Are you wondering: "Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?" We can help! Bariatric surgery is performed at New York City obesity surgery center. To provide you with a comprehensive list, all of the following qualifications must be met:
A BMI of 40 or more: With high-risk co-morbid conditions, a BMI of 35 may qualify.
Because surgery is a very serious undertaking, generally, candidates must have tried non-surgical treatments such as dietary programs, behavioral modification, and exercise.
There must be no medical or hormonal reason for the clinically severe obesity. These conditions are rare, but require treatment of the underlying medical problem.
The candidate must be fully informed about the surgery and what can be expected both as to weight loss and possible complications.
The candidate must demonstrate a willingness to accept the risks of surgery and to make dramatic lifelong changes in his/her lifestyle, dietary habits, exercise, and to commit to medical follow-up.
If you want to learn more and answer the question: Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?, you may do so by attending one of our obesity surgery seminars in New York City or you can call 1-888-949-9344 to get started!
MMIBS weight loss in New York offers a surgical support team that takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. The team includes full pre-operative education, nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, and individual and group counseling opportunities.