Find out if you’re a candidate for surgery
If you need to lose 100 pounds or more and keep it off, your best option is weight-loss surgery. To qualify for surgery, you must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 to 40+ with one or more major health problems such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol or hyperlipidemia
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
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Obesity’s impact on your health.
This life-altering surgery helps reduce serious health risks associated with obesity, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you’re considering the procedure, the hospital’s bariatric surgery team can help you explore all of your options and make the choice that is best for you.
What can I expect?
Typically, you will lose 60 to 80 percent of your excess weight within 12 to 18 months after surgery. After this weight loss, you’ll discover lifestyle and emotional changes that will make your weight loss easier to maintain.