Are You a Bariatric Weight Loss Candidate?
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Bariatric or weight loss surgery is an option only when other weight loss options have failed. Bariatric surgery is a tool to help you lose weight, but it is by no means a weight loss solution by itself. As a prospective patient, you must be willing to learn healthy eating behaviors as well as become more physically active to succeed in keeping weight off in the long term.
You must also meet criteria that make surgery the best option.
You Might Be a Good Candidate for Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery If:
- You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more.
- A BMI of 35-39.9 with health-related problems that are known to improve with weight loss. This BMI requirement applies only to gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. If you have a BMI of 30 with health-related problems that are know to improve with weight loss, you may be eligible for gastric banding. For more information on the new FDA approved requirements for Lap-Band, click here.
- Are able to undergo a major operation as determined by your medical physician and/or surgeon.
- Have failed to lose weight through other methods.
- Do not have active drug or alcohol problems.
- Are a non-smoker.
- Do not have uncontrolled psychological conditions.
- Do not have an untreated endocrine cause of obesity (e.g., thyroid disorder).
- Have been struggling with morbid obesity for more than two years.
- Have a consensus opinion from our multi-disciplinary team.
- Understand the risks associated with surgery.
If you meet the above criteria and are considering becoming part of our weight loss surgery family, the next step is to view our FREE online seminar.
When you are ready to embark on this amazing, life-changing journey and want to speed up the process to surgery we can help! Learn more about our Fast Track to Surgery.
Take Your Life Back
Weight loss surgery can help dramatically improve your overall health and increase your lifespan, not to mention make you look and feel a lot better. Surgery is a serious but effective option if you are dedicated to a lifestyle change and long-term follow-ups.
For more information, please call 678-312-6200, or complete the online form, and someone will contact you.