Successful treatment for obesity through weight loss surgery requires commitment, and our team will help you determine if a surgical option is right for you.
In order to be considered for an evaluation with the surgeon - or to continue with the weight loss surgery process - you must meet specific criteria and requirements. These are based on guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health.
You may qualify for weight loss surgery if you:
- have a BMI in the obese or morbidly obese range
- BMI of 40 or greater (approximately 80 lbs. overweight)
- have a BMI of 35-39.9 and diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, or debilitating arthritis
- are unlikely to lose weight successfully with further non-surgical methods
- have an obesity-related physical problem that interferes with your daily activities (i.e., walking, employment, family function)
- have a high-risk obesity-related illness, such as:
- sleep apnea
- obesity-related heart disease
If you believe you qualify for weight loss surgery, please contact us or request an appointment online. We recommend that all prospective patients:
- speak with their doctor about weight loss surgery
- speak with others who have had similar procedures
- research the surgery on their own
- attend our free informational seminar
What is morbid obesity?
People who have morbid obesity are approximately 80-100+ pounds overweight.
This can seriously jeopardize your health, putting you at higher risk for:
- breast, colon, prostate, and ovarian cancers
- elevated cholesterol
- respiratory hypertension
- sleep apnea
- urinary stress incontinence
- other chronic conditions