Am I a Candidate?
Sometimes, weight can be controlled through changes in eating habits and behavior modifications like increasing physical activity. However, up to 90% of people suffering from obesity will regain their weight back within 5 years without the help of surgery. This is the result of hormonal imbalances, genetic factors and other complex mechanisms that make you gain weight back. Weight loss surgery increases your chances of keeping the weight off by 70-80%.
The general medical guidelines for weight-loss surgery are based on body mass index (BMI). Calculate your BMI here.
Weight-loss surgery might be an option if you have:
- Age 18-69
- BMI 40 or higher
- BMI > 35 and at least one obesity-related medical condition such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, fatty liver disease or high cholesterol
Paying For Surgery
Most insurance plans may cover the costs of weight-loss surgery if you meet the above requirements. Your team will help you navigate through the insurance approval process before we proceed with your surgery. Medicare and Medicaid programs may cover the costs.