Criteria for Weight Loss Surgery
If you struggle with obesity, you’re not alone. Nearly 160 million American adults are either obese or overweight, and it’s a growing problem for children, too. The negative effects of obesity go far beyond self-image. Being obese significantly increases the risk for other health conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer and arthritis.
Inspira Health offers comprehensive bariatric services for patients seeking a safe, sustainable way to control their weight. Bariatric surgery isn’t for everyone, which is why it’s important to learn more about your options so you can make an informed decision based upon the criteria for weight loss surgery.
You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if:
- You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or above
- You have a BMI over 35 and have weight-related issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma or joint problems
- You experience difficulty when trying to complete everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning
If a patient doesn’t qualify for traditional bariatric surgery, Inspira Health still has options to aid in their weight-loss journey. Non-surgical procedures are available with less restrictive requirements, opening up possibilities to a wider range of candidates.
Our team of weight loss professionals is committed to supporting you through all phases of the surgical process, including pre-operative, post-operative, and long-term weight loss maintenance. Surgery is just the beginning of your journey to a healthier you. To help our patients make lifestyle changes that sustain long-term weight loss, Inspira offers a variety of post-surgical services, such as weight management education, nutrition counseling and various support groups.