Candidates

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 health.  You want to get down on the floor to play with the kids and get up with ease.  You want to feel confident about your appearance for personal and professional reasons.  You want to stop dreading plane rides and movies out just because the seats don’t fit comfortably.  You may want to stop taking up to 15 pills a day for everything from arthritis to high cholesterol.  You 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 what is best 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 with an obesity-associated 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.

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