Are You A Candidate?
Have you considered bariatric surgery? Here are some guidelines to help you determine if it is a good fit. You may be eligible for surgery if you:
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or above
- Are 100 pounds or more overweight
- Are over the age of 18
- Experience health problems related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or sleep apnea
- Have previously tried a variety of means to lose weight
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
Here are some of the most common questions we hear from people who visit us at Mercy Bariatrics:
Q: Why should I consider Weight Loss Surgery?
A: You might consider it if you have tried everything and are unable to achieve significant weight loss and when your weight is affecting your overall health and quality of life.
Q: Will my health insurance cover Weight Loss Surgery?
A: Today, many health insurance plans cover weight loss surgery. Contact your health insurance provider and ask about your coverage for bariatric surgery.
Q: Will losing weight help to improve my health risks?
A: The most important and urgent step you can take to improve your overall health is significant weight loss. Obesity is associated with numerous health problems, including but not limited to, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and reflux disease.