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Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Who Can Be Considered for Bariatric Surgery?

If you are struggling with your weight you may be wondering ‘Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?’ To determine whether weight loss surgery is appropriate for you, the following criteria should be considered:

  • You are an adult (at least 18 years old).
  • Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 35-39.9 with one or more obesity-related health conditions. Click here to calculate your BMI.
  • You have been overweight for more than 5 years.
  • Your serious attempts to lose weight have yielded only short-term success.
  • You are not suffering from any other disease that could have caused you to be overweight.
  • You are prepared to make substantial changes in your eating habits and lifestyle, and to continue being monitored by the specialist treating you.
  • You do not drink alcohol in excess.

In order to be considered for weight loss surgery, you will have to meet the above requirements. If you weigh slightly less, you still may be considered if you are suffering from health problems. The surgeon treating you may have additional criteria.

Making a Commitment to Weight Loss

Your motivation and commitment to adopt a new lifestyle is extremely important for your successful, long-term weight loss. You must be determined to adhere to new eating habits for the rest of your life.

Exercise is an equally important component of your changed lifestyle. Adequate exercise will not only help you in your battle against excess weight, but it will also benefit your general health and well-being.

Equally important in our components process is what we consider our three-legged stool process. This includes:

  1. The right surgeon
  2. The ability to understand the psychological components of eating
  3. The need to exercise at least 3 times a week for about 30 minutes
If you are plagued by the question, ‘Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?’ contact us today. We would love to assist you on your weight loss journey. Fill out our contact form or call us at (520) 469-8760.

Ready to take the next step? Watch our online Weight Loss Surgery Seminar now

At Northwest Medical Center, we’ve helped countless patients just like you reach their health goals with various weight-loss procedures appropriate for their needs. If you’d like to explore your options, please watch our free online seminar for an overview of how we can assist – and the amazing benefits associated with overcoming obesity.

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