Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?
If you need to lose a significant amount of weight and feel like surgery is your last chance to have a healthy body and live a normal life, then bariatric surgery may be a wise decision for you. Surgical weight loss may reduce the risk of weight-related health problems that put many people’s lives in danger, such as heart disease, diabetes and severe sleep apnea.*
If you’re considering surgical weight loss to help you be healthier and lead a more active life, you need to meet the following medical criteria:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You have a long, unsuccessful history of trying to lose weight through diet and exercise.
- Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher. (Someone with a BMI of 40 or more is usually at least 100 pounds over his or her recommended weight.)
- Your BMI is 35 to 39.9 and you have a serious weight-related health problem (called a comorbidity), such as: type 2 diabetes, hypertension requiring multiple medications, sleep apnea, significant cardiopulmonary problems, obesity related cardiomyopathy, and physical problems severely interfering with function.
*Each person’s weight loss challenges are different.There is no guarantee of results and vary for each individual.
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Use our convenient BMI (body mass index) calculator to find out if you are a possible candidate for bariatric surgery.
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Designed for private-pay patients, this unique option takes your previously unsuccessful diet and exercise attempts into account and may put you on a fast track for bariatric surgery.