Candidacy for Stomach Stapling

Stomach stapling can lead to a successful weight loss and is one of the many treatments that can be considered by overweight people. Obesity is linked to several health issues, and it also decreases the life expectancy. A good candidate for stomach stapling is an obese or morbidly obese person.

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidate for stomach stapling is an obese person with a BMI over 35, who is between 18 and 60 of age. Calculate your body mass index using an online BMI calculator to determine if you are obese. If your BMI is over 25, you are overweight, but you don’t necessarily need stomach stapling.

Another way to establish if you are a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery is if you weigh 100 pounds more than your ideal weight.

Not Ideal Candidates

People that have thyroid problems, or hormonal imbalances that have lead them to being obese, are not good candidates for stomach stapling.

To determine if you are a good candidate, your doctor will assess your medical condition and let you know if stomach stapling is recommended. You also have to have a strong will to be able to successfully fulfill your weight loss goals.

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