Is weight loss surgery suitable for everyone?

Surgery is not a suitable treatment option for some people, as the risks associated with complex surgical procedures may be too high for certain groups of people. In addition, specialists may recommend alternative treatments for certain groups of people; commonly, exclusions include:

  • Patients with serious health conditions, such as heart disease, lung conditions, cancer and cirrhosis of the liver
  • Patients with conditions that compromise the immune system
  • Patients with conditions that may result in excessive bleeding (such as haemophilia)
  • Patients aged under 16
  • Patients aged over 70
  • Patients with drug or alcohol dependency
  • Patients with a history of psychiatric illness
  • Patients that have Crohn’s disease or an infection in the colon
  • Pregnant women

The decision to have surgery is huge and patients must weigh up their options carefully before they decide to go ahead with the procedure.

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