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Eating healthy, portion-controlled meals and exercising regularly are the best ways to reach and maintain an ideal weight. However, this approach does not work for everyone. Many people try various diet and exercise programs with little to no success. When traditional methods do not produce desirable results, bariatric surgery may provide another opportunity for weight loss.
Bariatric surgery includes many different procedures, such as the LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve. While the techniques may be different, all operations have one thing in common – they are all surgical remedies for weight loss. Only your surgeon can determine whether you qualify for weight loss surgery. However, there are several general criteria you must meet in order to be considered for any of these bariatric procedures.
- Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40, or:
- At least 100 pounds overweight, or:
- BMI of 35 with other risk factors such as Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea.
If you meet these guidelines and think you may weight loss surgery may be for you, please sign up for a free online seminar to learn more about bariatric surgery and how it may change your life.