Is Surgery Right For You?

Candidates for bariatric surgery usually meet the following criteria:

  • 18-65 years old (with some exceptions)
  • Failed attempts with diet plans, behavioral and medical therapy
  • Commitment to prolonged life-style changes and long-term follow-up care
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 and over, with at least one high-risk medical condition (comorbidity), such as high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and others.
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater. Use our BMI calculator.

Bariatric Surgery is a life-changing event that helps you live a longer, healthier life. Research has shown that dramatic improvements (>90%) in additional chronic diseases or conditions are achieved through weight loss surgery. Your results may differ from others, but most patients see a change in associated conditions, including lowering their risk or completely eliminating the following:

  • Blood Pressure, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Reduce strain on the joints and Osteoarthritis
  • Depression
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Acid Reflux (heartburn)
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Improve fertility