portion of meals. The diet begins with liquids and after a few days, you can have pureed and very soft foods and eventually allow to eat regular foods.

You need to have post-checkups for a few months after weight loss surgery. You may need laboratory testing, blood work, and various exams.

Your surgeon will instruct you on a specific diet for a few weeks, as you are not allowed to eat for a couple of days after bariatric surgery. So, your stomach and digestive system can rest and heal. There are many restrictions and limits on what you can eat and the portion of meals. The diet begins with liquids and after a few days, you can have pureed and very soft foods and eventually allow to eat regular foods.

You need to have post-checkups for a few months after weight loss surgery. You may need laboratory testing, blood work, and various exams.

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