Who qualifies for the STARR treatment?
A weight loss specialist will determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure after examining you.
Just like any other medical intervention, the STARR treatment is only available for certain patients.
Your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for the STARR treatment after performing a thorough medical investigation. Patients who normally qualify for this procedure, or other bariatric surgeries, have a BMI of 30/35 or higher.
Your body mass index (BMI) is a numerical value of your weight in connection to your height; it estimates body fat and defines morbid obesity at a score of 40 or more.
Eligibility criteria for the STARR treatment
Aside from the BMI score, other conditions for undergoing bariatric surgery include:
To diagnose obesity, your doctor will typically perform a physical exam and recommend some tests, including psychological consultation, as part of the pre-operative evaluation process. Depending on your overall health condition and risk factors, they will help determine any potential risk factors and the optimal weight loss treatment method.
A long-term rewarding outcome requires significant lifestyle changes based on the motivation of every patient.
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