reducing the size of the stomach within obesity treatment
Obesity is defi ned by the body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30:
- indication for bariatric surgery (BMI 40)
- indication with BMI 35 (severe diabetes, severe hypertension, severe lipid metabolism disorders)
BMI decrease after sleeve gastrectomy: reduces the severity of diabetes, the dosage of drugs for hypertension and enhances the quality of life of the patient.