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Do You Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

First, it is important to consider that most insurance companies will require about three to six months of a medically supervised weight loss program. (This means under the supervision of our physicians and dietitians, patients will be educated on how to eat, and demonstrate that they can adopt newer, healthier eating and exercise habits.)

Second, are you obese? The following criteria are based on Body Mass Index, or BMI, a tool that measures your body fat based on weight and height. If you fall into any of the following categories, weight-loss surgery may be right for you.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater
  • 100 lbs. over ideal body weight for men and 80 pounds. over ideal body weight for women
  • BMI of 35 or greater (Along with suffering from obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or severe sleep apnea)

Lastly, are you dedicated to changing the way you live your life and willing to commit to frequent follow-up and programs?

The surgery is just the first step to an optimal weight-loss program, and patients need to be prepared for all of the work and commitment required by them after they have had the procedure.

Health Benefits

Patients experience the benefits of weight-loss surgery almost immediately. Over time the benefits will include:

  • Significant weight loss
  • Improvement of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Relief of sleep apnea
  • Relief of acid reflux
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved mood and self-esteem

Patient Stories

  • My knees don’t hurt, I’m not winded after carrying a bunch of groceries up the stairs. It’s the little things that keep me motivated to maintain my lifestyle.

    Ashley
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  • “It’s not easy, but it is rewarding. The best is still to come. You haven’t seen anything yet.”

    J.B. Flemming
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  • "I am looking forward to the future, and seeing what this is going to bring..."

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