What Qualifies Me for Weight Loss Surgery?
Many people like the idea of getting bariatric surgery, but it’s not right for everybody. Beverly Hills Physicians is committed to ensuring that our patients make the weight loss decisions that are perfect for their own lives, based on their medical needs. Some mistakenly believe that weight loss surgery is a magical cure for obesity, but really it’s just a much-needed boost down the path to healthy weight loss. It’s important to have an in-depth discussion with your doctor before making the decision, because it’s not a choice that should be made on a whim.
In order to be eligible for a weight loss procedure with Beverly Hills Physicians you need to meet a few qualifications. Either you have to have a BMI of 40 or great, which is about 100 pounds overweight, or have a BMI of 35 coupled with an obesity-related disease, such as diabetes or hypertension. The surgery is only for those 18 years and older. If you meet those qualifications, you can discuss your various weight loss surgery options, including lap band and gastric sleeve procedures.
The decision to have weight loss surgery isn’t easy, but it might be the best choice you ever make and it remains the only proven technique for helping severely obese patients achieve long-term weight loss. When you start to lose weight, your health will improve and you’ll see an upgrade in your overall mood. Beverly Hills Physicians has a staff of talented surgeons and wellness experts who will help you through the process from start to finish. To find out more about surgeries like Lap Band revision to gastric sleeve surgery and set up a free consultation, call our offices today.