Am I a candidate Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery?
Am I eligible?
Do you find yourself regularly getting on and off different diets? Have you lost weight and then gained the weight back – plus more? Our medical weight loss program and surgical options are for anyone with medically significant weight problems.
You could be a candidate for surgery if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, or if your BMI is 35 or more and you have other significant negative health issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to your weight. You may also be a candidate if you are more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight or you are unable to get to your ideal body weight for a long period of time.Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Please note this calculator is suitable for people 18 and older.
Who should consider bariatric surgery?
Many medical conditions can be improved by bariatric surgery – sometimes even before you lose significant amounts of weight. The degree of improvement depends on the condition, the type of surgery and the individual patient. You may find you can reduce or eliminate the medications you take for diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and possibly other conditions.
Conditions improved by bariatric surgery include:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Diabetes (type 2)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Infertility, in some cases
- Migraine and pressure around the brain
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Sleep apnea
- Stroke risk
- Urinary incontinence when coughing, laughing, sneezing