Are You a Weight Loss Surgery Candidate?
What You Need to Know
Bariatric surgery has been proven to be an effective first step toward reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. It works by limiting the capacity of the stomach and reducing calorie absorption, helping you feel full sooner and consume less. The results can be dramatic. Most patients lose an estimated 75% of their excess weight. In addition, the procedure has been shown to improve or even resolve life-threatening conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, joint pain and obstructive sleep apnea.
Should You Consider Weight Loss Surgery?
You could be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you:
• Are 80 to 100 pounds overweight
• Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40
• Suffer from obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, or heart disease and have a BMI over 35