Is Weight Loss Surgery for Me?
The truth is that nearly everyone who has a weight problem has tried to lose weight and failed. Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, makes it easier to succeed, but it also requires a lifetime of commitment after the surgery. No surgery should be entered into lightly. To see if you meet the conditions to have bariatric surgery, take this quiz.
I Need Weight Loss Surgery. Or Do I?
There are many factors that determine whether weight loss surgery is right for you.
- Do I weigh more than 100 pounds above my ideal body weight?
- Is my BMI (Body Mass Index) 35 or more?
- Do I have a BMI of 35 and medical conditions, like diabetes, sleep apnea, heart conditions, etc., that resulted from my weight?
- Have I tried everything, including medical guidance for weight loss, but still haven't lost the weight?
If you answered no to all of these questions, bariatric surgery is probably not for you. If you answered yes to one or more, then you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
What you should consider with weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery).
What do I do next?