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 are more than 100 pounds over your ideal weight
  • You are unable to lose weight by dieting or exercising
  • 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.

For more information about our bariatric services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

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Why Choose Inspira?

Multidisciplinary Approach to Bariatric Care

Inspira Health’s specialists, from our surgeons and nurses to our dietitians and orthopedists, work closely together to help you achieve your health goals and control your weight. Our team brings expertise and depth of knowledge to the operating room and beyond, ensuring you get the comprehensive bariatric services you need.

Exceptional Surgical Experiences

Inspira’s bariatric surgeons combine years of experience with the latest surgical techniques to give you the results you seek. With some of the highest quality and safety ratings in the region, our bariatric services are highly effective at reducing patients’ risk of postoperative complications. And as an accredited bariatric center, our surgeons across all of our medical centers adhere to strict guidelines that promote lasting results.

Easily Accessible Patient Education

Armed with a range of educational tools and materials, Inspira’s bariatric team keeps patients informed about what they can expect before and after surgery. Undergoing weight loss surgery is only part of your personal journey, and keeping the pounds off can be difficult if you don’t understand how to adjust to your new lifestyle. Whether you suffer from a condition such as diabetes or sleep apnea, or are struggling to find an exercise regimen that works for you, our dedicated team of caregivers is here to guide and support you.