Types of Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery is a powerful tool to help you manage your weight and health. Still, after surgery, you must make significant lifestyle changes in diet and exercise to support the benefits of the surgery. It’s important to know that we will support you on every step of your weight loss journey—before surgery and for years after your surgery.
To be eligible, you must have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 alone, or a BMI between 35 and 40 along with a disease associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or high cholesterol/triglycerides.(For the Allergan LAP-BAND® System, you must have a BMI between 30 and 40.)
Other factors, such as age and lifestyle choices, may also affect your eligibility. Talk with your doctor about whether weight loss surgery is a good option for you.