- Unlikely to lose weight or keep weight off long-term with nonsurgical measures?
- Well informed about the surgical procedure and the effects of treatment
- Determined to lose weight and improve your health?
- Aware of how your life may change after the operation (adjustment to the side effects of the operation, including the need to chew food well and inability to eat large meals)?
- Aware of the potential for serious complications, dietary restrictions, and occasional failures?
- Committed to lifelong medical follow-up and vitamin/mineral supplementation?
If you’ve been thinking about weight loss surgery as a tool in losing your excess weight and maintaining your ongoing health goals, you can use the guideline below to determine if you will qualify and benefit from weight-loss surgery:
- You are at least 18 years old
- You are at least 80lbs or more pounds overweight or:
- Lap-Band – Your BMI is 40 or higher (or at least 30 if you have one or more co-morbidities – weight-related health conditions – such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea)
- Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass – Your BMI is 40 or higher (or at least 35 if you have one or more co-morbidities – weight-related health conditions – such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea)
- You have been overweight for more than five years
- Your serious weight-loss attempts have had only short-term success
- You are not suffering from any other disease that may have caused your excess weight
- You are prepared to make healthy changes in your eating habits and lifestyle
VIDEO: Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar
Less Of You. More Of Life!
Keep in mind that only a qualified physician/surgeon can properly evaluate all the factors in your case. However the following videos will help you understand bariatric surgery and whether it’s right for you: