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   Your BMI is :    

  19-25
 Normal
  25-30
 Overweight
  30-40  Obese
  40-50  Severely/Morbidly  Obese
  >50  Super Obese
 

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Am I Candidate For Surgery ?
 
Candidate for Surgery ?



Are You Eligible for Surgery ?

Bariatric surgery is a major operation, and should be considered only after non-surgical weight-loss methods have failed. If you're considering weight-loss surgery, you must make a serious, lifelong commitment to lifestyle changes. If you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 or more with illness related to excess weight, and have not    been able to sustain weight loss through diet and exercise, you are a    candidate for weight-loss surgery. Our center accepts candidates between the ages of 16 and 70, with some exceptions. Through our intensive non-surgical weight management program, we can help you lose weight by helping you change your eating habits, modify your behavior and increase your physical activity. All surgical procedures carry risks, even more so when a patient is obese. Different procedures involve different risks, and depending upon your individual circumstances, your risks may be higher or lower than average. Your surgeon will discuss potential risks of surgery with you so you can make an educated and informed decision.

In general the following criteria must usually be met before a person can be eligible for surgery.

  1. Usually you should be at least 100 lbs. overweight, depending on height.
    Use our BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator as a guide.
  2. Failure to lose weight by prior serious efforts.
  3. Absence of medical problems that might make obesity surgery too hazardous.
  4. Sincere motivation towards weight loss, including a willingness to make necessary changes in habits, following the instructions you will be given, and keeping appointments for follow up.
  5. Age 15-70, although this may vary in individual cases.
  6. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and other complications of obesity are additional reasons to undertake the surgery and are not reasons to withhold obesity surgery because of any extra risks, in most cases.
Diet

Your physician and dietician will work together to develop a personalized eating plan that meets your nutritional and weight-loss needs and fits your lifestyle. All plans encourage healthy eating habits that you can maintain for life.


Exercise

Each patient will receive a physician-designed exercise program that is customized to your needs and current fitness level. Consultations will include exercise demonstrations when needed and physical therapy sessions when necessary.


Lab and Diagnostic Evaluation

You will receive an evaluation for all obesity-related diseases and your treatment will include continual monitoring of relevant data including liver, kidney and thyroid function; cholesterol; blood pressure; and metabolic syndrome.

Medications

A physician will review any medications you are currently taking to ensure none has any side effects that are counterproductive to your weight-loss goals. When appropriate, medications taken for other conditions will be switched to  alternatives that are more conducive to weight loss. Medications such as appetite suppressants also may be prescribed, when appropriate, to patients meeting organ-health and lifestyle requirements.

Pregnancy

If you are a woman of childbearing age and are planning to become pregnant, you MUST NOT get pregnant within the first 18 months following surgery. Rapid weight loss associated with bariatric surgery make pregnancy potentially dangerous for the mother and developing fetus.


What's Your BMI ?

19 – 25

normal

25 – 30

overweight

30 – 40

obese

40 – 50

severely/morbidly obese

       > 50

super obese


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