Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?
Turn to Adventist HealthCare to help you determine if bariatric surgery can improve your health and wellbeing.
Who Qualifies for Weight-Loss Surgery?
Bariatric surgery may be right for you if:
- Diet and lifestyle changes haven’t helped you lose weight.
- You have health conditions caused by obesity.
- You weigh 80 to 100 pounds more than a healthy weight.
- You’re between 18 and 65 years old.
Check your body mass index (BMI). You may qualify for bariatric surgery if your BMI is 40 or above, or if it’s 35 and you have one or more of the following:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
Can I Get Bariatric Surgery?
Talk to your doctor if your weight makes it hard to do your daily activities. If you think surgery may be right for you, ask your doctor about the risks and benefits.