Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
Chart Your Course: Assessing Candidacy and Options
Our comprehensive evaluations and expert guidance will help you determine if weight loss surgery is the right choice for you. Take the first step on your journey to a healthier, happier life by exploring your candidacy with us.
Below are the general requirements for weight loss surgery candidacy. Please note that a formal consultation is needed to proceed with medical weight loss and weight loss surgery treatment plans.
Is Surgery Right For You?
Weight Loss Candidate Checklist:
1. You Are Obese
Weight loss surgery is typically recommended for individuals who are classified as obese. Obesity is determined by calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI), which takes into account your height and weight. Our medical team will assess your health status and BMI to determine which of our programs would be best suited for your individual needs. To get an idea of your BMI, use our BMI Calculator.
2. You Have Tried Other Weight Loss Methods
Weight loss surgery is often considered when other methods of weight loss, such as dieting and exercise, have proven ineffective in achieving significant and sustainable results. Our team will review your previous weight loss attempts to understand your history and determine if weight loss surgery is a suitable option for you.
In fact, some insurance companies will not cover weight loss surgeries unless patients have gone through a Medically Supervised Weight Loss program.
3. You Understand the Risks and Benefits
Weight loss surgery is a major decision that comes with both risks and benefits. It is important to have a clear understanding of what to expect from the procedure, including the potential risks and complications, as well as the long-term benefits.
4. You Are Motivated to Change Your Lifestyle
Weight loss surgery is not a quick fix, but a tool to assist you in achieving long-term weight management. It requires a commitment to making significant lifestyle changes, including adopting a healthy diet, incorporating regular exercise, and adhering to post-surgery guidelines. We will assess your motivation and readiness to embrace these lifestyle modifications, as they are crucial for your success after weight loss surgery.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
- Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Sleeve
- Surgery Corrections or revisions from previous bariatric or stomach procedures/surgeries
- ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon
- Duodenal Switch
Ready to Speak to a Doctor?
Then we’re here to talk! Schedule a consultation to discuss options specifically for you and plan the next steps of your life-changing weight loss journey