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Requirements & Qualifications to be treated at the Best Mexico Bariatric Center

5 December, 2022

Before undergoing bariatric surgery, it is essential to remember that the surgeons at the Mexico Bariatric Center by Health and Wellness Bazar will evaluate your case thoroughly. With this information, they will determine if you meet the requirements and what you must do to guarantee excellent results from the surgery but also for your health in general.

Remember that for bariatric surgery, it is essential to consider the requirements and qualifications to maintain your safety and well-being. We invite you to read the following paragraphs before your bariatric surgery and consider if you are a suitable candidate.

Evaluate if there is any health condition due to obesity

Our specialists at the Mexico Bariatric Center will evaluate the patient’s case carefully. During their evaluation, they must check if the patient has diseases related to obesity. The specialists will take into account the severity of the conditions derived from obesity, as well as the metabolic and psychological functional state of the patient.

For example, if the patient has obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, depression, and other obesity-related conditions. If the patient suffers from these obesity-related diseases, he will experience significant benefits from undergoing weight loss surgery in Mexico.

Below are a series of requirements that you should keep in mind before bariatric surgery:

  • Be between 18 and 65 years of age
  • Being more than 100 pounds over the ideal weight for your age and height
  • Have a body index greater than 40
  • Have a BMI between 35 and 39.9 (if you do not have diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure)
  • You have been unable to lose weight through exercise for a sustained period of time

Keeping these points in mind and having realistic goals about the procedure’s outcome will help you see if you could be a candidate for this surgery and its positive impact on your health. Also, remember that to qualify for bariatric surgery, you should be committed to healthy lifestyle changes, including eating healthy and having a proper exercise program.

Ensuring bariatric intervention is safe

As we mentioned, evaluating the patient’s health before bariatric surgery is of the utmost importance. This surgery would be contraindicated if, within the evaluation that is carried out before surgery, the doctor finds out that the patient has the following conditions or diseases:

  • Cirrhosis
  • Portal hypertension
  • Uncontrolled psychiatric disorder
  • Uncontrolled inflammatory bowel disease
  • Active substance abuse
  • Active smoking
  • Long-term chronic steroid use
  • Inability to care for oneself
  • Active bulimia nervosa

It is important to remember that to ensure a safe and appropriate intervention; the patient must not have any of the conditions or diseases mentioned in the list above. By complying with this list, the doctor can ensure that there will not be any additional risks during the surgery and that the patient’s health will be protected.

Establish if the patient has obstructive sleep apnea

Before having a gastric sleeve in Mexico, the patient must undergo an obstructive sleep apnea examination. This study is done in a polysomnography test. This test is done because untreated obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for perioperative mortality.

According to the Mayo Clinic, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat become too relaxed and prevent normal breathing. Anyone can have obstructive sleep apnea. But the following factors contribute to this condition being more dangerous:

  • Overweight
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Diabetes

Most people with obstructive sleep apnea have a BMI greater than 35, which causes fatty deposits around the upper airways to obstruct breathing. It could be hazardous if the patient suffers from this condition during surgery. During bariatric surgery in Mexico or any other place, the patient could experience cardiovascular problems causing a sudden blood oxygen level drop. As a result, the body’s heart increases blood pressure and thus overloads the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk of heart failure.

The more severe obstructive sleep apnea, the greater the risk of coronary heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure, and stroke. So, if there is an underlying heart disease, it could have fatal results during the surgery.

Remember that for Health & Wellness Bazaar, your health and well-being is the most important thing. Therefore, during the first 30 days after surgery, there is a risk of death from this factor if the patient suffers from obstructive sleep apnea. That is why discussing this issue with your surgeon and having tests done to avoid complications is extremely important.

Assess psychological fitness

Not all patients preparing for bariatric surgery must be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist. However, the effect of specific critical psychosocial changes resulting from obesity or weight loss should be considered with a professional before surgery.

Before your surgery at the Mexico Bariatric Center, your doctor or medical team will check your psychiatric history, current psychological function, weight, diet history, eating behaviors, and level of physical activity. If necessary, this evaluation could require continuous visits and even assistance after the surgery. This professional assistance will help you keep your health in optimal condition after bariatric surgery and thus obtain the best results, getting the body you always dreamed of.

Examine the patient’s eating habits

After your surgery, the saying you are what you eat will be critical. Thus, to improve your health and obtain the best results after your bariatric procedure, you will be asked about past and present eating patterns, the timing of meals, and if any emotional reactions precede or come after eating.

Your doctor or nutritionist will ask you to keep a food diary that records you’re eating patterns before the operation. In addition, you should be screened for eating disorders such as binge eating disorder, bulimia, and night eating syndrome. These types of conditions are relevant to determine the process of surgery and the needs of the patient.

The Health & Wellness Bazaar Mexico Bariatric Center has the best specialists at your disposal who will help you change your life. If you are interested in bariatric surgery or plastic surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us for your initial consultation. And all these qualifications and evaluations we reviewed will be carried out in the best way to ensure optimal results for your health.

At Health and Wellness Bazar, we will help you fulfill your dream of losing weight, improving your quality of life, and having the body you’ve always wanted. For more information, write to us at info@hwbazaar.com or call toll-free at (858) 779-2552. We will be happy to help you in this journey to change your life.

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