Is Surgery Right for Me?

Weight loss surgery isn’t right for everyone, but it is a very helpful tool for many who have struggled with losing weight and keeping it off.

You may want to consider surgery if:

  • You are 80 to 100 pounds overweight or have a BMI* of 40 or higher.
  • You have a BMI of 35 or higher AND weight-related conditions like Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, joint disease or sleep apnea.
  • You understand and accept your eating habits must change after surgery.
  • You want to make the necessary lifestyle changes.

What is BMI*?

BMI stands for Body Mass Index, and it is a tool to measure mass based on your weight in relation to your height. Your BMI can help gauge your risk of certain diseases that can occur in people who have a higher percentage of body mass. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk may be. A BMI of 40 is about 80 to 100 pounds over “normal” weight.  Click here for the BMI calculator.