Who is a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

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For people who were unable to lose weight through exercise and diet, weight loss surgery is often the next step. Weight loss surgery is not without risks, so it’s important to be sure you are a good candidate before going through with the procedure. The main factors that determine whether or not you are a good candidate are your condition and your commitment.

Condition
If you are an adult who is morbidly obese, you might be a candidate for weight loss surgery, especially if you have a weight-related condition, like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or osteoarthritis... If you have not tried dieting and exercise, your condition may not warrant surgery. Weight loss surgery should not be performed on patients whose conditions can be drastically improved without surgery.

Commitment
Before you consider weight loss surgery, you need to be truly committed to changing your lifestyle. If you have the procedure done and eat the same way you did before, you could gain the weight back or develop severe gastrointestinal problems. You also need to adhere to a strict diet immediately following surgery. Your doctor can help you understand the commitments you need to make before undergoing surgery. THE SURGERY IS A TOOL TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT, BUT YOU HAVE TO USE THIS TOOL WELL TO BE SUCCESSFUL, AND TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS.

If you are in the Houston area and want to learn more about weight loss surgery or other bariatric procedures, contact Bariatric Care Centers online or call us at 713.339.1353. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Why Choose Us

  • Surgeon Qualifications-Board Certified Fellowship Trained in Bariatric Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; FASMBS.
  • Designation as a “Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” demonstrates commitment to excellence
  • Dr. Mirza is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at a Houston Center Of Excellance.
  • Excellent Long-Term Track Record of Safety
  • Over 15 Years Experience
  • 1,000's of Successful Safe Bariatric Surgeries Performed
  • Most of our patients are referrals from existing patients
  • Comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery with continued follow-up.
  • Yearly Laboratory Testing to Optimize Patients Health
  • Using only Center Of Excellence Hospitals for Surgery.
  • To assist him in surgery Dr. Mirza uses Highly trained and skilled surgeons and Licensed Assistants.
  • Dr. Mirza will spend time with you and evaluate you personally, at the office and at the hospital.