Bariatric Surgery for Obesity (Class 2): BMI 35-39.9
By Fernando Garcia on May 25, 2016
Thanks to Dr. Fernando Garcia, countless people have been able to undergo safe, affordable, state-of-the-art bariatric surgery. Operating out of Tijuana in an advanced hospital with a dedicated floor for his practice, Dr. Garcia changes lives for the better thanks to modern surgical weight loss techniques.
We'd like to continue our discussion of body mass and wellness that we've been having on our blog this month. Let's look at obesity class 2 and why weight loss surgery can be helpful for people who would like to be healthy again.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) Explained
To reiterate, body mass index (BMI) refers to a ratio of a person's weight and height. This number arrived at will yield a certain range that considers height and weight and how that relates to overall body mass.
Keep in mind that it's not always the most accurate assessment for health and wellness since people with lots of muscle mass may be considered overweight. Still, for the majority of the population, the BMI is a pretty good measure of an ideal weight range.
Obesity (Class 2) – BMI 35.0-39.9
Class 2 obesity means that a patient is significantly obese. Their weight will be significantly greater than the average weight for people of the patient's height and weight. Risk for major helath problems increases at this level of obesity.
People who are obese tend to have a significant issues with the waist size, which becomes more pronounced at higher levels of obesity. For women, this usually means a waist of 35” or greater; for men this means a waist of 40” or greater.
Health Problems Associated with Obesity (Class 2)
Some of the most common health problems associated with class 2 obesity include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Arthritis later in life
- Sleep apnea
Can I Achieve a More Ideal Body Mass Without Surgery?
With class 2 obesity, it is possible to lose weight through regular exercise and a better diet, but it can be very challenging. What's more, losing weight safely and by healthy means can take time. This is of the utmost importance to consider if you face a number of serious health issues that may have immanent consequences. In such cases, you may wish to consider bariatric surgery to address your urgent health and wellness needs.
How Bariatric Surgery Can Help - Obesity (Class 2)
Bariatric surgery involves a reduction of the amount of calories a person consumes or absorbs. Thanks to gastric banding, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy procedures, a patient can cut back on caloric consumption and lose weight rapidly in the process. This helps prevent major health issues down the road.
Each surgery is tailored to the needs of the patients, so Dr. Garcia will assess your situation and determine the ideal weight loss approach for you and your needs.
Speak with Dr. Fernando Garcia
For more information about bariatric surgery and how it can help you lead a healthier lifestyle, be sure to contact our team of bariatric surgery specialists today. Dr. Fernando Garcia and his team will tailor a surgical solution to meet your need.