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* Your category is based on federal guidelines for healthy weight.
Patient selection for weight loss surgery is based on the National Institutes of Health criteria:
The individual in the example above would be classified as morbidly obese and would meet the initial eligibility for weight loss surgery.
This calculator is not intended to replace the evaluation of a health care professional.
If you answered yes to the above, then Surgical Weight Loss might be right for you.
Changing your life starts with a simple first step: determining if weight loss surgery is right for you. Once you’ve made that decision, it may feel as if a tremendous weight has already been lifted. Weight loss surgery is not cosmetic and should not be considered based on simply “looking better.” There are risks with any surgery, so this alternative should be an option only after serious discussion with your physician.
If surgery is the right treatment for you the best way to get started is to schedule an initial consultation and a comprehensive medical evaluation. We will provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision on whether surgery is right for you or another weight loss option. We will discuss the risks and benefits to determine which surgical option is best for you: gastric bypass, gastric banding, duodenal switch or a sleeve gastrectomy.
To learn more about the St. Rose Dominican hospitals weight loss surgery program, please call (702) 616-4976.