Obesity is, in general, the condition in which the body weight goes beyond the desired level in proportion to height due to an excessive increase in the ratio of fat mass to fatlass of the body. Obesity is also defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an accumulation of excess fat in the body to the degree that it will impair health. Based on the World Health Organization’s obesity classification, Body Mass Index (BMI) is widely used to determine obesity. A person with a body mass index (body mass index) above 30 is considered obese, while a person with a value above 40 is regarded as morbid obese.
Methods Used in Obesity Surgery
- Tube stomach surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)
- Stomach reduction surgery (mini gastric bypass)
- Stomach balloon
- Stomach bypass surgery
- Diabetes surgery