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.