Are you a candidate?
You are an ideal candidate for weight loss surgery if you:
Have decided that you want to change your life and improve your
Want to get down on the floor to play with the kids and get up
Want to feel confident about your appearance for personal and
Want to stop dreading plane rides and movies out just because
the seats don’t fit comfortably.
Want to stop taking up to 15 pills a day for everything from
arthritis to high cholesterol.
Want to be healthy and happy.
Weight loss surgery isn’t a quick fix. It also has potential
risks. The surgery is intended for someone who has a long history
of obesity and whose efforts to lose weight have resulted in repeated
failure and frustration. Consult with your health care provider to
determine the best option for you.
The ideal candidate:
Weighs 100 pounds more than ideal body weight and has a body
mass index (BMI) greater than 40.
Has a BMI greater than 35 and an obesity-related medical
condition such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high
cholesterol, sleep apnea, stress urinary incontinence, acid
reflux or osteoarthritis or joint pain.*
* Patients with a BMI of 30-35 who have a serious obesity-related
medical condition may be able to have an Adjustable
Gastric Lap-Band procedure.