You are an ideal candidate for one of our weight management programs if you:
Undergoing a weight loss surgery is not a quick fix. It also has potential risks. The options available at Northside Hospital are intended for patients that have a long history of obesity and whose efforts to lose weight have resulted in repeated failure and frustration.
Below are general guidelines for surgical bariatric procedures we offer at Northside Hospital. These are general guidelines and all options should be discussed with your health care provider to determine your best option.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator and Additional Qualifications
|Gastric Balloon||BMI of 30-40|
|Adjustable Gastric Band||BMI ≥ 40 OR BMI ≥ 30 with at least 1 or more obesity-related medical conditions|
|Sleeve/Bypass||BMI ≥ 40 OR BMI ≥ 30 with at least 1 or more obesity-related medical conditions|
|Duodenal Switch||BMI ≥ 45|
Weight loss surgery is a good option for teens who have been unsuccessful with non-surgical methods of weight loss and who meet the program requirements.
Patients must be 11-17 years of age AND meet the following criteria:
You can use our BMI calculator for adults or teens to determine your BMI before scheduling an appointment with one of our bariatric specialists.
For people who have been obese for years, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery or other bariatric procedures is life changing. Surgical and non-surgical weight loss options are designed to treat obesity by changing the amount of food a person can consume and, therefore, reducing the amount of food a patient needs to feel satisfied. A few of Northside’s Center for Weight Loss patients discuss their journey.