Why Weight Loss Surgery
Shopping anywhere you want, feeling good, and having goals in life that don’t involve weight—though these don’t seem like luxuries to some, they are for those who struggle with obesity. Isn’t it time to make yourself a priority in your life? Imagine what it would be like to be on the other side of weight loss. Bariatric surgery may help you get there, sooner.
Be There for the People Who Care About You
When you make yourself and your health a priority, it’s not just for you. A National Institutes of Health study found that the higher the BMI, the shorter the life expectancy. Chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes can lead to other complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and the need for amputations. Taking care of your health helps you be there for your family and friends – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
Whether your weight loss journey leads you to consider surgical or non-surgical options, our accredited physicians, nurses and bariatric navigators are available to talk through medical weight-loss services that are right for you.
Why weight? Consider what your life would be like after losing the weight you want—and keeping it off.
Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the Lap Band® is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
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