20 August 2008

1. People who classified as obese.
Stable obesity for more than five years, BMI of 35 kg/m2 or above, and have serious illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, raised cholesterol level, sleep apnea, or joint disease, etc.

2. Obesity is causing problems for you.
The problems you perceive may be physical (back pain, reflux, fatigue, lack of mobility, hypertension etc), psychological (depression) or social (low self-esteem, social isolation etc) or a combination of all or several of them. You may also be concerned about the effect your obesity could have on your future health and life expectancy.

3. Losing weight by conventional treatment failed.
Diet failure or weight loss drug therapy for more than one year. Patients have tried numerous diets and weight-loss programmes over many years, but have still failed to achieve and maintain any significant weight reduction. It is important that you have tried all these options, because it tells us that you are genuinely committed to achieving your weight loss objectives. Unless you have that level of commitment and purpose, you will not be successful with the gastric band.

4. Aged between 18 and 65 years.

5.
People who fit for anesthesia and well prepared to undergo intensive follow–up and monitoring after weight loss surgery.

6. Absence of glandular diseases such as hypothyroidism.

7. No history of alcohol abuse or drugs.

8. Do not have untreated depression or another major emotional disorder.

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