Is Bariatric Surgery for You?
Weight loss surgery is a powerful tool to help you manage your weight and health, but surgery by itself is not a cure. You must make significant lifestyle changes in diet and exercise to support the benefits of the surgery.
To be eligible, you must have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 alone, or a BMI between 35 and 40 (between 30 and 40 for the Allergan LAP-BAND® System) with diseases associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or high cholesterol/triglycerides. 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.
Bariatric Surgery Orientations
We hold bariatric surgery orientation meetings at the Palo Alto and Mountain View Centers. These highly informative sessions are led by a bariatric surgeon, registered dietitian and behaviorist to help you evaluate whether this life-changing surgery is appropriate for you.
Find out more about our free weight loss surgery information sessions in Burlingame, Dublin, Fremont, Palo Alto, Mountain View & Santa Cruz.