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Indications and contraindications


Surgical treatment of obesity (ChLO) is for people aged between 18 and 60 years in whom:

  • BMI (current or documented in the past) has reached 35 - 40 kg/m2, with the additional coexistence of at least one of the associated diseases, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome.
  • BMI reaches over 40 kg/m2 without additional criteria. The prerequisite for qualification for surgery is failure of conservative treatment, or inability to maintain weight loss for a long time despite adequate conservative treatment.

Weight loss due to intensive dieting prior to surgery below the BMI qualifying for surgery IS NOT a contraindication to surgery!


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