Eligible for sleeve gastrectomy
Yes. at a BMI of 43 you are eligible. Unfortunately, long term studies suggest at this BMI the chances of significant weight loss are very low with treatments other than surgery. There are several surgical options for weight loss, including banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and biliopancreatic diversion. I list in increasing order of effectiveness and risk. In the last few years sleeve gastrectomy has become very popular, and if these trends continue, it will likely become the most commonly performed bariatric surgery.
Eligibility for sleeve gastrectomy
Your BMI is 43. You are morbidly obese. Your long-term chances of losing the weight and keeping it off (without surgery) are very low. Your chance of dying because of your weight is double that of a normal weight person. For these reasons, you are, of course eligible for bariatric surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy is an excellent option.
Dr. Kang from seoul south korea
You are eligible for sleeve gastrectomy because your BMI is 43. You need to take an action to be free from metabolic diseases. The surgery is the best choice for you.