Do I Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?
The decision to have weight loss surgery is not for everybody. Beverly Hills Physicians has a network of bariatric surgeons who can help you decide if it’s the right choice for your life. It’s a major surgical procedure that will affect the rest of your life, so it’s not a step to be taken lightly. Not every patient looking to lose weight is also qualified. Only patients who are 18 years or older are ready to undertake this type of surgery. You must have a BMI of 40 or more, which is around 100 pounds overweight. However, if you have an obesity-related disease (a comorbidity in medical parlance), such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may qualify with a BMI of 35 or more.
Weight loss surgery with Beverly Hills Physicians isn’t, by itself, a cure for obesity. After the surgery, you need to be committed to making the right lifestyle choices. This means that you have to be serious about eating healthier and exercising regularly. As you lose weight through the help of Lap Band or gastric sleeve surgery, it will be easier to stick to the plan as your health improves. When you lose weight, many health matters may resolve themselves. If pain is an issue, your back and joints may feel better, making it easier to exercise. Each surgery can help you curb your overeating habits.
After having surgery with Beverly Hills Physicians, you will need to have regular checkups with a qualified doctor to ensure that everything is going well. Sometimes people are unhappy with their results, so they opt for Lap Band revision to gastric sleeve. Call today to set up a free consultation.