If non-surgical methods have not helped you achieve the weight loss success you desire, you still have another option. Studies demonstrate that weight-loss surgery, as compared to non-surgical treatments, yield the longest period and percentage of sustained weight loss in patients who have failed other therapies. However, keep in mind that a positive attitude, self-discipline, following post-operative nutrition and activity recommendations, proper follow up, and the ability to plan ahead are the keys to the success of surgery. Weight loss surgery can help you achieve your long-term goals if you are ready to make a commitment to losing weight and keeping it off.
You may qualify for weight loss surgery if your weight and physical attributes meet the following criteria:
- You are at least 18 years old
- You are at least 100 pounds overweight or your BMI is 40 or higher
- Have a BMI of 35 if you have one or more comorbidities - weight-related health conditions - such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
- Meet your insurance policy’s specific requirements
- Calculate my BMI
Keep in mind that only a qualified physician/surgeon can properly evaluate all the factors in your case.
If you believe that you qualify for weight loss surgery, please call us at (386) 231-3530 to schedule an appointment.