Before you consider bariatric surgery, it is important to speak to a bariatric surgeon at length about the procedure. Only a qualified physician can make sure that you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery.
Bariatric surgery should always be performed by an Experienced, Well trained surgeon who has special training in bariatrics. a highly-qualified bariatric surgeon can lower significantly the risks involved, improve safety, success, and provide needed follow-up care. Additionally, potential candidates should be more than 100 pounds overweight or have a body mass index, or BMI, of 40 or more. An ideal candidate may also have a BMI of 35 or greater with two obesity-related co-morbidities. Examples of co-morbid afflictions include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, heart disease, and some respiratory disorders. Candidates may also have a lower BMI, but be unable to sustain healthy weight loss despite prior efforts, including medically supervised weight loss.
If you want to learn more about your options for bariatric surgery in Houston, contact Bariatric Care Centers. We can help you find out if you may be a good surgery candidate.
Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.