Doctors and medical researchers know obesity can have a variety of causes. It is a long-lasting condition, causing problems with overall health, physical comfort, and emotional well-being.
A person suffering with obesity may also struggle with other conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Obesity is complex. For many patients, it is not solved simply by eating less and exercising more.
Bariatric surgery has been proven to help patients remain at healthier weights for longer periods of time. It also has the potential to fully reverse obesity while providing relief from other health issues.
Am I a Candidate for Surgery?
Bariatric surgery candidacy criteria includes:
- Body Mass Index (BMI) between 30 and 35 with coexisting conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes, or other obesity-related issues.
- BMI of 35 or greater.
Please note: Surgical intervention for treatment of obesity is subject to insurance approval. Criteria for coverage of bariatric surgery varies between insurance plans.