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Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery

Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery

Weight-loss surgery comes with a careful screening process to ensure the procedure is a good fit for you. Our Weight Management team will work with you to determine if you are a good candidate. We will also talk with you to identify which surgical procedure is best for your individual needs. This tailored treatment approach helps to ensure that you receive the outcomes you desire.

Generally, you are a candidate for bariatric surgery if you:

  • Have a BMI greater than 40
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 35 with one or more significant obesity-related conditions including:
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Arthritis
    • Sleep apnea
    • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
    • High cholesterol
    • Family history of early coronary heart disease
  • Have life threatening obesity-related problems
  • Have not been successful with medical weight loss

Your state of mind is a critical consideration when thinking about bariatric surgery. The procedure requires that you change your lifestyle and adopt new behaviors that you must maintain for the rest of your life. It’s essential to have realistic expectations and to be truly motivated to seize the opportunity before you. By choosing CHI Memorial, you can be sure that our team will be fully committed to your success every step of the way. 

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