More than 78.6 million American adults are obese, which accounts for one-third of the adults in our country.
Obesity and Your Quality of Life
Our caring, knowledgeable weight loss surgery team wants to help you take charge of your health. Obesity can seriously affect your quality of life and it can increase your risk of other chronic, life-threatening diseases, like:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
Knowing your weight loss surgery options is important. There is not a single solution, but rather a combination of methods to treat obesity. These “tools” are part of a comprehensive approach to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, while improving your health. The right combination of tools and lifestyle changes are essential to a successful obesity treatment plan.
Am I a Candidate? Calculate Your BMI
If you have tried to lose weight in the past, but haven't been able to keep the weight off and you meet certain requirements, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
Many factors can help determine if you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery. Your body mass index (BMI) is a good place to start.
Calculate Your BMI
Your BMI is:
|Under 18.5||Underweight||Minimal||18.5 - 24.9||Normal Weight||Minimal||25 - 29.9||Overweight||Increased||30 - 34.9||Obese||High||35 - 39.9||Severely Obese||Very High||40+||Morbidly Obese||Extremely High|
If your BMI was higher than 30, you may be an eligible candidate for weight loss surgery.
BMI > 35
If your BMI is 35 or greater and you have an obesity-related condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure), or your BMI is 40 or greater, you may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:
- Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
- Revision surgical procedures
- Roux-en-y gastric bypass
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
If your BMI is between 30 and 39, you may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:
- Gastric balloon
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band