Considering Surgery

Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

Are you morbidly obese?

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 40.
  • Or a BMI > 35 with serious associated (co-morbid) medical conditions.
  • Calculate your BMI.

Do you have health-related problems related to obesity?
Common problems include:

  • Type II Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Depression
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Urinary "stress" incontinence
  • Sleep disorders
  • Back pain (degenerative spine disease)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Chronic ankle edema
  • Chronic cardiopulmonary deconditioning

Are you motivated to make life-long changes to your eating and activity level?

Do you have social support?

Do you have a willingness to work with a team of healthcare professionals to help you reach your weight loss goals?

Can you make a commitment to life-long follow-up care?