What is Bariatric surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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Bariatric surgery is a term used to describe a number of different procedures performed for the purpose of promoting weight loss in people with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater who have failed adequate diet and exercise programs and who have serious obesity-related conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Obesity 46 19
Doctor recommendation 7 4
Obstructive sleep apnea 5 4
Diabetes type 2 1 1
General health 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 11
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bariatric surgery

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Chronic diarrhea 1
Constant vomiting 1
Decreased appetite 1
Diarrhea 1
Esophageal varices 1

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Duration

Currently having Bariatric surgery

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Bariatric surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 50
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 10
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Bariatric surgery

Apr 30, 1998 (Started Apr 30, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obesity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I think this surgery saved my life both physically and emotionally. I lost 150 pounds over the course of 3 year. I gained back 50 pounds since starting all these other medications and due to my lack of mobility. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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