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Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Having a BMI ranging between 35 and 40 along with obesity-related complications could mean that surgical weight loss may be a good option for you. While many people struggle with losing weight and keeping it off, weight loss surgeries, such as the gastric sleeve, has been shown to help people lose weight and maintain that loss.

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Such procedures, collectively known as bariatric surgery, are effective when exercise and diet alone are not working. Doctors also recommend bariatric surgery when a patient has serious weight-related health conditions. Some of these procedures work by limiting the amount of food one eats, while others aim to reduce the body’s nutrient-absorption ability. Some procedures can actually do both.

Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective ways to lose weight and treat obesity-related health complications. To find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact our team at Clarity Surgical for recommendations.
 

Reasons for Doing Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery helps patients lose excess weight. It also reduces the risk of potentially dangerous complications such as:
 

  • High blood pressure

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Stroke and heart disease

  • Sleep apnea

  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


Bariatric surgery is not for everyone with weight issues. You will need to meet certain guidelines to qualify for the procedure and go through a screening process to determine your candidacy. You will also need to have a willingness to change your lifestyle which involves monitoring your condition, nutrition, and behavior.
 

How to Determine Whether You Are a Good Candidate for Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric surgeries, such as gastric bypass and gastric sleeve, are ideal for people with a BMI above 40. Those with a BMI between 35 and 39.9 must have at least one co-occurring condition. Co-occurring conditions, referred to as co-morbidity, include diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
 

Revision Surgery


Unfortunately, there are times when a single weight-loss treatment is not enough. If you gain back the weight you lost after your bariatric surgery, you may be eligible for a revisional procedure. As with any other type of surgical procedure, every situation is different and the best way to determine whether you need bariatric surgery is to speak with a specialist at Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions. They will help you to better understand the pros and cons of each procedure.

If you are considering bariatric surgery, contact Clarity Surgical and speak with one of our experts. We can help you find the surgical solution that will work best for you. For more information or to book an appointment, call us today at (516) 400-4900.