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Considering Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric surgery can lead to life-changing weight loss.

You may be a candidate if you...

Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or over (approximately 100 pounds overweight),

...Have a BMI between 35 and 39 and receiving medical treatment for one or more obesity-related diagnosis such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol or osteoarthritis.

...Have been unsuccessful with serious attempts at weight loss.

...Understand and accept the risks of bariatric surgery.

...Are prepared to make permanent changes in your diet, activity level and lifestyle.

...Agree to adhere to life-long follow-up visits with your surgeon or primary care provider to monitor your health status.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is one way to measure weight as it relates to health. The BMI formula uses an individual's height and weight to determine if people are underweight, at a healthy weight, overweight or obese.

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Adults with a BMI greater than 40 are considered morbidly obese. This equates to being about 100 pounds or more overweight.
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